Texas’ ‘second-chance’ bill would seal some criminal records, including weed possession

Published: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: May 23, 2017, 7:54 am By The Associated Press The Texas Legislature is moving closer to approving a bipartisan law letting some first-time, low-level offenders seal their criminal records — keeping them from being made public when doing things like applying for…

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Is GMO weed inevitable, given Big Ag’s entry into the cannabis industry?

Published: May 15, 2017, 12:06 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 12:06 pm By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard Genetically modified marijuana is a term that may strike fear into the cannabis farms in the hills of Humboldt County, conjuring visions of large agricultural companies like Monsanto entering the commercial market…

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Philly mayor continues to advocate legal weed, calling for sales at state liquor stores

Published: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: May 11, 2017, 11:36 am By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney says recreational marijuana use should be legal in Pennsylvania and says the best place for it to be sold is state-run liquor stores. He tells WHYY’s “Radio…

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Louisiana Supreme Court chief justice blasts colleagues for upholding ‘ridiculous’ 18-year sentence for weed

Published: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 11:47 am By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. — Is 18 years in prison without the possibility of parole too harsh for a man arrested with 18 grams of marijuana? The Louisiana Supreme Court’s chief justice…

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