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CVS to start selling cannabis-infused products over the counter – Picking up CBD products just got a lot easier in eight states across the country — at least in topical form. CVS, the largest drug store chain in America, announced this week that it will start selling cannabis-infused products in over 800 of its stores in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee and, yes, California. But if you're looking for a munchie fix, you won't be able to find it at CVS. So far, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of CBD in food or beverages. Although it is derived from marijuana, CBD oil does not have the same effect. They are two main compounds in the marijuana plant, THC and CBD. THC is the component that is psychoactive while CBD is not. (ABC10)
UNSOLVED: Sister still wants answers for brother killed 32 years ago – Rebecca Stincelli is still hopeful she'll find answers to who killed her brother, James Valencia, in Sacramento in 1987. Valencia was shot and killed on March 21, 1987 just off Excelsior Road. His case remains open in the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Stincelli said she is the last surviving family member. Her mother passed away three years ago from cancer. Stincelli put up a white cross with her brother's name and the date he was killed more than 30 years ago as a reminder to those who stop and read the message that there is a loved one out there waiting. "One of the worst things that people say in a cold case situation is, they will say to people, why don't you just move on?" Stincelli said. "Move on? I know they mean well, but what they don't understand is, a lot of [us] do move on, it's just something we take with us." (Ananda Rochita, ABC10)
Ice, heated food, & medicine | Everything California can tax you for at the grocery store – California has one of the highest sales tax averages in the Country, with a long list of taxable items that can be found in common grocery stores. The combination of state and local sales tax rates came out to 8.56 percent, according to Tax Foundation, and — as of Jan. 2019 — California was ranked #9 for the highest sales tax average in the country. Even though income taxes get a lot of attention from January to April, sales tax is ever present whenever customers see a grocery store receipt. So what exactly can and cannot be taxed in California grocery stores? Check out the list here before you head to the store again. (Eric Escalante, ABC10)
Another chicken-related recall... At this point we should just rename this newsletter "The Daily Recall," because they seem to happening that frequently. Anyway, check your freezers because Tyson just recalled 69,000 pounds of chicken strips due to metal pieces in the meat. Find the list on ABC10.com.
Above and beyond the line of duty... There's a lot happening in the world. It's always been that way, and it's likely going to continue to be that way. But one thing to remember during turbulent times is that all humans have is each other. And that's what this Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy shows. After seeing a recently jobless man had no food in his home, Deputy Brunmier bought groceries for him. And now the community has followed suit. Help somebody today. Pay it forward, always.