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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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A pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now permitted on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
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May 27, 2019 - 7:27 pm
By Kate Sullivan and Tammy Kupperman, CNN (CNN) - - A pediatric epilepsy drug containing cannabis that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration is now permitted on flights, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The agency recently updated its guidance to passengers...
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David Madden
May 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The New Jersey Assembly overwhelming approved what was Gov. Phil Murphy’s “plan B” on expanding the availability of medical marijuana in the state. The vote wasn’t even close, with 65 in favor, five against with a half dozen abstentions. Unlike legalizing...
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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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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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May 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If you have a prescription for medical marijuana, does your insurance company have to pay for it? Last year, Canada's healthcare system began covering patients' access to cannabis-based medicines. Does your U.S.-based...
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Ian Bush
April 30, 2019 - 4:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Early this year, New Jersey approved the use of medical marijuana to help treat opioid addiction, and the state health commissioner is encouraged by the results. “Medical marijuana is a useful adjunct that helps them bridge faster into recovery," said Dr. Shereef...
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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 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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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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