Tag: legalization

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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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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 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned home after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the...
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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 27, 2014
08/27/2014
One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

Weed is now legal in Washington state. However, you can still be issued a citation/ticket if you are found using cannabis in one of the aforementioned “no-no”...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
Seattle to Denver: A Tale of Two Cities’ Marijuana Economies

Seattle to Denver: A Tale of Two Cities’ Marijuana Economies

The U.S. now has two states with two separate cannabis economies. Colorado was the first to get a recreational business up and running, while Washington is severely...
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August 26, 2014
08/26/2014
NY Times Peddled Reefer Madness in the Past

NY Times Peddled Reefer Madness in the Past

While the NY Times is doing some good work in rationally addressing the veil of bullshit and mystique that has clouded marijuana’s history in America, they conveniently...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Poll: New Yorkers Don’t Support Weed Legalization, Medical or Recreational

Poll: New Yorkers Don’t Support Weed Legalization, Medical or Recreational

Only 35% of New York voters want to legalize marijuana for personal use (43% men, 27% women), and 62% said they wouldn’t use it even it were...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Al Olson, Senior NBC News Editor, To Head Marijuana News Site

Al Olson, Senior NBC News Editor, To Head Marijuana News Site

Yesterday, I believe, we got another morsel of evidence illustrating the reach of the pro-cannabis movement. Al Olson, veteran journalist and a Senior Editor at NBC news...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Hempfest 2014: A Bit More Serene, but Still All About the Green

Hempfest 2014: A Bit More Serene, but Still All About the Green

So I’ve made it through yet another “potapalooza,” Hempfest 2014 ROCKED. Hempfest was jammin’ like Marley for all 3 days. The vibe was a bit different, but...
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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 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Hickenlooper: Marijuana Regulators Have Done ‘A Very Good Job’

Hickenlooper: Marijuana Regulators Have Done ‘A Very Good Job’

Gov. Hickenlooper says he’s pleased with the way his state has handled voters’ wishes on recreational marijuana legalization. “I think done a pretty good...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

Alaska Marijuana Initiative Trails in Poll

The people trying to legalize marijuana in Alaska are in for a tough battle, if the most recent Public Policy Polling survey is any indicator. That poll, taken at...
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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 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Says It Is Buying $2.3 Million in TV Ads This Fall

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Says It Is Buying $2.3 Million in TV Ads This Fall

Oregon officials running the marijuana legalization measure on the November 4 ballot say they have reserved $2.3 million in TV advertising for what they say will be...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Poll: Majority Of Pennsylvanians Support Reforming State’s Marijuana Laws

Nearly seven out of ten Pennsylvania voters believe that marijuana should be legal for either medicinal or recreational use, according to the results of a statewide survey released by...
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Prior to Amendment 64, Colorado had a decriminalized outlook on marijuana while driving, meaning that getting caught with pot was the equivalent of running a stop sign....
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