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Harrisburg Police enforce decriminalized marijuana ordinance, begin issuing lesser penalties

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Starting on Thursday, Harrisburg police can issue citations for marijuana possession rather than filing misdemeanor charges.

The Harrisburg City Council passed the ordinance in July so it’s been an 8-month conversation between the city and the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Court System. 473 more words


Bills To Legalize Marijuana Introduced In General Assembly

CHICAGO (CBS) — Separate pieces of legislation aimed at legalizing recreational marijuana use in Illinois were submitted to the state general assembly Wednesday.

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed an amendment to House Bill 2353 that would make it legal for person older than 21 to buy and consume cannabis, which, under the legislation, would be regulated and taxed like alcohol. 305 more words


Pennsylvania auditor general believes state should legalize marijuana for financial reasons

By: H. Grey

Pennsylvania’s auditor general said he believes legalizing marijuana could help solve some of the state’s financial problems, according to WPXI.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said that legalizing marijuana could bring in $20 billion in tax sales and employ over 250,000 people over the next 10 years, … 104 more words


Winnipeg opens cannabis education centre, hosts convention

WINNIPEG — It could be as early as this year that you could walk into a store and purchase marijuana legally.

“It would only involve Health Canada regulated products, and they would be on display,” Derek Ogdan, president of National Access Cannabis said. 212 more words


Story behind the story: That time I interviewed Willie Nelson on his tour bus

By Ricardo Baca, Grasslands

In October 2016, my producer and I set off to San Diego, Calif., with one goal in mind: To capture the most complete history on record of Willie Nelson and his famed relationship with cannabis and hemp. 197 more words