Marijuana

Pregnancy.
Dreamstime
Lynne Adkins
February 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's another thing for women to avoid when pregnant or nursing. You know to avoid alcohol and cigarettes while pregnant or nursing. Now, you need to steer clear of marijuana. Denise Ellison, program coordinator for Newborn Nursery Services at Abington-Jefferson...
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Supporters of Proposition 1 party as results come in Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Detroit, Mich.
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January 28, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is growing momentum for the legalization of recreational marijuana throughout the country, despite the fact that there are major concerns from a...
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Lieutenant Governor Announces Statewide Recreational Marijuana Legalization Listening Tour
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Justin Udo
January 24, 2019 - 4:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvanians are getting a chance to weigh in on where they stand when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana throughout the state. Last year, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf tweeted he thinks it is time for the state to take a serious and honest look at...
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A Philadelphia city council committee hears testimony, Tuesday afternoon, on a bill that would require employers to give part-time employees more stability in scheduling.
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Pat Loeb
January 24, 2019 - 7:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council returns from a month-long break on Thursday. They will be asked to look at neighborhood development. Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez plans to introduce two bills. One would reform the land bank that she helped create, with high hopes, in...
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medical marijuana
January 22, 2019 - 10:57 am
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business (CNN) -- US states are increasingly legalizing marijuana, but the drug still isn't mainstream enough to convince CBS to let a cannabis company run a Super Bowl ad in 2019. Acreage Holdings, a US-based cannabis firm that made a splash last year when it added former...
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Rakim Allen (left) and Stephanie Sibounheuang
Bensalem Township Police Department
Mark Abrams
January 21, 2019 - 11:36 am
BENSALEM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Rakim Allen, the Philly rapper known as PnB Rock , was arrested Sunday on drug and gun charges. The Bensalem Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at his house on Konefal Street, where they found 4 pounds of marijuana, scales, packaging...
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An open house was held Thursday at Center City Philadelphia's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open next week.
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John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 7:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An open house was held Thursday at Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary set to open next week. Hundreds were in attendance collecting information about medical cannabis from experts and vendors. Eric Altman, 26, of Morrisville, suffers from Post-Traumatic...
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The Beyond/Hello dispensary is located at 1206 Sansom St. It officially opens Jan. 24.
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John McDevitt
January 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Center City's first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ready to open next week, but the public can find out more about the business Thursday at a free open house event. The dispensary, called Beyond/Hello , will be a place where cannabis products can be matched...
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Supporters of marijuana legalization in New Jersey had hoped 2018 would be the year it would happen.
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David Madden
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters of marijuana legalization in New Jersey had hoped 2018 would be the year it would happen. It didn’t. But they’re confident 2019 will be different. Legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy have been at odds over a couple things, most notably how high to tax...
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In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo Steve Fagan, grower and collective owner of SLOgrown Genetics, attends to his organically cultivated cannabis at his farm in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo, File
December 27, 2018 - 9:13 am
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S...
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