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Jackie Ryan of Forest Park, Ill., becomes the first person in Illinois to purchase recreational marijuana as she purchases marijuana products from employee Brea Mooney left, at Sunnyside dispensary Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Chicago.
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 1:28 pm
The sale of marijuana for recreational purposes became legal Wednesday in Illinois to the delight of pot fans — many who began lining up hours early at dispensaries. Read more here.
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Governor Phil Murphy announces a five-point Computer Science for ALL State Plan and FY20 Funding Opportunities at Bridgewater-Raritan High School
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David Madden
December 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
New Jersey voters will decide next November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. The governor promises to work for its approval, although he’s clearly not thrilled with waiting a year to get it done. Read more here.
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The Coalition for Medical Marijuana of New Jersey host a rally in front of the New Jersey State House to bring attention to marijuana legalization on April 20, 2019.
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Andrew Kramer
December 17, 2019 - 7:11 am
Voters in New Jersey will get to decide whether or not recreational marijuana will be legal in the state for people 21 and older. A bill passed in both the Assembly and Senate to put the question on the November ballot. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
November 26, 2019 - 1:23 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has now pledged his support to decriminalizing possession of marijuana. He leads the list of those supporting legalizing weed for adult use, but there's a logjam in the state Senate. Read more here.
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Marijuana plant
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Justin Udo
October 16, 2019 - 6:19 pm
There's a push to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia-area state senators are working together in an effort to do just that.
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Hand holding bottle of Cannabis oil against Marijuana plant
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June 20, 2019 - 9:44 am
By Alicia Wallace, CNN Business (CNN) — Fueled in part by CBD product sales and Canada's recent legalization of marijuana, the world's cannabis market could notch $15 billion this year. Industry insiders are forecasting that global cannabis sales could total $14.9 billion in 2019, up 36% from 2018...
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David Madden
April 04, 2019 - 2:02 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — As New Jersey legislators wrestle with whether to legalize adult-use marijuana, health officials in the state have issued a report suggesting that demand for medical marijuana is high enough that the program must expand to help those in need. There are a half-dozen...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
March 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — This is decision day for New Jersey state legislators. The issue: whether to legalize marijuana for adults and set up a system to clear minor criminal records for possession and distribution. After two weeks of intense lobbying, there’s no clear sign on which way the...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
March 21, 2019 - 6:11 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Monday is D-Day in the New Jersey legislature when it comes to a series of bills aimed at legalizing adult-use marijuana. And no one’s quite sure how it’ll go. Gov. Phil Murphy joined more than a dozen social justice advocates in a clear effort to press those opposed...
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Marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu.
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March 19, 2019 - 8:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use. Support for legal marijuana hit 61 percent in 2018, up from 57 percent two years ago, according to the General Social...
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