marijuana

Eldis Sula
July 11, 2019 - 12:14 pm
An Atlanta woman was left scratching her head when she received an unusual marijuana -themed birthday cake instead of the Moana one ordered by her mother. Kensli Davis, the 25-year-old birthday girl, posted a photo of the bungled ice cream cake on her Facebook. She explained that her mother ordered...
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Gov. J. B. Pritzker takes in the applause before signing a bill that legalizes adult-use cannabis in the state of Illinois at Sankofa Cultural Arts and Business Center in Chicago.
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June 25, 2019 - 1:24 pm
By John O'Connor, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature...
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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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Dan Wing
June 19, 2019 - 7:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A new survey from AAA shows that a large portion of Americans are driving while high, and many don't think they would face any legal consequences of driving after smoking weed. AAA says new research shows an estimated 14.8 million people have gotten behind the wheel...
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Final vote for recreational marijuana use in Illinois House.
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May 31, 2019 - 9:37 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization plan to Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned on the issue. Those 21 and older would be able to...
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
May 30, 2019 - 4:10 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey state Senate has joined the Assembly in approving sweeping expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. There was an effort to put off a vote to take the sales tax off medical marijuana, which failed. The final tally: 33-4 with three abstentions...
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Jennifer Gock
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Dan Wing
May 24, 2019 - 7:30 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special education teacher who works for the School District of Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly selling cocaine. It's not clear what school 40-year-old Jennifer Gock works at, but police say on four occassions she sold cocaine to an undercover cop. She...
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Jim Melwert and Gov. Tom Wolf
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Jim Melwert
May 23, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's statewide listening tour is over, Gov. Tom Wolf told KYW Newsradio Pennsylvanians would now "like to see some movement" on marijuana. The report is currently being written, he said. Fetterman visited every county in the state and...
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Marijuana plants
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May 20, 2019 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and...
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Medical marijuana.
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David Madden
May 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The Murphy Administration says come Monday the New Jersey medical marijuana program will be undergoing some changes. These changes were announced just before the move to legalize recreational marijuana was killed in favor of a proposal to change the state’s...
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