Recreational Marijuana

HARTFORD Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. D’Souza told the legislature’s Judiciary…read more at http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20170322/doctor-challenges-connecticut-legislators-support-for-recreational-marijuana

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CHICAGO — A Chicago lawmaker is proposing legislation to legalize marijuana in Illinois. Democratic State Representative Kelly Cassidy says legalizing pot would allow law enforcement to shift more resources to fighting violent crimes. She says it would also generate revenue for education and other purposes. Cassidy’s proposal would make marijuana legal for anyone age 21 […]

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WILBRAHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – Voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts back in November, but not every town voted in favor of it. Since commercial pot shops are expected to open as early as next year, several communities are now scrambling to implement their own regulations. More than 50 percent of residents in Wilbraham […]

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The first-ever recreational marijuana recall was issued earlier this week in Oregon after a specific brand tested positive for high amounts of pesticide residue, reports Capital Press. On Monday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC), which monitors the state’s recreational pot market, announced a recall of “Blue Magoo” after samples of the herb sold at […]

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Illinois State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and Illinois State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) introduced identical legislation Wednesday in both General Assembly chambers to legalize and tax recreational marijuana for adults in the state. Senate Bill 316 and House Bill 2353 would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and allow facilities to […]

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The image of local stores selling recreational pot has residents of some Massachusetts cities and towns calling timeout on part of the voter-passed state law allowing retailers to offer marijuana products. Westborough voters earlier this month approved a ban blocking retailers from selling pot for recreational use, Southborough is considering a ban of its own, […]

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Hearings on Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana begin in the Statehouse in Boston Monday, where lawmakers will mull potential changes to the voter-approved legislation legalizing marijuana use among adults and paving the way for commercial sale of the drug.  Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg has said he intends to respect the voters’ wishes while also publicly considering […]

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