marijuana

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Mike DeNardo
March 25, 2019 - 2:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legal weed in New Jersey will have to wait. Despite a weekend of lobbying by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill to legalize recreational marijuana does not have enough votes in the state Senate, so it will not be posted for a vote in the legislature. Senate President Steve...
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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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David Madden
March 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislative committees in New Jersey have paved the way for votes on legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey next week. But no one’s quite sure if that will happen. It’s a delicate issue for the assembly in particular, given the entire 80-member body is up...
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Border agents thwarted a huge 600-pound shipment of marijuana from Puerto Rico from reaching its New Jersey destination last week.
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Kristen Johanson
March 12, 2019 - 7:01 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Border agents thwarted a huge 600-pound shipment of marijuana from Puerto Rico from reaching its New Jersey destination last week. The shipping container was filled mostly with rice, but drug-sniffing dogs found 252 marijuana bricks tucked underneath, weighing in at...
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
March 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After months of political wrangling, there’s a deal in place to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. That deal, reached between the governor and leaders in the legislature, now goes to the state General Assembly and Senate, where its fate is not certain...
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Kim Glovas
March 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A South Jersey college is teaming up with the state's budding cannabis community, hoping to prepare workers for the new cannabis industry in the state. The Atlantic Cape Community College is collaborating with the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association. READ: Got an...
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James McCauley, 17, leaves court Feb. 28, 2019.
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Jim Melwert
February 28, 2019 - 6:15 pm
HAVERTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The 17-year-old accused of shooting another teenager in the face during a drug deal earlier this month in Havertown has been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder and other charges. He will also remain in the county jail as a reduction in his bail was denied...
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Pregnancy.
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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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