Is cannabis an emerging technology?

Happening in the world: A large boat is still stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking the crossing between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Each day that the passage is blocked, it disrupts more than $9 billion in global trade; the ship could remain stuck for weeks (CNBC).

Happening in the US: A tornado struck Alabama, causing significant damage. It is the first in a wave of tornados that is anticipated to hit the southeast (CNN).

Happening in NYC: Democrats in the New York State Legislature reached an agreement to legalize recreational cannabis for adults ages 21 and older. The industry is expected to bring in up to $4.20 billion per year (NYT).

Happening in the community: The Brown Institute is holding an event with the New York Times R&D Team called “Applying Emerging Technologies In Service of Journalism,” discussing the potential use of new technologies in the field of Journalism. The event begins at 11 am; register here.

Cannabis leaves via Bwog archives.