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The Week In Cannabis: Big Earnings Reports, Biden's Change Of Heart, New Report On Dispensaries – Benzinga

As the presidential race continues to heat up, Democratic contender and former Vice President Joe Biden has come out in support of decriminalizing cannabis — but not of full legalization. “Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana,” he said. While it was a big step for someone who had been opposed to cannabis for three decades, …

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Illinois expungement proposal for pot convictions one of nation's broadest – Peoria Journal Star

Illinois would enact one of the nation’s most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and supported by Gov. JB Pritzker becomes law. Out of the 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana, only California has a plan similar to Senate Bill 7 in Illinois to streamline the …

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Illinois expungement proposal for pot convictions one of nations broadest – The State Journal-Register

Illinois would enact one of the nation’s most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and supported by Gov. J.B. Pritzker becomes law. Out of the 10 states that have legalized recreational marijuana, only California has a plan similar to Senate Bill 7 in Illinois to streamline the …

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Guy Farmer: Cannabis Board vs. Gaming Control Board: No comparison – Nevada Appeal

Chad Lundquist/Nevada AppealNevada Appeal | Nevada Appeal As a former spokesman for Nevada’s effective and respected gaming control agencies, I cringe every time Gov. Steve Sisolak compares his proposed Cannabis Board to the powerful Gaming Control Board, which has kept our state’s legal gambling industry clean for 60 years. And the Cannabis Board? Keep an …

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Editorial: Illinois' hurry to embrace recreational marijuana – Chicago Daily Herald

The unrelenting wave across the country to legalize the recreational use of marijuana began in 2012 when Colorado and Washington by way of referendum became the first states in the union to grant that liberty. Two years later, Alaska and Oregon followed suit; two years after that, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada joined in. All …

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In marijuana debate, Decatur city officials would wield power in where pot is sold – Herald & Review

DECATUR — Opt out or be open for business? That’s the question Decatur officials will be facing if Illinois lawmakers take the historic step of legalizing recreational marijuana. The legislation, a key campaign issue for Democrat J.B. Pritzker, is being considered by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly in the sprint to the end of session on …

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First medical marijuana shop in Buchanan prepares to open – South Bend Tribune

BUCHANAN — The snip of oversize scissors through red ribbon here today will launch the first medical marijuana provisioning center within at least 50 miles. That means state-approved, card-carrying medical marijuana patients with the proper ID will be able to go to Zen Leaf to purchase state-regulated cannabis products — everything from CBD tablets to …

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Nevada lawmakers take small steps to adequately fund education – Las Vegas Review-Journal

If there’s one thing the past week in Carson City taught us, it’s that you can’t promise the world without the tools to deliver. And right now, Nevada lawmakers just don’t have the tools (that is, the funding) to fix public education. Let’s break it down. ■ SB 543 would overhaul the current education funding …

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