Recreational Marijuana

In a switch from the past, the legislature’s general law committee will hold a public hearing on whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Traditionally, committees such as public health and judiciary have had jurisdiction over the issue. But this year, legislators said the issue is being routed through the general law committee under its […]

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By The Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana. As recently as last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July. But given a new Senate timetable to pass the legislation, Health […]

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Debate lovers with the munchies got a noon-time treat at the Widener University School of Law Thursday. Two public officials debated whether recreational marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania. “You don’t just go from zero to heroin. You go through marijuana,” argued congressional candidate Joe Peters, a former cop and prosecutor who […]

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Canadians will have to wait until at least early August or later to legally purchase recreational marijuana. As recently as last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government was insisting it was on track for legalization in July. But given a new Senate timetable to pass the legislation, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor conceded Thursday it […]

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The retail and wholesale prices of pot in Oregon are falling with the proliferation of producers and recreational marijuana shops, according to an analysis by a state economist. “The biggest thing is just competition,” said Josh Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis in Salem. “As we get more stores, as we […]

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Advocates against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut argued Thursday it would cost the state more than it would collect in tax revenue and the biggest impact would be on the state’s youth. Legalization would cost the state $216 million in 2020, “far outweighing even the rosiest tax projections,” a report released Thursday by […]

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“Millions of peaceful Americans have been fined, arrested, imprisoned, or otherwise needlessly criminalized and stigmatized, sometimes for life, because of their use of marijuana,” Arreguin said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “Ending this misguided policy is long overdue.” …read more at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-berkeley-marijuana-20180214-story.html

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Connecticut lawmakers said the debate would continue and on Wednesday some Democrats are proposing new legislation to allow recreational marijuana. The fight for an against recreational pot has been waged for years in CT, while other states are saying yes and are collecting millions in taxes. The legislation has been brought […]

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“Millions of peaceful Americans have been fined, arrested, imprisoned, or otherwise needlessly criminalized and stigmatized, sometimes for life, because of their use of marijuana,” Arreguin said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “Ending this misguided policy is long overdue.” …read more at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-berkeley-marijuana-20180214-story.html

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