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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 ...
Judiciary Committee examines marijuana legalization

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on bills to legalize marijuana and improve regulations on the sale and distribution of medical marijuana.

They're next: Alaska fumes over marijuana legalization

- 2 days ago @ washingtontimes.com: Colorado has been a test case for marijuana legalization in recent months. Yes, it could prove to be an economic boom. But voters already have remorse over the legislation: Recent polling from Quinnipiac University reveals that majorities are not eager ...

Marijuana advocates seek legalization ballot proposals in 12 Michigan

- 2 days ago @ mlive.com: Members of Safer Michigan, an organization advocating marijuana legalization, submitted petitions to have a proposal appear on ballots in Oak Park and Hazel Park Tuesday. The proposed laws would make it legal for adults over 21 to possess up to an ...

Christie Rejects Marijuana Legalization: ‘Never, As Long As I’m Governor’

- 2 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejected calls to legalize marijuana, dismissing claims of “inevitable” legalization and prospective tax benefits, Christie said he would “never” legalize the substance as long as he is governor.

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'Yes': Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Says Marijuana Should Be Legalized

When asked about legalizing marijuana, many folks in the political spotlight will skirt around the issue. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 94, is getting a little old for that. When asked by National Public Radio ’s Scott Simon about federal marijuana legalization, Stevens replied with a simple affirmation:

Vermont House OKs legal marijuana study

The Senate, meanwhile, struggled to come up with a standard to determine when a driver is drug impaired.

Justice John Paul Stevens: Marijuana should be legalized

MSNBC: Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said Thursday he believes the federal government should legalize marijuana. In an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, the former justice said that marijuana should be made legal due to the ...

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens Backs Legalized Pot

The marijuana-legalization movement gained a new friend in a high place Thursday when retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said the federal government should allow American adults to possess pot.

Vermont House supports studying pot legalization

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House on Thursday passed a measure calling for a study of marijuana legalization, while a Senate committee struggled to find a standard to determine when a driver is impaired by drugs. If the Senate and Gov. Peter Shumlin agree, the legalization study ...

Iowa Senate Passes Marijuana Oil Legalization Bill

KCRG: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Senate has passed a bill legalizing the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy. The measure, passed 36 to 12, goes to the House. It allows the medical use of oil derived from the cannabis plant as a last ...

Is there really a majority in favor of marijuana legalization?

Gallup's just-released poll showing a majority of Americans support the drug's legalization isn't quite true – at least not yet Ever feel like you're experiencing deja vu? I'm sure it's happened to those of you who have smoked cannabis – you know, grass, marijuana, or, as the cool kids might say, weed. And while I'm not personally smoking the stuff, I get the same feeling when talking about ...

Police in Detroit, Ferndale continue to snub local marijuana legalization attempts

MLive.com: Oak Park marijuana.jpg Debra Young, center, representing Safer Oak Park and Safer Hazel Park Coalition and campaign manager for Andrew Cissell, right, holds over 1,600 petitions, with Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan coalition, at the Oak ...

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Christie Slams Marijuana Legalization & Colorado: 'Never, As Long As I'm

CBS Local: TRENTON, N.J. (CBS4) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejected any efforts to legalize marijuana, dismissing claims of “inevitable” legalization already in place in Colorado and Washington state. He rejected any prospective tax or revenue benefits ...

Christie Slams Marijuana Legalization & Colorado: ‘Never, As Long As I’m Governor’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rejected any efforts to legalize marijuana, dismissing claims of “inevitable” legalization already in place in Colorado.

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Hearings Today at State House

The Daily Chronic: Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states where lawmakers are considering marijuana legalization, and Bay State voters have long favored marijuana reform in polls and at the voting booth. In 2008, Massachusetts voters approved ballot Question ...

Animal cruelty, marijuana legalization and criminal sentencing on

MassLive.com: William Brownsberger, has said he approves of legalizing marijuana. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and supporters of animal welfare also will hold a media availability outside the hearing room at 1 p.m. to make the case for the Protecting Animal ...

Marijuana legalization ballot campaign prepares for Saginaw kickoff

The Saginaw News: DeWeese said he supports efforts to decriminalize marijuana in Saginaw and elsewhere, including the campaign to place a voter referendum on November's ballot to legalize small amounts of the drug citywide. (Mark Tower | MLive.com). Print · Mark Tower ...

Alaska Marijuana Legalization Vote Postponed Until November

The Daily Chronic: If enacted by voters this November, the ballot measure would legalize the adult possession of up to one ounce of cannabis as well as the cultivation of up to six-plants (three flowering) for personal consumption. It would also allow for the ...

Marijuana legalization advocates rally at Minnesota State Capitol (w/ video)

St. Paul, MN (CNN) - Hundreds of people rallied at the Minnesota State Capitol Wednesday to call for the legalization of marijuana. Not everyone thinks it's a good idea for the state.

Judiciary Committee examines marijuana legalization

The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on bills to legalize marijuana and improve regulations on the sale and distribution of medical marijuana.

Colorado Enjoys Marijuana Legalization [FEATURE] - Stop

Legal marijuana sales began in Colorado on January 1, and now, just a few months in, Denver already appears to be well-placed to claim the title of America's cannabis capital. This past weekend, tens of thousands of people ...

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An Ohio Newspaper Just Accidentally Ended the Legalize Marijuana Debate

PolicyMic: This is kind of awkward. While attempting to summarize the m arijuana prohibition debate following full-scale legalization in Colorado and Washington, Ohio's Dayton City Paper accidentally proved how it's almost absurd to even call this a "debate." One ...

Pro-marijuana 4/20 events face backlash from legalization skeptics

The Denver Post: A national anti-marijuana group has met with Obama administration officials to encourage the federal government to reverse legalization in Colorado and Washington. Meanwhile, on Monday, a Colorado group concerned about the impacts of legalization on ...

North Texans Debate Pros & Cons Of Legalizing Marijuana

A pro-marijuana legalization group named Progress Texas has put up a billboard in support of its cause. Some people may call it a "sign of the times," after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado two years ago.

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