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Uruguay: the world's laboratory for marijuana legalisation

The Guardian: If the marijuana legalization proposal becomes a law, Uruguay will be the first country to legalize the cannabis commercialization, a move other countries will no doubt watch and maybe follow. "It is not like 'viva la pepa' (let the good times roll ...
D.C. maneuvering for marijuana showdown with Congress

- 8 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The D.C. Council chairman plans to send lawmakers a bill to implement the voter referendum in January.

On pot legalization, DC must defer to higher authority

- 8 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Legalizing marijuana in the District of Columbia is a recipe for legal chaos. There are 26 separate law enforcement agencies in the city. Twenty-five of them answer only to the federal government.

Marijuana Legalization Could Increase NYC Revenue by $25M

- 8 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: On December 17, Doug Turetsky discussed the projected implications of marijuana legalization in New York.

Nebraska and Oklahoma sue Colorado over marijuana legalization

- 8 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Two neighboring states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Colorado's laws legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Survey shows West Virginia residents support the legalization of marijuana

The Daily Athenaeum: Nearly 95 percent of West Virginians support legalizing medical marijuana, and nearly 93 percent support marijuana for recreation for people 21 and older, according to a recent survey from the West Virginia chapter National Organization for the Reform ...

California Legislature: 'We're Regulating Medical Marijuana'

East Bay Express: Lawmakers are under renewed pressure to craft basic, clear guidelines for the state medical cannabis system, with just 438 days before Californians are likely to return to the polls to vote on adult-use legalization. « Cannabis Companies Ramp Up Edu ...

ResponsibleOhio challenges marijuana legalization ballot language in Ohio

cleveland.com: ResponsibleOhio on Thursday asked the Ohio Supreme Court to direct the Ohio Ballot Board and Secretary of State Jon Husted to rewrite the ballot summary language and title for its marijuana legalization issue. (Glen Stubbe, Star-Tribune via AP).

Where's the $2 Billion in Social Costs from Legalized Marijuana, Kevin?

Back in August of 2012, as the nation awaited legalization votes in three states, Sabet cautioned voters that any tax revenue promises made by the legalizers would easily be overwhelmed by the social costs of legalized marijuana from the “reduced ...

Debate over marijuana legalization already starts

FH Times: The mayor and at least one Fountain Hills Town Council member have already gone on the record expressing their opposition to a proposed measure that would legalize marijuana in Arizona. The names of Mayor Linda Kavanagh and Councilman Cecil ...

Two Florida marijuana legalization measures approved for signature-gathering

“Regulate Florida” would legalize adult growing, consumption and possession of cannabis but also would turn marijuana into a legal, regulated product in Florida, much like alcohol. It would be legal for adults 21 or older to own up to an ounce of ...

Marijuana Legalization: British Government Slams Public Petition To Legalize Weed

The British government has strongly rejected any notion that it might legalize cannabis after more 200,000 people signed an official government petition asking for it to change the law. The petition, which claims Britain could create 10,000 jobs ...

Marijuana Legalization Initiative Campaign Starts In Florida

The Weed Blog (blog): regulate florida marijuana legalization News broke today that a marijuana legalization initiative's language was approved in Florida. The campaign can now start accepting signatures for the initiative. As many learned during the 2014 campaign, Florida ...

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Meet Buddie, mascot of ResponsibleOhio's marijuana legalization campaign

Buddie is making the rounds of college campus, most recently Tuesday at the University of Toledo, aboard the Green Express, a bus ReponsibleOhio is taking around the state to promote the legalization amendment set to appear on the Nov. 3 election ballot.

United Kingdom, Like United States, Rejects Popular Marijuana Legalization

Remember how shocked the media were when time after time, a marijuana legalization petition topped the lists, garnering 44,000, then 46,000, even 83,000 signatures? Remember how President Obama laughed off the “online audience” in response?

Marijuana Legalization 2015: Is It Time For The Cannabis Industry To Grow Up

Oaksterdam University is part of a trend of cannabis universities that have opened their doors as fast as the industry has expanded. Administrators said pot programs are necessary to legitimize the legal weed market as marijuana legalization ...

Poll: Fighting Marijuana Legalization Is Bad Politics

RollingStone.com: A new Public Policy Polling survey from early primary states Iowa and New Hampshire has found that a solid majority of Republican respondents approve of states' rights to carry out marijuana policy reform without the feds cracking down. The survey ...

Poll: Most VA Voters in Favor of Some Form of Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll found 86 percent of Virginia voters favor legalizing medical marijuana while 54 percent support legalizing recreational marijuana use.

Lecturers discuss legalized marijuana

About 300 South County students, parents and community members got a taste of what marijuana legalization could bring to California if the state follows Colorado’s lead. Guest speakers Ben Cort and Dr. Judith Landau visited San Clemente on April 2...

The Fix: The long-term power of the ‘War on Drugs, ’ in two graphs

The reasons people oppose marijuana legalization are steeped in old rhetoric.

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Marijuana Legalized On Wisconsin Native American Reservation

The Inquisitr: Last week, members of the Menominee tribe in Wisconsin voted 677 to 499 to legalize marijuana on its 360 acre reservation for recreational use. The vote to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal usage passed even more overwhelmingly with a vote of ...

Can Marijuana Black Market Compete With Legalized Industry?

For advocates, the decades-long push to legalize marijuana hasn’t been just about allowing more people to get high. It’s also a way to de-escalate the so-called war on drugs, advocates say. Supporters insist that government-regulated pot will drive customers to legal retailers and away from the black markets, which funnel money into violent gangs and Mexican drug cartels. Now, with legalization ...

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Ohio Hospital Association opposes marijuana legalization issue

cleveland.com: Issue 3 would legalize marijuana use for adults over age 21 and allow medical marijuana use for minors with parental consent. The plan, proposed by political action committee ResponsibleOhio, has been criticized for limiting commercial marijuana farms ...

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Advocates Say Marijuana Legalization In Arizona Could Generate $40 Million A

Huffington Post: The backers of a proposed 2016 Arizona ballot initiative that would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol in the state estimate that if the measure makes it on the ballot and is passed, it could raise more than $40 million a year ...

Marijuana Legalization Could Increase NYC Revenue by $25M

On December 17, Doug Turetsky discussed the projected implications of marijuana legalization in New York.

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Likely legalization vote prompts action on California's medical marijuana industry

SAN FRANCISCO -- The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry -- a job they have deferred for ...

Likely legalization vote prompts action on medical marijuana

abc7news.com: Noting there is no guarantee that California voters will go for full legalization, McGuire introduced his own medical marijuana bill. SB643 would establish an office within the state Business, Consumer Affairs and Housing Agency to license medical ...

Michigan marijuana business group focusing on medical reform, not full

MLive.com: LANSING, MI — Michigan should license medical marijuana businesses and allow for storefront sales to qualifying patients, according to a new industry group that is considering a potential ballot proposal. The Michigan Responsibility Council, a non ...

Children Benefiting From Medical Marijuana-The New Face of 4/20 Day

Adding a new twist to the counterculture's "420" celebrations, Vancouver-based Lift Cannabis Co. has launched an innovative fundraising initiative for four sick children who are trading pharmaceuticals ...

Pot For Spot: Can Marijuana Treat Pets?

Marijuana legalization is spreading across the U.S. and people everywhere are touting its beneficial effects on a variety of different illnesses. Medical marijuana is becoming an increasingly popular treatment ...

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