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LONG POND (AP) — The Latest from the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway: IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is apparently being taken by helicopter for medical treatment following a first-lap accident at Pocono Raceway.

The Canadian driver was attempting to pass Ryan Hunter-Reay when the two cars slightly touched. That caused Hunter-Reay’s car to careen into the wall and Wickens’ car was pulled along for the ride. Wickens launched over Hunter-Reay’s car and sailed into the catchfence,

UNION TWP. — Crews from multiple fire departments were called to fight a smoky second-alarm blaze on the second floor of Northwest Area Middle and High School Saturday afternoon.

It was not immediately known how the fire will affect the start of the new school year. Classes are set to begin on Aug. 27, although staff in-service days are scheduled to be held on Thursday and Friday.

Check back for updates, and see Sunday’s Times Leader for

SCRANTON — The Diocese of Scranton on Friday afternoon released the following statement regarding Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin, 91, whose name figured prominently in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report on clergy sex abuse in six dioceses, which was made public on Tuesday:

Following the release of the Grand Jury report, Bishop Bambera has instructed the Diocese’s Independent Review Board to conduct a formal assessment of Bishop Emeritus James Timlin’s handling of previous allegations of

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has called the sex abuse described in a grand jury report in Pennsylvania “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

In a statement released late Thursday, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said “those acts were betrayals of trust that robbed survivors of their dignity and faith.”

He said that victims should know that Pope Francis is on their side.

The Vatican on its website also posted a joint statement by the president of the United

Editor’s Note: This is a new Cannabis Care blog featuring Abbe Kruger, CEO of Justice Grown, PA, the dispensary permit holder for Luzerne County. It will appear at timesleader.com and at www.cannabiscarepa.org.

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The experience opening one of the first operational dispensaries in Pennsylvania has exceeded my expectations in multiple respects.

I expected resistance from those who were foreign to cannabis or fearful of the outdated belief that it would lead to drug use.

Editor’s Note: This is a new Cannabis Care blog featuring Abbe Kruger, CEO of Justice Grown, PA, the dispensary permit holder for Luzerne County. It will appear at www.cannabiscarepa.org and at timesleader.com.

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The experience opening one of the first operational dispensaries in Pennsylvania has exceeded my expectations in multiple respects.

I expected resistance from those who were foreign to cannabis or fearful of the outdated belief that it would lead to drug use. What I

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University both say all marijuana, including medical marijuana, remains banned on the two campuses.

OU and OSU say in a joint news release Thursday that they’re legally required to comply with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act that mandates drug prevention programs and prohibits the use of illegal drugs on campus or at university-sponsored events and activities. The two must also comply with the

A company affiliated with a medical marijuana dispensary in Edwardsville has received a grower/processor permit as part of the state’s expansion of the program.

The Justice Grown Cultivation and Processing Center planned for the Humboldt Industrial Park in Hazle Township will be the second facility to grow marijuana and supply it to licensed dispensaries throughout the state. Pier Cove LLC of Chicago, Ill., applied for the permit with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Abbe Kruger, CEO of

LUZERNE — The use of medical marijuana to treat people with autism will be the topic of a free public event Friday at The Graham Academy High School.

Erica Daniels, a medical marijuana activist, author and the mother of a child with autism, will be the featured speaker at the event set for 4 p.m.

The Graham school is at 469 Miller St. in Luzerne.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act lists autism as one of the qualifying conditions for

Auditor General eyeing pot tax windfall

Posted by GPSadmin on July 30, 2018
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While some politicians continue to oppose legalization of recreational marijuana, one of Pennsylvania’s top state-level officials continues to suggest reasons for embracing pot.

In fact, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale now has more than a half-billion reasons.

DePasquale recently released a report suggesting that Pennsylvania could take in at least $581 million in annual revenue by regulating and taxing recreational pot.

That’s nearly triple the estimate DePasquale initially made when he first issued a public call