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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:01:41 -0700

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US KY: Mcconnell Bill Would Legalize Hemp Farming, Help Kentucky

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Lexington Herald-Leader, 13 Apr 2018 - Hemp, which was Kentucky's biggest cash crop for a century before tobacco, is poised for a comeback thanks to bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday in Congress. It's about time. Regular hemp cultivation in this country was banned in 1937. That's when federal law enforcement officials, who feared the repeal of Prohibition would leave them nothing to do, launched the first war on drugs.



US NY: Nixon: Support For Legalizing Marijuana Use A Racial Issue

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Charlotte Observer, 11 Apr 2018 - A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday that it's now foremost a racial justice issue for her. The "Sex and the City" star posted a 90-second video on YouTube in which she stated that it's time New York joined eight other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational use of marijuana.



US IL: In The Era Of Legalization, How Do You Discuss Marijuana With

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Chicago Tribune, 21 Mar 2018 - KIDS? "My uncle is prescribed marijuana." "My parents use it, and they're doing fine."



US PA: Legalized Pot In New Jersey - Not So Fast

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 09 Mar 2018 - When New Jersey State Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced a 62-page bill and primer on how to legalize marijuana almost one year ago, he chuckled when asked if it had a prayer of passing. The legal sale of recreational marijuana had not yet begun in any other East Coast state, and yes, Chris Christie, the Republican governor at the time, had threatened a veto.



US CT: Legislative Committee Will Consider Bill Legalizing Marijuana

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMT

Hartford Courant, 13 Mar 2018 - The idea's been floated before, but recreational marijuana's backers have so far been unable to convince the Land of Steady Habits to legalize a new one. The legislature's General Law Committee will weigh a new bill legalizing the retail sale of marijuana at a public hearing. The hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until Thursday because of the snowstorm.



US NJ: New Jersey Lawmakers Weigh Legalizing Marijuana

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Philadelphia Daily News, 05 Mar 2018 - TRENTON -- The first New Jersey legislative hearing on the legalization of marijuana held since Gov. Murphy took office -- after he promised his support -- unfolded Monday before more than 100 people. More than a dozen experts traveled from as far as Colorado and Massachusetts to office advice on legalization, a topic gaining traction after Murphy, a Democrat, replaced Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican adamantly opposed to it, in January.



US IL: Bipartisan Effort Pushing To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 02 Mar 2018 - Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state is being revised to gain more bipartisan support in an effort to secure a veto-proof majority. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and state Sen. Heather Steans introduced the bills last year, but the Chicago Democrats are rewriting some aspects to make the legislation more attractive to Republican counterparts.



US IL: Republicans Signing On To Bills To Legalize Recreational

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Herald, 02 Mar 2018 - East Dundee Republican state Rep. Allen Skillicorn, left, has co-sponsored a bill introduced by Chicago Democratic state Rep. Kelly Cassidy to legalize recreational use of marijuana in the state. Legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use throughout the state is being revised to gain more bipartisan support in an effort to secure a veto-proof majority.



CN ON: Police Fear Legalizing Marijuana Will Make It Easier For Youth

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Brighton Independent, 01 Mar 2018 - Brighton - People consume marijuana because it relaxes them but the prospect of its recreational use becoming legal is making police anxious. "Anticipated issues" include "easier access for the youth population," impaired operation of vehicles, and the "facilitation of trafficking," OPP Detective-Sergeant Rick Dupuis said in a presentation to Brighton council on the implications of the federal law that is to take effect sometime after July 1.