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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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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AP News
December 04, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Willie Nelson may have given up smoking, but he hasn't stopped using marijuana. Read more here.
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Kristen Johanson
September 27, 2019 - 12:31 pm
More than a dozen West Oak Lane Charter School students were treated by medics after they ate desserts reportedly laced with marijuana. Read more here.
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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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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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A study shows marijuana is sending more people to the emergency room in one large Denver hospital.
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March 25, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble...
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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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October 25, 2018 - 7:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Several kids were sent to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after eating snacks brought to school by a classmate. Police believe the treats were laced with marijuana. A student went to the school nurse's office, apparently hallucinating, after eating a cereal bar at...
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Synthetic Marijuana
Tony Romeo
October 09, 2018 - 12:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A state House committee Tuesday morning advanced a bill that would reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana, but final passage in the current session of the legislature is unlikely. The bill would make possession of less than 30 grams of...
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