AURORA, IL — The city of Aurora is considering plans to open its first recreational marijuana spot in an old commercial building on Route 59. Zen Leaf already got a positive recommendation from the city's planning commission for its proposal to open at 740 N. Route 59, according to Chicago Tribune. Zen Leaf plans to buy the 11,000 square foot building at the site and open in the vacant suite. The store would sell adult use recreational cannabis and could create up to 40 new jobs. Zen Leaf currently operates a medical marijuana dispensary in St. Charles, which allows them a license to open a recreational marijuana location per state law. The medical marijuana, which is located in St. Charles, store sells cannabis flowers, edibles, topicals, and CBD. Aurora opted in to allow recreational cannabis sales in late October. If Zen Leaf is approved by city officials to open its store, its hours would be Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. … [Read more...] about Aurora Considers Recreational Marijuana Shop On Route 59: Report
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers held hearings Thursday on a proposal to let voters decide in 2020 whether to legalize recreational marijuana and set a vote for next week in the Legislature. Democrat-led Assembly and Senate committees held public hearings on the proposed referendum, as required under the law. Both the Democrat-controlled full Assembly and Senate have scheduled votes on the proposed amendment for Monday. Lawmakers failed in March to advance legislation legalizing recreational cannabis, despite support from Democratic leaders and Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, so they plan to seek support from voters. MORE: N.J. Marijuana Legalization: State Postpones Vote On Approving Recreational Use The proposed amendment must pass with a three-fifths majority in both houses in a single year, or with a simple majority in two consecutive years in order to appear on the ballot. Take Our Poll Under the amendments, voters are being asked whether to approve recreational … [Read more...] about On The Ballot? New Jersey Lawmakers Debate If Voters Should Decide Marijuana Legalization
Story highlights Some people experience increased anxiety when using marijuana; others find it has the opposite effect Aphrodisiac qualities of cannabis seem to occur only in low to moderate doses, one expert says Ian Kerner is a licensed couples therapist, writer and contributor on the topic of sex for CNN. (CNN)In the movie "Annie Hall," the titular character likes to smoke a joint at bedtime because, she says, it relaxes her and helps get her in the mood for sex -- even though her boyfriend claims it cheapens the experience. Although there's a difference between dependency and enhancement, Annie might have been on to something. Researchers are beginning to study the link between cannabis and sexual desire, with some interesting results. In one recent study, for example, investigators found that men and women who used marijuana daily had about 20% more sex during the previous four weeks than their peers who abstained from the drug. Although this research didn't show … [Read more...] about Does marijuana increase sexual desire?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 12 Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 12 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Kim Foxx, the Cook County state attorney who dismissed charges against Jussie Smollett earlier this year, filed motions Wednesday to expunge more than 1,000 marijuana convictions, a move that paves the way for clearing tens of thousands of convictions. Foxx's motions are the first step in a plan to expunge convictions for possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana, then permanently remove them from criminal records. Recreational marijuana will be legal in Illinois starting Jan. 1. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx. (AP) Foxx presented the first of the petitions to Chief Judge Timothy Evans in a court on the Chicago's Southwest Side. Evans granted the request to expunge the convictions from court records. "Today, we made history and took the first step in the single largest and most equitable piece of criminal … [Read more...] about Chicago prosecutor who dropped charges against Jussie Smollett expunges more than 1,000 marijuana convictions
Two brothers made a move toward suing the New York Police Department over an arrest and seizure of hemp plants that were incorrectly identified as marijuana.Oren and Ronen Levy filed notices of claim Wednesday after police arrested Ronen Levy in early November and confiscated 106 pounds of hemp plants. Prosecutors dropped Ronen Levy’s felony marijuana possession charges Tuesday, The Associated Press reported.The notices of claim describe the incident as a “nightmare” that ruined their reputations and threatened their livelihoods of selling CBD, the extract of hemp plants which does not have an intoxicating effect on users. The filing, while not a lawsuit, could evolve into one, according to the newswire. ADVERTISEMENTField tests of the seized plants tested positive for marijuana, but Oren Levy alleges that police ignored other lab tests and paperwork which showed that the plants were hemp. He says legal fees and the loss of the plants cost him … [Read more...] about Brothers prepare to sue NYPD over hemp-pot mix-up