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25 Jun 19
Justplainbill's Weblog

Trent England Director, Save Our States Trent England is executive vice president and the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he also directs the Save Our States project. He earned his B.A. in government from Claremont McKenna College and his J.D. from the George Mason University School […]

25 Jun 19
NewsBites

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, wrote: “It’s such a delight and honour to share the same birthday with a quintessential Gentleman, a detribalised Nigerian, and a parliamentarian extraordinaire. “My dear friend and brother, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (Speaker, House of Representatives). “My wish for you today is God’s blessings and wisdom. “Happy Birthday.” #ForAGreaterLagos

25 Jun 19
Russia News Now

Education & Youth Sanders and Omar’s Plan Would Wipe Out Every Outstanding Student Loan Politics & Elections To Create a New Deal That Works for Everyone, We Must Shun Centrism Economy & Labor Capitalist Workplaces Set Bosses Up to Be Authoritarian Tyrants Economy & Labor Under Trump, Manufacturing Job Growth Slows to a Trickle Politics […]

25 Jun 19
The Frontier Post

KABUL (AT News): Local officials in southeastern Logar province said Tuesday that Azra district may soon be collapsed to the Taliban militants as insurgents almost taken control of all roads surrounding district. District governor, Hamidullah Hamid told Pajhwok Afghan News that the Taliban fighters including foreign militants have reached the outskirt of the district, and […]

25 Jun 19
WHNT.com

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with […]

25 Jun 19
Norma Pence

Illinois is officially the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, with Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) signing the bill into law on Tuesday. It’s the first state in the country to pass tax-and-regulate marijuana legislation through an act of the legislature as opposed to via a voter-approved ballot initiative. The bill, which allows […]

25 Jun 19
Norma Pence

Illinois is officially the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, with Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) signing the bill into law on Tuesday. It’s the first state in the country to pass tax-and-regulate marijuana legislation through an act of the legislature as opposed to via a voter-approved ballot initiative. The bill, which allows […]

25 Jun 19
Norma Pence

In an effort to deal with a massive surplus of cannabis, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a bill that would permit the state to enter into agreements to export marijuana to other states. However, such cannabis exports currently can’t be accomplished because federal law bars the interstate shipment of marijuana. In another attempt to curb Oregon’s […]

25 Jun 19
WLNS 6 News
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the second to approve it through the Legislature rather than the ballot box. Legalization in Illinois also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged, a provision minority lawmakers and interest groups demanded. It also gives cannabis-vendor preference to minority owners and promises 25% of tax revenue from marijuana sales to redevelop impoverished communities. Gov. J.B. Pritzker, whose election last year gave Democrats complete control over state government again after four years under GOP predecessor Bruce Rauner, signed the bill in Chicago amid a bevy of lawmakers and pot proponents. Under the measure, residents can purchase and possess up to 1 ounce (30 grams) of marijuana at a time. Non-residents could have up to 15 grams. The law provides for cannabis purchases by adults 21 and older at approved dispensaries, which, after they’re licensed and established, may start selling Jan. 1, 2020. That means possession remains a crime until Jan. 1, a spokesman for Senate Democrats said. “In the past 50 years, the war on cannabis has destroyed families, filled prisons with nonviolent offenders, and disproportionately disrupted black and brown communities,” Pritzker said. “Each year, law enforcement across the nation has spent billions of dollars to enforce the criminalization of cannabis. … Yet its consumption remains widespread.” On the campaign trail, Pritzker claimed that, once established, taxation of marijuana could generate $800 million to $1 billion a year in taxes. He initially estimated that in the budget year that begins July 1, dispensary licensing would bring in $170 million. But the lawmakers who sponsored the plan, Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassidy, both Chicago Democrats, have dampened that prediction, lowering estimates to $58 million in the first year and $500 million annually within five years. The marketplace portion of the Illinois law also addresses what critics have complained is the decades-long war on drugs’ disproportionate impact on minority communities. Pritzker said that while blacks comprise 15% of Illinois’ population, they count for 60% of cannabis-possession arrests. In addition to providing criminal-record scrubbing for past low-level offenders, the law gives preference to would-be marijuana vendors in areas of high poverty and records of large numbers of convictions. And portions of tax proceeds must be reinvested in impoverished communities. Police organizations are wary, concerned about enforcing driving under the influence laws and arguing technology for testing marijuana impairment needs more development. Law enforcement organizations were successful in killing an earlier provision that would have allowed anyone to grow up to five marijuana plants at home for personal use. Police said they’d have difficulty enforcing that, so the bill was amended to allow five plants to be maintained only by authorized patients under the state’s medical marijuana law. They previously could not grow their own. Ten other states and the District of Columbia have legalized smoking or eating marijuana for recreational use since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington state approved ballot initiatives. Vermont and Michigan last year were the latest states to legalize marijuana. Vermont did so through the Legislature, the first time it wasn’t done through a ballot initiative, but didn’t establish a statewide distribution rules as Illinois did. Other initiatives have failed. Promising proposals in New York and New Jersey fizzled late this spring. Despite a statewide listening tour on the issue by Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor last winter, the idea never took flight.
25 Jun 19
Susan Duggan

Illinois is officially the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, with Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) signing the bill into law on Tuesday. It’s the first state in the country to pass tax-and-regulate marijuana legislation through an act of the legislature as opposed to via a voter-approved ballot initiative. The bill, which allows […]

25 Jun 19
Susan Duggan

Illinois is officially the 11th state to legalize marijuana for adult use, with Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D) signing the bill into law on Tuesday. It’s the first state in the country to pass tax-and-regulate marijuana legislation through an act of the legislature as opposed to via a voter-approved ballot initiative. The bill, which allows […]

25 Jun 19
Susan Duggan

In an effort to deal with a massive surplus of cannabis, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a bill that would permit the state to enter into agreements to export marijuana to other states. However, such cannabis exports currently can’t be accomplished because federal law bars the interstate shipment of marijuana. In another attempt to curb Oregon’s […]

25 Jun 19
Archy Worldys

The short news at a glance: Train stops because of heat – evacuation (18.35 clock) Mayoress still does not want to shake hands with NPD councilors (6 pm) Both black box found the crashed "Eurofighter" (16:28) Report: Attorney General accuses eight members of "Revolution Chemnitz" (14.03 clock) Police searches AFD office in NRW (12.15 pm) […]

25 Jun 19
Prepare for Bank, SSC, Railway & Govt. Exams | ambitiousbaba.com

Current Affairs 2019 | Daily GK Updates : 25 June 2019 Daily Current Affairs 2019 Hi Aspirants, Here we are regularly update the Daily GK & Current affairs. If you are preparing for Government Job Exams then it is very important for you to read the Current Affairs 2019, Daily GK Update 2019. All the important […]

25 Jun 19
SRIVASTAVA RITIK

Acharya has been appointed to discharge the functions during the absence of Manipur Governor, Dr Najma A Heptulla, who is currently on leave. from Zee News :India National http://bit.ly/2NeQ5Zr