NBC 9 November 2016Family First Comment: Interesting that one (and possibly another, too close to call) said NO to pot.#notadonedealCalifornia, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, giving a huge boost to the campaign to allow pot nationwide. Six more states also voted on marijuana measures, while voters in California and Washington state toughened gun control laws.In Nebraska, voters reinstated the death penalty, reversing the Legislature’s decision last year to repeal capital punishment. Nebraska has not executed an inmate since 1997; 10 men currently sit on death row.In all, there were more than 150 measures appearing on statewide ballots. California led the pack with 17 ballot questions, including one that would require actors in porn movies to wear condoms during filming of sexual intercourse. Another would ban single-use plastic grocery bags.In all, five states considered whether to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Arizonans defeated the measure in their state. The outcome in Maine was too close to call early Wednesday.Overall, the results were hailed as historic by legalization activists, given that California is the most populous state. Massachusetts became the first state east of the Rockies to join the movement.Voters in Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved measures allowing marijuana use for medical purposes. Montanans voted on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.READ MORE: http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33657840/death-penalty-gun-control-pot-among-ballot-measure-issues
The General Manager of Asante Kotoko says the club will announce a new coach by Wednesday. Kotoko asked head coach Mas’ud Didi Dramani to proceed on leave on Tuesday after an unimpressive run in these early days of the First Capital Plus Premier league. About 10 coaches have sent their CVs to the team’s management, according to Samuel Opoku Nti. It has emerged that ex-Hearts of Oak coach David Duncan is the favourite for the hot seat. Speaking on the popular afternoon show “Fire for Fire” on Asempa FM, Opoku Nti has assured the teeming Kotoko faithfuls to expect a new coach by the middle of next week. “I want to assure all the Kotoko fans that by Tuesday or Wednesday they will see their new coach. I am confident the future is bright for Kotoko because everything possible is being done to ensure that the club returns to winning ways.” “We are working according to plan and soon the evidence will be there for all to see.” He asked the Fabulous faithful to stay calm because the management will do all it can to take decisions in the best interest of the club. Kotoko are 10th in the league, their worst start after seven matches in seven years.