Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

by Dillon Thomas, CBS4
January 3, 2020
Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, marking one of the strongest showings of any state in the history of pot legalization. Illinois is the 11th state to legalize recreational weed, and only Oregon had a comparable first-day performance. That state also brought […]

Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress

by Dillon Thomas, CBS4
August 14, 2019
An assault weapons ban is picking up steam in the House and on the 2020 campaign trail as Democrats search for a way to respond to two recent mass shootings while putting greater political pressure on recalcitrant Republican leaders. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner in the Democratic race, this week vowed to reinstate […]

New York Senate is hashing out bill to legalize weed

by Dillon Thomas, CBS4
June 17, 2019
New York lawmakers on Sunday appeared to be fired up for a pot party — with a new bill to legalize marijuana set to be introduced in the state Senate. The legislation will be similar to a proposal floated by Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year, sources said. Details weren’t available, but the timing of […]

Sex Work Would Be Broadly Legal in New York Under New Bill Introduced Monday

by Dillon Thomas, CBS4
June 11, 2019
Sex work would be broadly legalized in New York state under a first-of-its-kind bill introduced by state legislators on Monday. A group of lawmakers first called for legislation in February, but on Monday they finally came forward with a 13-page bill that would bring dramatic changes to the sex trade in the state. The bill, […]

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Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization

by ALLY MAROTTI, Chicago Tribune
January 3, 2020
Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, marking one of the strongest showings of any state in the… READ MORE
Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit

Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
December 23, 2019
CHICAGO — Illinois is about to become the 11th state in the nation to allow… READ MORE
Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois

Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois

by Grace Hauck USA TODAY
December 2, 2019
Two Midwestern states are breaking into the recreational marijuana market, and dispensaries are expecting huge… READ MORE

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Virginia House passes Dems’ gun reform laws 10 days after protests

Virginia House passes Dems’ gun reform laws 10 days after protests

by JUSTINE COLEMAN -The Hill
January 31, 2020
The Virginia House of Delegates passed seven Democratic gun reform laws 10 days after large protests at the state capital over the proposed measures. The bills include regulations implementing universal… READ MORE
Virginia legislation seeks to restrict number of outdoor gun ranges

Virginia legislation seeks to restrict number of outdoor gun ranges

by Kerry Picket , Washington Examiner
January 20, 2020
Legislation proposed in early January by a Virginia Democratic lawmaker could effectively limit the number… READ MORE
Virginia Republicans see gun rights as the path back to a red commonwealth

Virginia Republicans see gun rights as the path back to a red commonwealth

by Kerry Picket | Washington Examiner
January 7, 2020
The Republican Party of Virginia sees an opportunity to harness the energy of outraged gun… READ MORE

Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO… READ MORE

VACCINATION LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Albany, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the… READ MORE

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the… READ MORE

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Turkey says would retaliate against U.S. sanctions over Russian S-400s

Turkey will “take reciprocal steps” if the United States imposes sanctions over its purchase of Russian S-400 defenses, the Turkish foreign minister said on Friday, marking the latest step toward a standoff between the NATO… READ MORE

VACCINATION LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR CUOMO

Albany, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation eliminating a religious exemption to vaccine mandates for schoolchildren in the face of the nation’s worst measles outbreak in decades. The Democrat signed the… READ MORE

Texas city bans abortion, says it’s a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

WASKOM, Texas (AP) — A small Texas city has passed a local abortion ban and declared itself a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” Right to Life of East Texas says the vote Tuesday by the… READ MORE

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