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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
Marijuana Money Boosts Washington’s Budget

Marijuana Money Boosts Washington’s Budget

Washington tax coffers could get a $25 million boost by next July and nearly $200 million by mid-2017 from legal marijuana, state economists estimate. The estimates for...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
Sen. Krueger Supports Prospect of Legal Marijuana in New York in 2015

Sen. Krueger Supports Prospect of Legal Marijuana in New York in 2015

According to the Huffington Post, the state of New York may see the regulation and taxation of marijuana for legal recreational use as early as 2015. State...
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September 17, 2014
09/17/2014
New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2015

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation...
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September 16, 2014
09/16/2014
Help End Marijuana Prohibition in Rhode Island

Help End Marijuana Prohibition in Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s next legislative session begins in January, so it’s important that we continue to build support for taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. If you are a...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Coloradans Still Support Legal Marijuana Sales, Poll Finds

Coloradans Still Support Legal Marijuana Sales, Poll Finds

Since Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012, and after the historic first sales of recreational marijuana began in January 2014, a majority of state residents still...
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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 9, 2014
09/09/2014
Hickenlooper’s “Lab Rat” Campaign a Blunder

Hickenlooper’s “Lab Rat” Campaign a Blunder

You can imagine how loud my eyes rolled when I read about Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper’s anti-teen-marijuana use campaign. Much like the ridiculous “this is your brain on...
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up to the States

GOP Senator Pat Roberts: Leave Marijuana Legalization Up to the States

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) said Saturday that states should be free to legalize marijuana. During a debate with independent rival Greg Orman, Roberts was asked for his...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Federal law still considers marijuana as a dangerous drug, so prosecutors could easily bring drug-trafficking charges against anyone whose salary is paid by taxes collected on legal...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Survey: 58 Percent of Americans Say Treat Cannabis Like Alcohol

Survey: 58 Percent of Americans Say Treat Cannabis Like Alcohol

Nearly 60 percent of Americans support regulating cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol, according to an analysis of over 450,000 online responses collected by the online polling data...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.03)

Interest in medical marijuana is spreading in the South, New Hampshire inches toward dispensaries, and in California, one farmers’ market gets shut down in LA even as...
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September 4, 2014
09/04/2014
How Big Pharma Is Sandbagging Marijuana

How Big Pharma Is Sandbagging Marijuana

As more Americans express interest in the healing potential of medical marijuana, the pharmaceutical companies have found it in their best interest to keep lawmakers, as well as...
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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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September 3, 2014
09/03/2014
Best Substance Emmy Goes to Cannabis

Best Substance Emmy Goes to Cannabis

Those looking for more evidence that cannabis is going mainstream need seek no further than the Emmy awards. More than a few pot-friendly comments were made at...
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September 3, 2014
09/03/2014
Colorado’s ‘Don’t Be a Lab Rat’ Campaign Suspended in Boulder

Colorado’s ‘Don’t Be a Lab Rat’ Campaign Suspended in Boulder

One of the latest campaigns to try to dissuade children from trying marijuana is the “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” campaign, which has set up giant “rat”...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Rhode Island Primary Is Two Weeks Away – Where Do The Candidates Stand?

Rhode Island Primary Is Two Weeks Away – Where Do The Candidates Stand?

Tuesday, September 9, is Primary Election Day in Rhode Island. With an open race for the top slot in the state, all eyes are on the gubernatorial primary...
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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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