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US IL: Countdown Begins To Jan. 1 After Pritzker Signs Bill Making

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:00
Chicago Tribune, 26 Jun 2019 - A landmark battle in the war on drugs ended Tuesday, and a new approach to address racial inequities began, as Gov. J.B. Pritzker acted to legalize marijuana in Illinois effective Jan. 1, 2020. Sponsors called the change "historic" as Pritzker signed into law a bill that will allow Illinois residents 21 and over to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis flower, 5 grams of concentrate and 500 milligrams of THC infused in edibles and other products. Out-of-state visitors may have up to half those amounts.
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US IL: Answers To Other Burning Questions About Recreational Weed

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:00
Chicago Tribune, 26 Jun 2019 - Marking a historic moment in an expanding national movement, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation that makes recreational marijuana legal in Illinois. After debate in Springfield earlier this year - during which one lawmaker even cracked eggs into a frying pan to depict the "brain on drugs" - the bill allowing possession and sales to begin on Jan. 1 was approved by the House and Senate.
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US: OPED: Marijuana Activists Pass Their High Point

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 07:00
Wall Street Journal, 26 Jun 2019 - This was supposed to be the year full cannabis legalization in the U.S. moved much closer to being a reality. Instead it has been a disaster for advocates. Although Illinois legalized recreational use on the final day of its legislative schedule, a half-dozen other deep-blue states that were expected to legalize failed to follow-including New York. Advocates want to believe legalization on their terms, with few restrictions on marketing and age limits potentially as low as 18, remains inevitable. Polls show that between 62% and 66% of Americans support legalization. But cannabis supporters are wrong, and the pushback against marijuana has only begun.
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CN NS: NSLC Snaps Up Cannabis Edibles Contract

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 07:00
Chronicle Herald, 24 Jun 2019 - If you've got the munchies for cannabis edibles, you'll have to go to the liquor store. The province has tapped the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. - which already sells dried and fresh cannabis, cannabis oil and cannabis accessories - - to sell edibles, extracts and topicals.
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US NY: Push To Legalize Marijuana Falls Short At The Last Minute

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 07:00
New York Times, 20 Jun 2019 - ALBANY - New York's plan to legalize marijuana this year collapsed on Wednesday, dashing hopes for a potential billion-dollar industry that supporters said would create jobs in minority communities and end decades of racially disproportionate policing. Democratic lawmakers had been in a headlong race to finalize an agreement before the end of the legislative session this week. But persistent disagreement about how to regulate the industry, as well as hesitation from moderate lawmakers, proved insurmountable.
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China: Ancient Mourners Turned On And Tuned In

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 07:00
New York Times, 14 Jun 2019 - An association between weed and the dead turns out to have been established long before the 1960s and far beyond a certain ur-band's stomping grounds in San Francisco. Researchers have identified strains of cannabis burned in mortuary rituals as early as 500 B.C., deep in the Pamir mountains in western China, according to a new study published Wednesday. The residue had chemical signatures indicating high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the plant's most psychoactive, or mood-altering, compound.
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US NY: James Ketchum, Who Led LSD Experiments For The Army, Dies At

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 07:00
New York Times, 04 Jun 2019 - Dr. James S. Ketchum, an Army psychiatrist who in the 1960s conducted experiments with LSD and other powerful hallucinogens using volunteer soldiers as test subjects in secret research on chemical agents that might incapacitate the minds of battlefield adversaries, died on May 27 at his home in Peoria, Ariz. He was 87. His wife, Judy Ketchum, confirmed the death on Monday, adding that the cause had not been determined.
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US: John Boehner: From Speaker Of The House To Cannabis Pitchman

Mon, 06/03/2019 - 07:00
New York Times, 03 Jun 2019 - WASHINGTON - John A. Boehner, the former speaker of the House, once stood second in line for the presidency and staunchly against legalized marijuana. Now you can find the longtime Republican standing before a wall-size photo of the Capitol, making an online infomercial pitch for the cannabis industry. "This is one of the most exciting opportunities you'll ever be part of," Mr. Boehner says in an endlessly streaming video for the National Institute for Cannabis Investors. "Frankly, we can help you make a potential fortune."
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US IL: Legal Recreational Pot Bill Passes Illinois House, On Way To

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 31 May 2019 - Once Gov. Pritzker signs the bill into law, Illinois will become the first state to approve cannabis sales through the Legislature, instead of a ballot measure. SPRINGFIELD - A recreational marijuana legalization bill will soon land on Gov. J.B. Pritzker's desk after the Illinois House on Friday voted to pass the comprehensive measure.
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