Bill to launch N.J. legal weed industry is back on track, could pass by Monday

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New Jersey could be less than a week away from passing a bill that will launch the legal weed industry after lawmakers agreed to impose an additional tax on growers that could one day boost marijuana tax revenue to $450 million, NJ Advance

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N.J. Black leaders: Levy a cannabis tax to repair the harm done by the drug war | Opinion

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The same week the ballot question passed on Election Day, lawmakers introduced a bill that will launch the marijuana industry to provide guidance for regulations on licensing businesses and products. It did not earmark sales tax revenue from recreational cannabis sales for programs

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The Eater NY 2020 Holiday Gift Guide


The holidays will look a little different this year, with many choosing to stay at home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and many others spending them apart from their families. With that in mind, gifting will likely take on even more meaning this year.

That’s also reflected in this year’s gift guide, which is larger that it’s been in the past. This selection of local gifts includes spice mixes

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Can I apply for FEMA money due to Hurricane Zeta in MS?

South Mississippi residents whose homes were damaged in Hurricane Zeta are wondering why no major disaster declaration has been issued, which would make available federal funding for repairs.

A major disaster declaration can be issued quickly when damage is catastrophic because damage assessments can be waived. Category 4 Hurricane Laura’s catastrophic damage in August in Louisiana, for example, led to a quick major disaster declaration.

But Hurricane Zeta did not

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People started sending art rocks to a Texas park during the pandemic. Now it’s a wonderland of tiny paintings.

The boxes are filled with packages containing painted rocks, most of them intricate works of art, handmade and mailed from people all over the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, people have been sending them to Penny so that he and his family can place them along the Parr Park Rock Art Trail — a mile-long public walking path that has become a wonderland of more than 4,000 art

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Santa taking photos behind acrylic barrier, face shield, mask – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — David Cornwell saved Christmas 2020 at Cabela’s, managers at the Noblesville store said.

For more than 40 years, Cornwell transformed himself into Santa Claus for the outdoor recreation retailer’s annual “Santa’s Wonderland” event.

Smiling in his velvet suit and sporting a long white beard (au naturale, according to his elves), Cornwell appeared in Christmas photos with thousands of children over the years.

They sat on his

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Detroit pledges COVID-19 crackdown on noncompliant businesses, schools

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COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center. - CITY OF DETROIT

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  • COVID-19 testing site at Williams Recreation Center.

As the number of daily coronavirus cases continue to rise to record levels, city of Detroit officials said Monday they will step up enforcement of Michigan’s new COVID-19 restrictions.

City health inspectors will conduct unannounced inspections of businesses and schools beginning

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