Pennsylvania Governor Continues Push For Cannabis Legalization

Legalizing marijuana could help Pennsylvania weather the economic turbulence brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. That was the argument put forth on Tuesday by the state’s governor, Tom Wolf, who continued to urge Keystone State lawmakers to take up the issue. “This year, I again went to the General Assembly…

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Michigan Governor Signs ‘Clean Slate’ Bills

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday signed a package of bills designed to reform the state’s process for expunging past criminal convictions. The ‘Clean Slate’ bills, as the legislative package of six measures is known, was passed by Michigan lawmakers last month. “This is a historic day in Michigan. These…

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Colorado governor pardons 2700 offenders with marijuana-related

Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Thursday pardoning 2, 732 residents who were convicted of possessing an ounce or less of marijuana. The blanket pardons were issued only to those convicted at the state level, meaning those convicted on municipal offenses were not included in the order.“It’s…

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Colorado Governor Pardons Thousands Of Pot Convictions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued nearly 3,000 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Thursday, making good on calls to clear the records of people convicted of offenses no longer illegal under state law. The Democratic governor issued the pardons for thousands of convictions for possession of one ounce or less…

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Former Governor Urges ‘No’ Vote On Mississippi Medical Marijuana Initiative

A Mississippi voter initiative that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes is receiving the wrath of Phil Bryant, the state’s former Republican governor who left the statehouse in January after being forced out by term limits. In a self-published op-ed replete with passages in all-caps and paragraphs that rarely exceed…

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Cynthia Nixon is making marijuana legalization a pillar of her campaign for New York governor

ALBANY, N.Y. — 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…

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Colorado governor pardons 9 convicted of drug crimes

An Army staff sergeant who received a Purple Heart in combat, a social worker with a master’s degree, an aspiring firefighter and a couple who overcame domestic violence and saved their marriage are among those who received pardons this week from Gov. John Hickenlooper. For many, the pardons took decades…

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Utah governor to oppose medical marijuana ballot initiative

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he will work to oppose a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Republican governor said in a statement Thursday that he believe the proposal has major flaws and lacks safeguards for the growing and distribution of marijuana…

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