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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 ...
Alaska Marijuana Legalization Raises Questions

- 5 days ago @ guardianlv.com: On Nov. 4, Alaskans voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but that decision seems to have raised more questions than ever about how the new law will be implemented. One of the biggest issues facing Alaskans is how to transport marijuana ...

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

- 4 days ago @ reason.com: At a press conference last week, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District of Columbia's congressional delegate, urged her colleagues to respect the will of the voters who overwhelmingly approved marijuana legalization in the nation's capital on November 4.

​Frankfurt city hall sparks up talks on pot legalization

- 4 days ago @ rt.com: Experts met to discuss the merits of cannabis legalization at Frankfurt's city hall on Monday, marking the first time that a German city has officially discussed a change to marijuana laws. Various specialists – including police officers, economists ...

Marijuana Legalization Is Just a Gateway to Profits

- 4 days ago @ nytimes.com: On this past election night, the industry celebrated the marijuana wins in two states that set "the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis commerce and scores of new business opportunities.” It is the fear that legalization ...

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Panels air marijuana legalization issues

vtdigger.org: BURLINGTON — With marijuana legalization likely to turn up as an issue at the Statehouse in 2015, a broad spectrum of lawmakers called for a nonpartisan approach to the issue at a panel discussion on Thursday. The event was organized by the Vermont ...

Marijuana DUIs spike after legalization

KXLY Spokane: Now, he watches for people driving high, a reality since recreational marijuana was legalized with the passage of I-502 in 2012. "You're more in tune to be looking for it nowadays,” Leibrecht said. Much like alcohol impairment, people suspected of ...

Little chance D.C. Council acts on marijuana sales by year’s end

Council member Vincent Orange's enthusiasm notwithstanding, it doesn't appear that package will be headed to Capitol Hill intact.

Legal marijuana: Hazy for your insurance

America's growing acceptance of pot for medicinal and recreational use raises the question: How might your home, auto, health and life insurance change as a result of legalized marijuana?

Ron Johnson Open to Hearing on Marijuana Legalization

Roll Call (blog): When asked about his view of marijuana legalization in D.C., Johnson told a group of reporters, “What we can do is we can hold hearings to find out how it's all working, to highlight the issues, highlight the problem, try and define the problems. So I ...

Marijuana DUIs spike following legalization

KXLY Spokane: For Trooper Joe Leibrecht, getting impaired drivers off the road is personal. Before he was with the Washington State Patrol, he was a teacher who he saw one too many tragedies. Related Content. Recent stories by Allie Norton. Marijuana DUIs spike ...

Marijuana dispensary eyed in Epping

EPPING – A group of medical and business professionals is proposing a marijuana growing facility and dispensary in Epping after state lawmakers legalized medical marijuana last year.

Marijuana legalization debate heats up at UVM

WCAX: Should Vermont be the first New England state to legalize pot? That was the question up for debate at the University of Vermont Thursday night. Students joined a number of state lawmakers and marijuana advocates to take on the topic. The group looked ...

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Marijuana legalization in D.C. could put U.S. in violation of anti-drug treaties

Washington Times: Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could ...

Text: Congressional Research Service weighs marijuana legalization in the District

The following is the text of an analysis offered by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service in connection with the passage of marijuana legalization in the District. Would Congressional Inaction on Initiative 71 be Consistent with International Treaty Commitments? On Election Day, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia (the ...

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Marijuana legalization foes organize for Vermont debate

vtdigger.org: Vermont lawmakers can expect to hear both sides of the debate over the legalization of marijuana when the new biennium begins in January. A group of Vermonters who oppose legalization, formerly known as SMART Vermont, has aligned with the national ...

Kamala Harris Says Legalization Of Marijuana Imminent In California

CBS Local: SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris says the legalization of marijuana in the Golden State is inevitable. Harris, a Democrat told BuzzFeed News she is not opposed to the legalization of marijuana, adding “I'm the top cop ...

