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New Hampshire House Votes To Legalize Marijuana Possession And Cultivation
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“Outside of the 1950s B horror movies, it has never been the job of the government to protect you from a plant,” Rep. Max Abramson (R) said ahead of Thursday’s vote. On Thursday, the GOP-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize marijuana possession and personal cultivation for adults. Members passed the legislat
Adult Use Marijuana Is Now Legal in Montana. So Why Can't Everyone Enjoy It?
Politics
Montanans voted to legalize in 2020, then things got complicated. As a sign of the changing times, voters in conservative Montana approved recreational marijuana in November 2020. Now the state's dispensaries are preparing for recreational cannabis sales expected to create a $325 million adult-use cannabis market in just three years. Sales started
Second petition filed to legalize recreational cannabis in Oklahoma
Politics
  Oklahomans could see on the ballot this year competing state questions to legalize recreational marijuana.  A second initiative petition to legalize recreational marijuana use in Oklahoma for anyone 21 years or older was filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Campaign spokeswoman Michelle Tilley said this measure is a new version of
Firefighter tested positive for marijuana after deadly fire truck crash, charged with vehicular homicide
Politics
A firefighter was arrested after a fire engine struck two vehicles on a highway in Livingston Parish, leaving an elderly woman dead. The Denham Springs Police Department confirmed Thursday that Cody Kahl, 24, was arrested for the deadly crash, which happened June 13 on Pete's Highway. Investigators said Kahl was driving the fire engine behind a pic
NY Gov. Pledges $200M To Boost Social Equity Efforts As Part Of Cannabis Legalization Program
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  New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) is set to pledge $200 million to support social equity applicants within the state’s burgeoning marijuana market. On Wednesday, Hochul revealed an extensive State of the State book, laying out the plan for 2022, including policies she will pursue as well as her intentions to promote equity and economic justice in th
SD Republicans Believe Medicaid Worse Than Marijuana
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When I took my deep drag yesterday morning on the Legislature’s big marijuana bong, I noted in passing that Representative Will Mortenson’s Republican friends (and Republicans are the prime sponsors of all 26 marijuana bills in the hopper) appear to be ignoring his advice to leave marijuana policy alone until after voters get their say on the marij
‘The people of Mississippi are ready for it’: Medical marijuana advocates hopeful legislators will pass bill
Politics
The new legislative session began on Tuesday. At the top of the list for state lawmakers to discuss is the medical marijuana program. Across Mississippi, people who support medical marijuana have been vocal over their frustrations with state leaders to approve the program that was passed by an overwhelming 74 percent of voters in 2020. One of the s
Senior questioned after cannabis found hidden behind false wall
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Police probe into other drugs leads to the discovery of 15 kilograms of cannabis. A false wall and a bunch of mess weren’t enough to prevent police in the U.K. from discovering 15 kilograms of cannabis hidden inside a West Derby home.   Officers with the Hampshire Police found the illegal cannabis during a search of the home at about 4 p.m. on Jan.
Marijuana legalization heating up despite petition not receiving enough signatures
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A push in the legalization of marijuana faces another hurdle after not submitting enough valid signatures to bring to the Ohio General Assembly But the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol (CRMLA) says more signatures are coming soon. The petition fell 13,062 signatures short of the 133,877 needed to head the legislature. Now the CRMLA has
What to know about Philadelphia’s ban on pre-hire marijuana testing
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A new city law bars many employers from testing job applicants for cannabis use, but there are several exemptions to the ordinance. If you’re looking for a job in Philadelphia, you may no longer need to pass a drug test for marijuana. A new city law bars many employers from testing job applicants for cannabis use. It took effect Jan. 1. But there a
Cases Move Forward Against Area Residents Busted Growing Marijuana in Front Yard
Politics
The cases against two area residents who were reportedly caught growing marijuana in the front yard of their residence in Redbank Township moved forward in court on Tuesday. Court documents indicate the following charges against 47-year-old Robert Jason Smyers and 42-year-old Katie Joleen Shreckengost, both of Summerville, were waived for court on
County Attorney warns Delta-8 illegal; pulled from stores
Politics
In the last year, a new product popped up in stores across Ellis County. Found on shelves in local convenience and liquor stores, Delta-8 products were being sold in a variety of forms, from edible to vape-based. Often found near CBD or nicotine-based products, Delta-8 has been readily available for months across the state. But while the product wa
Could 2022 be the year Kentucky legalizes medical marijuana?
Politics
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in 2020, but it stalled in the Senate. The Kentucky General Assembly convened for the first day of the 2022 legislative session Tuesday and legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth is one issue that will likely be up for debate.  Senate President Robert Stivers
With opt-out deadline in the rearview, municipalities await NYS marijuana regulations
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The deadline has passed for municipalities in New York State to opt out of recreational marijuana sales and consumption. Over 600 have said no to dispensaries, and over 700 say they will not allow consumption sites as of now. Rensselaer Mayor Mike Stammel said his city has not opted out of either opportunity, and he is excited about the economic gr
Fugitive located amid marijuana hospitalization, MNPD says
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A fugitive was taken into custody Sunday after officials learned he was wanted across multiple states while he was taken into medical care. According to an arrest warrant, officers responded to West Trinity Lane after Kenneth Johnson, 29, reported he was feeling ill due to smoking marijuana. Officials said he was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Ce
Beto O'Rourke's blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change
Politics
A race starting in Houstonians' livings rooms could set the stage for one of the state's most expensive gubernatorial races ever. At a crowded rally in downtown Austin, Beto O'Rourke ticked off his usual laundry list of campaign promises: stabilizing the power grid, rolling back the state's new permitless carry law and expanding health care access.

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