Legalize Marijuana

With the cannabis industry booming, so, too, is its job market. As a recent report from career website Glassdoor shows, hiring at cannabis companies across the country increased by 76 percent least year—a trend that is all but sure to continue. And cannabis companies aren’t just hiring experts in the industry: James Yagielo, CEO of […]

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Senator Scott Bennett and Representative Carol Ammons will host a town hall on marijuana legalization on Feb. 18, 2019. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign. The Democratic state lawmakers from Champaign-Urbana will explain legislation that’s in the works to tax and regulate marijuana in Illinois and open the floor to questions […]

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In recent decades, U.S. marijuana laws have liberalized substantially. Recreational marijuana use is now legal in 10 states and the District of Columbia, and many more states have legalized marijuana for medical use. In response, legalization opponents have claimed that marijuana use increases crime, violence and schizophrenia. So is marijuana legalization good policy? Yes. Recent […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) plans to include a series of sweeping marijuana reforms in his budget proposal this month, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will push legislators to stop criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, make it easier to access CBD products and expunge past convictions, the Wisconsin […]

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) plans to include a series of sweeping marijuana reforms in his budget proposal this month, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will push legislators to stop criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, make it easier to access CBD products and expunge past convictions, the Wisconsin […]

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The second stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide listening tour to gauge interest in legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania was much like his first, with overwhelming support from the standing-room-only crowd in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday. Roughly three-quarters of the 150 or so crammed into the ballroom at the American Legion Post 109 in Mechanicsburg favored […]

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The second stop on Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide listening tour to gauge interest in legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania was much like his first, with overwhelming support from the standing-room-only crowd in Mechanicsburg on Wednesday. Roughly three-quarters of the 150 or so crammed into the ballroom at the American Legion Post 109 in Mechanicsburg favored […]

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Buy Photo Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol in Madison in January. Evers has proposed in his next two-year spending plan to legalize marijuana use for medical use and decriminalize possession and distribution of small amounts. (Photo11: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal…read more at https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/17/tony-evers-calls-decriminalization-recreational-marijuana-use/2901119002/

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) plans to include a series of sweeping marijuana reforms in his budget proposal this month, according to a report. The newly sworn-in governor will push legislators to stop criminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, legalize medical cannabis, make it easier to access CBD products and expunge past convictions, the Wisconsin […]

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Buy Photo Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol in Madison in January. Evers has proposed in his next two-year spending plan to legalize marijuana use for medical use and decriminalize possession and distribution of small amounts. (Photo11: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal…read more at https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/17/tony-evers-calls-decriminalization-recreational-marijuana-use/2901119002/

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I’ve said it before in these pages, and I’ll say it again: Nassau County really needs to chill out. Gov. Andrew Cuomo hasn’t even introduced formal legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and county residents and elected officials are already freaking out. I can’t say I was shocked to read how scared everyone […]

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