recreational marijuana

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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Dan Wing
June 08, 2019 - 10:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Medical marijuana has been legal in Delaware for nearly a decade, but the 'First State' is now one step closer to approving weed for recreational purposes too. The goal of bill sponsors is to keep pot out of the hands of minors. The bill got approval from the...
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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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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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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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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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David Madden
May 15, 2019 - 11:59 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have ceased efforts to push for a bill to pass recreational marijuana in the Garden State. The measure will now be up to voters in 2020. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has been pushing since February to try and muster enough votes needed to...
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David Madden
May 10, 2019 - 10:46 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Hopes for a vote on recreational marijuana in New Jersey this month — as promised by proponents of the concept — are all but gone. And it appears voters may get to decide on the question. A source has confirmed what has been speculation in Trenton: There is “...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 22, 2019 file photo, a participant takes a very smoky puff from a marijuana cigarette during at meet and greet at "Tommy Chong's Live, Love, and Smoke Tour hosted by GreenTours in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.
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April 19, 2019 - 3:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many...
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