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VOL. 46 | NO. 16 | Friday, April 22, 2022

Marijuana, hemp and what’s legal in Tennessee

And health benefits? It’s all anecdotal since none of it is FDA approved

It’s legal, it’s sold everywhere in Tennessee, but purveyors can’t tell anyone why it might help your insomnia, diabetes, anxiety or chronic pain. Federal law prohibits vendors from telling consumers why they’d actually want to buy it.

Child’s illness leads GOP state rep to push medicinal marijuana

For Rep. Bryan Terry (R- Murfreesboro), medical marijuana is intensely personal. But it wasn’t always that way.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Get the latest COVID booster? It’s hard to know what to do

Except for the anti-vax crowd – a self-thinning Darwinian herd – it’s time for some of us to consider another COVID shot. Turns out it’s more complicated than I had hoped.

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EVENTS

Keys of Hope Luncheon. YWCA Knoxville & the Tennessee Valley will host its 12th event to raise funds for the YWCA’s Keys of Hope Women’s Housing Program. The event begins Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The Keys of Hope Women’s Housing Program offers a 58-bed facility and counseling for women to empower them to become self-sufficient by providing safe, affordable housing for up to two years. $50, $500 for table of 10. Knoxville Convention Center, 701 Henley St., Knoxville. Information

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TENNESSEE TITANS

Robinson enters draft with trail of mixed results

It is no secret that Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson needs a home run or two in this year’s NFL Draft, set for April 28-30 in Las Vegas.

Grading Jon Robinson’s drafts

From the great (2016, 2019) to the disastrous (2018, 2020), Titans general manager Jon Robinson has had some big pendulum swings during his six drafts. Here's a look back at how each grades:

UT SPORTS

‘Probably one of the best days of my life’

Lady Vols’ Burrell thrilled with No.9 WNBA selection

The obvious storyline came into everyone’s mind as the pick approached: The Las Vegas native drafted by the hometown Las Vegas Aces to play in front of family and friends.

NEWSMAKERS

Dongarra wins Turing Award, $1M prize

Jack Dongarra has won the “Nobel Prize of Computing.’’

BRIEFS

New medical center hosts ribbon cutting

The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Big fun: Subaru BRZ vs. Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

The combination of high car prices and the imminent arrival of higher interest rates can make it difficult to justify spending money on a car primarily meant for fun. But these two models can put a big smile on your face without crushing your monthly budget: the 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF and the 2022 Subaru BRZ.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Find out, fix incorrect information big data has about you

I thought I knew all about the information that consumer reporting agencies were collecting on me. Then I discovered The Work Number – a database that reports every paycheck I’ve received from my company, with net and gross amounts, going back to my hire date six years ago.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

In a bad relationship with work? You can do better

Your current status: “In a Relationship.” You might want to add “with work” to that.

MILLENNIAL MONEY

Skipped college in 2021 due to COVID-19? Enroll this fall

The pandemic upended what it meant to be a college student as newfound barriers to learning cropped up in spring 2020: In-person classes were forced online, family obligations became more pronounced and economic difficulties spread.

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