Tag: ballot measures

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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.10)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.10)

The Florida initiative is in a close fight, hearings are coming in Hawaii, draft regulations are coming in Maryland, Illinois begins taking medical marijuana business applications, and...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Alaska, Oregon, and DC: A Marijuana Legalization Trifecta in 2014?

Alaska, Oregon, and DC: A Marijuana Legalization Trifecta in 2014?

Labor Day has come and gone, and the 2014 election is now less than two months away. Marijuana legalization initiatives are on the ballot in two states...
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September 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Another Maine City Puts Marijuana Initiative on Ballot

Another Maine City Puts Marijuana Initiative on Ballot

Earlier this week, the City Council of Lewiston, Maine voted unanimously to send an initiative that would make possession of marijuana legal for adults to the voters. Citizens for...
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September 3, 2014
09/03/2014
Poll: Sixty-Four Percent of Florida Voters Back Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Poll: Sixty-Four Percent of Florida Voters Back Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Medical Marijuana

More than 60 percent of Florida voters say that they support Amendment 2, a proposed constitutional amendment to permit cannabis therapy to qualified patients, according to a recently...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

As we’ve reported previously, three cities in Maine could be voting this November on initiatives that would direct local police not to arrest adults age 21 and over...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Over the weekend, one of the most popular newspapers in Oregon lent its support to Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in the state. Voters will decide...
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August 22, 2014
08/22/2014
Here’s Why Marijuana Legalization Just Might Keep the Senate Blue

Here’s Why Marijuana Legalization Just Might Keep the Senate Blue

John Hudak reports that Alaska and Oregon will vote whether to legalize marijuana this November, and regardless of the outcomes, the presence of those initiatives will likely drive...
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August 22, 2014
08/22/2014
Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Democratic Party of Oregon Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

014 Earlier today, the Democratic Party of Oregon came out in support of Measure 91, which would legalize and regulate the adult use, cultivation, and sale of...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.20)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.20)

014 There will be no medical marijuana initiative in Oklahoma this year, Jeb Bush comes out against Florida’s medical marijuana initiative, San Diego patients are trying a...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

014 Proponents of Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in Oregon and regulate cultivation and retail sales, are up in arms at the discovery that federal funds are being...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

South Portland City Council Places Measure on November Ballot That Would Make Marijuana Possession Legal for Adults

The South Portland City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place a measure on the November ballot that would make private marijuana possession legal for adults within...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
Organizers: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Petition Will Fall Short

Organizers: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Petition Will Fall Short

An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma likely won’t be included on the November ballot because advocates won’t be able to collect enough petition signatures ahead...
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
D.C. Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

D.C. Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

The D.C. Board of Elections has officially certified Ballot Initiative 71 for November’s general election. If passed by a majority of D.C. voters, Initiative 71 will repeal all criminal and civil...
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August 5, 2014
08/05/2014
Public Debate of Ballot Measure 2 Will Help Alaskans Weigh Marijuana Legalization

Public Debate of Ballot Measure 2 Will Help Alaskans Weigh Marijuana Legalization

Alaska Common Ground is hosting a free public forum on Alaska’s marijuana legalization initiative, ballot measure 2. The forum will present a balanced panel with experts discussing...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Good News and Not-So-Good News in Maine

Good News and Not-So-Good News in Maine

The good news: South Portland officials have informed us that we collected enough signatures to place an initiative on the November ballot that would make marijuana legal...
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Portland Mayor Is Already Planning for Legal Marijuana

Portland Mayor Is Already Planning for Legal Marijuana

Oregon voters won’t decide on legal recreational cannabis until November, but Portland Mayor Charlie Hayes is already planning under the assumption the ballot measure will likely pass....
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July 23, 2014
07/23/2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

The New Approach Oregon marijuana legalization initiative has qualified for the November ballot, the secretary of state’s office reported today. It won’t get a measure number until next month....
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July 7, 2014
07/07/2014
Oregon: Marijuana Initiative Backers Turn in 145,000 Signatures for Proposed 2014 Ballot Measure

Oregon: Marijuana Initiative Backers Turn in 145,000 Signatures for Proposed 2014 Ballot Measure

Proponents of a statewide initiative to regulate the commercial production and retail sale of marijuana have turned in 145,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office. The...
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June 18, 2014
06/18/2014
Oregon 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Clears 100,000 Signatures

Oregon 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiative Clears 100,000 Signatures

A ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon will be on November’s ballot after supporters collected more than 100,000 signatures (only 87,213 needed). If passed, the...
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June 12, 2014
06/12/2014
MPP Planning to Put Marijuana on the Ballot in Massachusetts in 2016

MPP Planning to Put Marijuana on the Ballot in Massachusetts in 2016

On Tuesday, MPP and allied advocates launched a ballot referendum committee to make marijuana legal, taxed, and regulated for adults in Massachusetts. The committee is called the...
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