Tag: legalization

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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

You Can’t Stop Progress: The Inevitability of Legalization

“You hear that, Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.” – Agent Smith A local newspaper from Holland, Michigan released an editorial urging residents (and the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
Legal Experts Are Rebelling Against German Drug Laws

Legal Experts Are Rebelling Against German Drug Laws

22 German professors of Criminal Law signed a petition demanding the decriminalization of drugs and the legalization of marijuana. The current anti-drugs legislation was written in 1981...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Rhode Island: House Committee to Hold Hearing on Marijuana Legalization Bill

Rhode Island: House Committee to Hold Hearing on Marijuana Legalization Bill

The Rhode Island House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to hold a hearing on a bill that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law SB 174, known as Carly’s Law. This law creates an affirmative defense for patients suffering from debilitating epileptic conditions —...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Prospero’s Favorite Denver 420 Events 2014

Prospero’s Favorite Denver 420 Events 2014

This weekend marks the first legal 420 in Colorado, the first state in the nation to allow recreational marijuana sales. Cannabis-related tourism has brought plenty of visitors...
By: Prospero
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Now that the state’s medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally...
By: NY Farmer
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes Become 21st Medical Marijuana State

With Governor O’Malley’s Signature, Maryland Becomes Become 21st Medical Marijuana State

Governor Martin O’Malley signed HB 881 into law today, making Maryland the 21st medical marijuana state. The Maryland House of Delegates voted 125-11 last week to adopt...
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

In the fight to gain access to medical marijuana for her 4-year-old son, Logan, who suffers up to 10 seizures a day because of epilepsy, Gail Rand...
By: NY Farmer
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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...
By: NY Farmer
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Rhode Island Report: Taxing Marijuana Could Generate Tens of Millions in Revenue

Rhode Island Report: Taxing Marijuana Could Generate Tens of Millions in Revenue

A report released yesterday by Rhode Island-based OpenDoors estimates that passage of the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act will generate between $21.5 to $82 million in annual tax revenue. Although...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Possible Vote on Minn. Medical Marijuana Bill Delayed

Possible Vote on Minn. Medical Marijuana Bill Delayed

Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington was hoping to attach an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana to a separate health bill. But that bill has been...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according...
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican Marijuana Farmers Make Switch to Heroin as Pot Prices Fall

Mexican marijuana farmers in the remote valleys of the northern Sierra Madre have begun to harvest opium poppies instead and distribute cheap $4 heroin to many rural...
By: Moirai
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Maine House and Senate to Vote on Putting Marijuana Legalization Before State Voters

Recently, Gov. LePage introduced a bill, LD 1811, to crack down on heroin and cocaine trafficking. While we disagree with his approach (doubling-down on the War on...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Scramble for Medical Marijuana Business Begins in Florida

Scramble for Medical Marijuana Business Begins in Florida

Would-be investors and entrepreneurs are already lining up to get into the medical marijuana business should it become legal in Florida. More than 60 businesses have incorporated in Florida...
By: Moirai
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Still Scares Most High Profile Pennsylvania Politicians

Medical Marijuana Still Scares Most High Profile Pennsylvania Politicians

US Rep. Scott Perry last month became the highest-ranking elected Pennsylvania Republican to support the once-controversial position to legalize medical marijuana, which the majority of GOPers support. However,...
By: Moirai
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
WebMD Poll: Medical Community Backs Legalizing Cannabis

WebMD Poll: Medical Community Backs Legalizing Cannabis

An estimated 70 percent of physicians acknowledge the therapeutic qualities of cannabis and over half believe that the plant should also be legal for non-medical purposes, according...
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April 4, 2014
04/04/2014
Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Wednesday his country could present a plan before year’s end to legalize the production of marijuana and opium poppies. His comments...
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