Cannabis grower displays medical marijuana plants.
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AP News
January 13, 2020 - 10:19 am
A year ago, marijuana legalization looked like it was on a roll in the Northeast — it had already passed in three of the region’s states and was a priority for governors in three more, including the populous New York. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection narcotics detector dog Dasha.
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Kimberly Adams
January 10, 2020 - 8:53 pm
Philadelphia Customs and Border Protection starts off the new year with a new drug seizure after last summer's record breaking cocaine discovery at the Packer Avenue Terminal. Read more here.
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Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office
David Madden
January 08, 2020 - 1:41 pm
After a year-long probe in Central Jersey, two dozen people have been charged in a large-scale marijuana ring, in which they allegedly laced popular candies with THC. Read more here.
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CBD products for pets
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AP News
January 07, 2020 - 2:44 pm
Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. Read more here.
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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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Federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the streets of Kensington.
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Kristen Johanson
December 24, 2019 - 1:10 pm
Philadelphia police say that, because concerned Kensington residents called in tips and talked to cops in the neighborhood, federal, state and city authorities were able to pull about 18 guns and more than $600,000 worth of drugs off the street. 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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A marijuana plant
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AP News
December 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm
New Jersey lawmakers have passed a proposed ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, putting the referendum before voters in 2020. Read more here.
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Jim Melwert
December 13, 2019 - 2:31 pm
The family of a Reading man, who was run over and killed by a bulldozer while hiding from police, is suing. They claim the use of a bulldozer to search for him — because he was discovered tending to a few marijuana plants on state game lands — was excessive, reckless and dangerous. Read more here.
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