November 2018

For three decades Atlantic City was the closest place Lehigh Valley residents could go to play slots and blackjack. New Jersey voters approved casino gambling in 1974, creating a boardwalk mecca and regional monopoly on wagering and the wealth of tax money it generates. Pennsylvania did the same — 30 years later, in 2004. Now, […]

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Despite the measure’s seeming momentum, Gov. Murphy, who campaigned last year on a platform that he favors legalization, has some objections that could scuttle the bill or delay the vote. His spokesperson provided a video clip of comments he made at a news conference Monday when asked about the bill. “I’ve not read it yet,” […]

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ROSS TOWNSHIP, MI – Applause and cheering erupted from Ross Township community members as the township’s board of trustees passed an ordinance to ban recreational marijuana facilities in the township. After a turbulent local election season for Ross Township, newly sworn in officials held their first meeting Thursday, Nov. 29. The ordinance bans any growers, safety compliance […]

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Medical marijuana has found increasing social and legal acceptance across the country. At this point, 32 (of 50) states have legalized medical marijuana. The city of St. Petersburg provides an interesting case study of a market for medical cannabis. St. Pete is a city with a very clear age gap between an elderly population of […]

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“This is an incredibly important decision not only in Louisiana, but other states. Other places, other states have boards, departments and decisions dealing with med marijuana, and they’re all trying to decide what’s their authority,” said Onstott. …read more at http://www.fox8live.com/2018/11/30/medical-marijuana-lawsuit-against-la-pharmacy-board-advances-court/

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WINDSOR HEIGHTS  —  MedPharm Iowa is expecting long lines at each of its five medical marijuana dispensaries opening Saturday. But not everyone can apply for a medical marijuana license. The Iowa Department of Public Health said Iowans must have one of the nine qualifying conditions to be eligible for a medical marijuana registration card. The […]

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With Medical Marijuana legal places like schools and gun stores face a dilemma Despite being legal in Iowa, marijuana is still a felony under federal law which means it can’t come within 1,000 feet of a school. …read more at https://www.desmoinesregister.com/picture-gallery/news/2018/11/30/medical-marijuana-legal-places-like-schools-and-gun-stores-face-dilemma/2162759002/

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