Tag: ballot measures

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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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May 29, 2014
05/29/2014
Ballot Question: Medical Marijuana Campaign Supporters in OK

Ballot Question: Medical Marijuana Campaign Supporters in OK

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dax Ewbank, who attended the rally, said legalized marijuana is one of those “taboo topics” in Oklahoma. He said if elected, he would legalize...
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May 15, 2014
05/15/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.14)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.14)

Initiative signature-gathering campaigns are underway in Arkansas and Ohio and about to get underway in Oklahoma, the future of San Jose dispensaries remains unsettled, Minnesota lawmakers meet...
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May 14, 2014
05/14/2014
See How Much the Medical Marijuana Effort Has Raised in Florida

See How Much the Medical Marijuana Effort Has Raised in Florida

A political committee helping spearhead a ballot effort to legalize medical marijuana in Florida raised an overall total of $3.1 million through April while also receiving $1.9 million...
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April 30, 2014
04/30/2014
Moratoriums: One Step Back for Oregon

Moratoriums: One Step Back for Oregon

A sweeping number of Oregon cities have imposed a moratorium on medical marijuana. It is clear to me that these moratoriums have been set out of fear...
By: Anna Diaz
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April 29, 2014
04/29/2014
Move to Allow Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Move to Allow Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Ohio could be next to secure medical marijuana rights through an amendment being proposed to the state’s constitution called the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment.
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April 25, 2014
04/25/2014
Alaska Marijuana Initiative Moved to November Ballot

Alaska Marijuana Initiative Moved to November Ballot

In case you missed it, Ballot Measure 2, which would regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol in Alaska, has been moved off the primary election ballot and will now appear...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska: Election Officials Postpone Marijuana Legalization Vote to November

Alaska voters will decide this November on a proposed initiative to regulate the production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Although the measure was initially scheduled...
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Medical Marijuana Referendum Supporters Mobilize

Medical Marijuana Referendum Supporters Mobilize

Even though Election Day is more than six months away, Ben Pollara, a veteran of Florida political campaigns and manger for the pro-marijuana referendum group, said there...
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.16)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.16)

With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Maryland becomes the 21st medical marijuana state. Meanwhile, those CBD medical marijuana bills continue to move. And more. Let’s get...
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats Add Medical Marijuana to the Ballot to Boost Voter Turnout for the Midterm Election

Florida Democrats are pushing for a constitutional amendment that would put medical marijuana on the state’s ballot this November. If the initiative passes, Florida would become the first...
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Oklahomans for Health Files Ballot Initiative for Medical Marijuana

Oklahomans for Health Files Ballot Initiative for Medical Marijuana

Today, Oklahomans for Health submitted an application for petition with Oklahoma Secretary of State, Chris Benge, which proposes to add a question to the November ballot asking whether or...
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Medical Marijuana Could Be Good for Business in Florida

Medical Marijuana Could Be Good for Business in Florida

With the question of legalizing medical marijuana heading to Florida voters on the Nov. 4 ballot, entrepreneurs are popping up in an effort to get in on...
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.03.26)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.03.26)

Whew! Busy, busy, busy at the statehouse, with both traditional medical marijuana bills and newfangled CBD medical marijuana bills getting lots of attention. And more. Let’s get...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Poll: Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely to Increase Overall Voter Turnout

Poll: Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely to Increase Overall Voter Turnout

Marijuana-related initiatives are likely to increase voter turnout, according to polling data released by George Washington University. Nearly four out of ten participants in the nationwide survey said that...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
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