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Incoming Illinois Governor Wants to Legalize Marijuana

Last month, Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis use, but it won’t be alone for long if Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker (D) gets his way. The new top lawmaker in the Prairie State has pledged to make marijuana reform a central part of his gubernatorial mandate. “We can begin by immediately removing one area of […]

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Michigan Governor-Elect May Forgive Weed Crimes

Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer will pursue executive action or legislation to free inmates and expunge criminal records for those convicted of marijuana crimes that will become legal under the state’s pending recreational marijuana law, she indicated recently. “I think that the people of Michigan have said that for conduct that would now be legal, no one […]

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