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80,000 Patients Sign Up for Pa.’s Medical Marijuana Program in First Year

It’s been almost one year since Pennsylvania opened its medical marijuana patient registry, allowing residents to apply for the right to legally obtain medical marijuana […]

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New Jersey Attorney General Pauses All Weed Prosecutions

In a major win for marijuana advocates in New Jersey, state officials announced plans on Tuesday to pause all municipal prosecutions of weed offenses in the coming months […]

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Marijuana Crusader N.A. Poe Is Opening a Restaurant In Fishtown

“I want it to become a destination spot,” says well-known marijuana enthusiast N.A. Poe when I ask him about Poe’s Sandwich Joint, his upcoming Fishtown […]

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City Councilman Wants to Eliminate Marijuana Testing for Parolees

Councilman Derek Green wants to eliminate marijuana testing for parolees. Philly.com reports that Green plans to ask for hearings on drug testing for parolees on […]

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Larry Krasner Sues Big Pharma, Drops All Marijuana Possession Charges

On the same day a Philly.com op-ed was published in which Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (and Mayor Kenney) admitted the failure that was the […]

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Cable TV Scion Chase Lenfest Sued Over Marijuana Deal Gone Bad

Last June, Pennsylvania awarded medical marijuana licenses to 12 companies in the state, allowing them to cultivate and process cannabis for sale at as-yet-to-open dispensaries. […]

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LISTEN: Chief Philadelphia Public Defender Slams Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

The latest episode of Pushback, the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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LISTEN: What’s the Next Step in Philly Marijuana Reform?

The latest episode of “Pushback,” the podcast co-produced by Philly Mag and WURD, is now available. Listen and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or […]

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Senate Bill Would Make Weed Legal in New Jersey

A Democratic senator has introduced a bill that would make recreational marijuana use legal in New Jersey. Sen. Nicholas Scutari is behind a bill that, […]

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Poll: More Than Half of Pa. Voters Want to Legalize Weed

More than half of Pennsylvania voters – 56 percent – want to legalize marijuana, according to a new survey from Franklin & Marshall College. According to […]

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Sure, Legalize Pot — but Stop Pretending It’s Harmless

Philadelphia is awash in marijuana smoke. Take the Frankford El or the Broad Street Subway and the smell floods your nostrils. Walk downtown and the […]

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NA Poe Hires Chuck Peruto, Who Says Poe Was “Face, Not Brains” of Pot Party

Well, the case surrounding NA Poe‘s raided pot party just got a little more interesting. Poe, whose real name is Richard Tamaccio, has retained Chuck […]

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Kenney: Pennsylvania Should Just Legalize Weed Already

On Saturday, Philadelphia police arrested 22 people at a pot party held by marijuana activist NA Poe – proving that the war on drugs is […]

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NA Poe Arrest Shows the War on Drugs Is Alive and Well in Philadelphia

The last time I saw cannabis crusader NA Poe on Saturday night, he was busy attending to the details of his big pot party going […]

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Wolf: Legalizing Marijuana Won’t Help State Budget Deficit

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale called for the state to legalize marijuana, claiming it would “generate hundreds of millions of dollars each year that […]