The Daily Populous

Friday February 17th, 2023 night edition

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The governor of Illinois says that the state’s marijuana legalization law has created more than 30,000 jobs since the market launched in 2020.

During his State of the State and Budget address on Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) touted the job creation figure, adding that “Illinois is home to the country’s most diverse cannabis industry and some of the largest companies.”.

He also included the marijuana company 4Front in a list of the “large businesses” that are “moving to and expanding in Illinois.”.

Job creation is just one way that legalization has impacted the economy in Illinois.

The state also saw cannabis sales reach a record high of more than $1.5 billion in 2022, according to data released last month.

Illinois collected $445.3 million in tax dollars from $1.5 billion in cannabis sales during that period.

In 2021, state officials also put $3.5 million in cannabis-generated funds toward efforts to reduce violence through street intervention programs. »

Train carrying hazardous materials derails in Michigan

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DETROIT, Mich. — A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Michigan Thursday morning.

At least six cars were off the tracks in Van Buren Township, which is about 30 miles southwest of Detroit.

Officials say only one of the train cars was carrying hazardous materials, and it's reportedly showing no sign of leaking or damage. »

Respawn Explains Why Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Isn’t on PS4, Xbox One

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While Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order saw a release on the PS4 and Xbox One, that won’t be the case for its sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

In the March 2023 edition of PLAY magazine, game director Stig Asmussen explained why Star Wars Jedi: Survivor isn’t appearing on last-gen consoles.


Denver City Council candidate Chris Hinds forced to crawl onstage for debate

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Denver City Councilman Chris Hinds couldn’t maneuver his wheelchair onto the stage at the Cleo Parker Robinson dance school Monday afternoon.

So the councilman said he had to climb out of his wheelchair and crawl onto the stage in front of the debate crowd of several dozen people.

Ultimately, event organizers could not lift Hinds’s electric wheelchair onto the platform and the group held the debate on the floor in front of the stage. »

The Kremlin’s Grand Delusions

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The launching of the invasion itself has shown that his views of past events can provoke him to cause massive human suffering.

They have also underscored that the West will need to redouble its efforts at strengthening such a diplomatic and military coalition.

To Putin, this war is in effect a struggle with Washington akin to the Korean War and other Cold War–era conflicts. »