Marijuana laws don't cut it

Jeffrey Miron says states' legalization of marijuana is not enough, the federal government needs to act.

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Why Congress should legalize pot

CNN: (CNN) -- Following the liberal footsteps of Colorado and Washington, Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia passed ballot initiatives to legalize marijuana this month. Florida's medical marijuana law failed, but only because as a constitutional ...

Group unveils details of its marijuana legalization plan for Maine

Press Herald: Legalize Maine, a newly formed political action committee, is calling its plan “a home-grown effort” to legalize marijuana in Maine. The group's organizer, Paul McCarrier, said Wednesday that its proposal can help revive the state's rural economy.

Group unveils details of Maine marijuana legalization plan

Legalize Maine, a newly formed political action committee, is calling its plan “a home-grown effort” to legalize marijuana in Maine. The group's organizer, Paul McCarrier, said Wednesday that its proposal can help revive the state's rural economy.

Maine Group Launches Statewide Campaign to Legalize Marijuana

AUGUSTA, Maine - The former head of the Maine Medical Caregivers Association is launching a statewide campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. But Paul T. McCarrier's new group expects to face some competition from the Washington D.C,.

California Attorney General: Marijuana Legalization Is

Marijuana legalization in California is long overdue. California had the chance to legalize marijuana during the 2010 Election, however, the initiative failed. Since then, there have been many reasons that marijuana ...

Initiative To Legalize Marijuana Moves Forward In Arkansas | The

A group is spearheading a campaign to create a new constitutional amendment in Arkansas that would legalize marijuana – both for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Washington Post: Congress Should Allow DC To Legalize Marijuana

marijuana daylin leach senate bill 528 dc There were some huge victories on Election Day 2014. Arguably the biggest victory was the passage of Initiative 71 in Washington D.C.. All legalization victories were significant, but ...

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New Group Kicks off Maine Marijuana Legalization Effort

Scott Gagnon, of the group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, says his group doesn't oppose legalization on moral grounds, but out of health concerns and the potential for increased access to marijuana by kids. And he says a recent vote to defeat a ...

Group to unveil Maine marijuana legalization plan

WCSH-TV: AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A group that wants to legalize recreational marijuana use in Maine is set to present a draft of its plan at the Maine State House. Legalize Maine said it will hold its event at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. The group wants Maine ...

Group pushes for statewide pot referendum

Marijuana-legalization advocates are beginning their push to put a referendum question in front of voters in 2016. "These will be competing measures and we will win," said Paul McCarrier, president of Legalize Maine, a newly-formed political action committee that's pushing to legalize and tax marijuana in Maine. The group held a press conference in Augusta on Wednesday to lay out its plan to ...

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Patrick Kennedy, Local Officials Rally In Brick Against Marijuana Legalization

Shorebeat: Marijuana legalization is being driven by special interests in hopes of opening a multi billion-dollar market and could lead to more widespread drug use and higher rates of addiction as the drug is more potent than ever before, Brick residents were ...

Don't Forget Why Marijuana Legalization Is Winning

Pacific Standard: When I first started writing about drugs in the mid-'80s—before I got into recovery in 1988—it was almost impossible to imagine an America where four states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana use, 58 percent of Florida mid ...

Marijuana Legalization Is Just a Gateway to Profits

New York Times: On this past election night, the industry celebrated the marijuana wins in two states that set "the stage for hundreds of millions of additional dollars in cannabis commerce and scores of new business opportunities.” It is the fear that legalization ...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911 | The independent student newspaper of Texas State University

Marijuana legalization is growing fast, and the industry is blooming. The only thing that is not progressing with it, and is still seen as the biggest and most unfair issue for the industry, is marijuana banking.

Don't Forget Why Marijuana Legalization Is Winning - Pacific

When I first started writing about drugs in the mid-'80s—before I got into recovery in 1988—it was almost impossible to imagine an America where four states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana use, ...

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