Tag: ballot measures

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April 14, 2015
04/14/2015
Marijuana Legalization Across U.S. May Hinge on 2016 California Vote

Marijuana Legalization Across U.S. May Hinge on 2016 California Vote

A fight next year over whether to allow recreational marijuana use in California may serve as a tipping point as legalization proponents press their campaign in other...
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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Why Not Try Medical Marijuana for Pets?

Last week, Nevada state Senator Tick Segerblom introduced a bill in the Nevada legislature that would allow pets to use medical marijuana.
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Michigan Hopes to Legalize Recreational Weed in 2016

Michigan Hopes to Legalize Recreational Weed in 2016

While Michigan lawmakers continue to lock horns in the legislature over proposed changes to repair the state’s crippled medical marijuana program, an organization fighting for total reform...
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January 13, 2015
01/13/2015
DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

DC Defies Congress, Moves Forward With Plans to Legalize Weed

Despite the recent congressional tantrum intended to stop the reform of marijuana laws in Washington DC, District lawmakers have given Capitol Hill the proverbial middle finger by...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
D.C. Council Moves Ahead With Marijuana Legalization in the Nation’s Capital

D.C. Council Moves Ahead With Marijuana Legalization in the Nation’s Capital

Last Tuesday, the District of Columbia council’s Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs approved legislation that charges D.C.’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) with licensing and...
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Even if the House and the Senate both passed a resolution against Initiative 71, it would still need President Obama’s signature. The White House is already on...
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November 10, 2014
11/10/2014
Momentum to Legalize Marijuana in California Is Growing

Momentum to Legalize Marijuana in California Is Growing

After Tuesday’s election, just one piece of the West Coast remained unwelcoming to recreational pot: California. But with voters in Oregon and Alaska legalizing the use and sale...
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November 5, 2014
11/05/2014
November Elections: The State of Legalization in the U.S. 2014

November Elections: The State of Legalization in the U.S. 2014

This November’s general elections were of great importance to weedists in the States, as 3 different states and the capital: Oregon, Alaska, Florida and Washington D.C. voted...
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November 5, 2014
11/05/2014
Guam Passes Medical Marijuana Law

Guam Passes Medical Marijuana Law

With 56 of 58 precincts reporting as of press time, the US island territory of Guam has passed Proposal 14A, a medical marijuana law referred by the...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Alaska’s Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Alaska’s Marijuana Ballot Measure Language Proves Explosive Issue for Dueling Campaigns

Opponents of marijuana legalization are concerned that if Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2 passes, Alaskans would see an increase in butane hash oil, and with that, an increase...
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.10.01)

A new study punctures some myths about medical marijuana in California, Connecticut’s dispensaries finally open for business, the Illinois program is moving along, and more. Let’s get...
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September 30, 2014
09/30/2014
The Marijuana Legalization Votes That Will Matter in 2014

The Marijuana Legalization Votes That Will Matter in 2014

The battle over legalizing recreational marijuana in California—the big enchilada that may tilt legalization not only in the U.S. but other countries—is already being set for 2016....
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.24)

California’s medical marijuana battles continue, the Florida initiative is polling strong (according to its own poll), the Pennsylvania Senate is about to vote on a medical marijuana...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Marijuana Legalization Effort Begins in California

Marijuana Legalization Effort Begins in California

The Marijuana Policy Project, a U.S. marijuana advocacy group, took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Arizona Marijuana Advocates Advance 2016 Initiative

Arizona Marijuana Advocates Advance 2016 Initiative

Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, granting...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

Ballot Will Poll New Mexico Voters About Pot

SANTA FE, N.M. (CN) – Two New Mexico counties can poll voters about decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana on November’s ballot, the New Mexico Supreme...
By: David Lee
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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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