76 percent vote to decriminalize marijuana

PHL17 News

On Election Day, Philadelphians got the chance to vote on a ballot question asking decision makers in Harrisburg to create a recreational marijuana industry. Philadelphia voters approved a referendum on marijuana legalization as a growing number of state senators and representatives are stepping up their push to get the reform enacted across Pennsylvania.

Preliminary results on Tuesday evening showed the proposal leading by a 73 percent to 27 percent margin, with 90 percent of electoral divisions in the city reporting.

Coronavirus Pandemic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that all children ages 5 through 11 get a low-dose COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech.

There has been no incidents of illness or allergic reaction from children. Parents will not need a doctor’s order to get a vaccine, Zients said, though parents with questions may want to discuss the vaccine with a trusted health provider.

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