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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 ...
How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a

- 5 days ago @ washingtonpost.com: That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brookings Institution, discussing the international impact of the move toward marijuana legalization at the state-level in the U.S. Laws passed in Colorado and Washington, with other states ...

Marijuana legalization could have far-reaching effects

- 4 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: KHQ.com  - The international community is keeping a close eye on Washington and Colorado. That's because the two states legalizing and regulating marijuana have put a strain on international drug policy.

Council Will Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Bill

- 3 days ago @ dcist.com: The bill, the “Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013,” aims to not only legalize marijuana, but also establish taxation and regulation infrastructure for marijuana production and sale in D.C. With this bill, marijuana would be taxed and ...

Council Will Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Bill Next Week

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: On Thursday, October 30. [ more › ]

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The marijuana legalization pitch for people who don't actually want to smoke it

PORTLAND — The Yes on 91 office here, a rented suite on the second floor of a drab professional building by the convention center, is full of moms. They're staging a press conference in favor of Oregon's ballot measure to legalize marijuana — a ...

Oregon, Alaska, D.C. next to vote on legal marijuana

The national debate over legalized marijuana will come into new focus in early November, as two states and the District of Columbia will let voters decide on legalization measures similar to those approved in Colorado and Washington state.

Marijuana Legalization: Doctors Argue War on Pot Has ‘No Footing in Reality’

Marijuana legalization, either for medicinal or recreational use, is attracting lots of allies lately that formerly would not have been thought to side with pot. Law enforcement agents and government officials are starting to come around about the damaging effects …

Tanana Youths Speak Out Against Sexual Assault, Marijuana Legalization

The Tanana 4-H club returned to the Elders and Youth Conference Tuesday, following up on their emotional presentation at last year’s conference. The group’s message is still the same: they don’t always feel safe or cared for and they want that to change, but now they’re also taking a stand against marijuana legalization. Download Audio

Morgan, Sheriff Gualtieri debate over legalizing marijuana

WFLA: With less than two weeks left before Election Day, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist are scheduled to meet for their final debate tonight in Jacksonville.The one-hour debate, sponsored by CNN and held at WJXT studios in Jacksonville ...

Oregon marijuana legalization opponent admits he was wrong about children deaths

A spokesman for the campaign opposing the legalization of marijuana in Oregon admitted Wednesday that he wrongly said at a Portland debate that five children had died in Colorado after accidentally eating marijuana-laced products.

Oregon marijuana legalization opponent admits he was wrong about children

Dr. Ron Schwerzler, who caused an uproar at a Tuesday night debate on marijuana legalization when he claimed that five Colorado children died after consuming the drug, on Wednesday retracted his statement and acknowledged he was wrong. "I really ...

Legalization advocates say third time's the charm for Alaska

Both those for and against this November's Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol, say things have changed since Alaska's last ballot measure on the issue, in 2004, and its first, in 2000. What they differ on is how, exactly.

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IN COLORADO AND WASHINGTON..

How marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington is making the world a

That was the take-home message of an event today at the Brookings Institution, discussing the international impact of the move toward marijuana legalization at the state-level in the U.S. Laws passed in Colorado and Washington, with other states ...

Marijuana Laws Put U.S. in Violation of International Treaties

By Kara Mason - Marijuana's legalization in Colorado and Washington has put the U.S. in violation of multiple international treaties for the past two years. And with Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., possibly following suit, it could be bad news for the U.S. on the international stage, says a new Brookings Institution report.

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Mainers look to Colorado for lessons learned on marijuana legalization

WCSH-TV: While marijuana remains illegal in Maine and federally, there is a growing movement to legalize the drug for recreational use. Voters in Washington and Colorado have already approved measures legalizing marijuana, and residents of Alaska, Oregon and ...

On marijuana legalization plans, the District should slow down

Washington Post: MOST VOTES have yet to be cast in the District's referendum on legalizing marijuana, but the D.C. Council is already making plans on how to regulate sales. The premature move is in keeping with the heedless rush to put the city's imprimatur on use of a ...

Council Will Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Bill

DCist.com: The bill, the “Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Act of 2013,” aims to not only legalize marijuana, but also establish taxation and regulation infrastructure for marijuana production and sale in D.C. With this bill, marijuana would be taxed and ...

Marijuana legalization in Oregon: PSU and KATU to sponsor televised debate

The only televised statewide debate on marijuana legalization will be held Tuesday at Portland State University. The hourlong debate begins at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln Performance Hall, room 175, 1620 S.W. Park Ave. The debate will be shown live on ...

Council Will Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Bill Next Week

On Thursday, October 30. [ more › ]

Washington Post Says Vote 'No' On Marijuana Legalization, Cites

washington dc marijuana legalization Mainstream media as a whole has not been very friendly to marijuana reform. For many decades, mainstream media took a very biased stance towards marijuana, perpetuating false ...

Third Community In Maine To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

portland maine marijuana legalization 2014 is going to be a big year for marijuana reform at the ballot box. Many national organizations were telling activists to hold off til 2016 because it's a presidential election year. But that ...

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Could Elections Put Uruguay's Marijuana Legalization in Jeopardy?

The Daily Chronic: The reform is being followed closely across Latin America where the legalization or decriminalization of some narcotics is increasingly viewed as a better way to end the violence spawned by drug trafficking than the U.S.-led “war on drugs”. But first ...

Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire Keeps Growing

The Weed Blog (blog): new hampshire medical marijuana A new poll is out in New Hampshire which found growing support for marijuana legalization. New Hampshire is one of the leading states on my radar to legalize marijuana via the legislature between now and 2016. The poll ...

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

CBS Local: TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Activists took to the steps of the New Jersey Statehouse on Sunday to push for the legalization of marijuana. Several speakers called for reforms to drug sentencing laws, which activists claim unfairly target minorities.

Bunny Wailer Talks Marijuana Legalization In Jamaica l

Rastafarians have been prosecuted for a century in Jamaica for their use of Marijuana , known locally as ganja. But now prominent Rastafarians like legendary reggae singer Bunny Wailer are gearing up for the ...

Majority Support For Marijuana Legalization In Alberta

While roughly half of Albertans claim to have never tried marijuana , a majority of the province's residents are in favour of legalization , a new Insights West poll has found.

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Latest bids to legalize marijuana cause split

Press Herald: In these two cities and in communities across the state, there is a growing realization that legalized recreational use of marijuana is on its way and that the state might as well regulate and tax the drug, according to advocates who led the charge to ...

Latest bids to legalize marijuana cause split

In these two cities and in communities across the state, there is a growing realization that legalized recreational use of marijuana is on its way and that the state might as well regulate and tax the drug, according to advocates who led the charge to ...

Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief Wants To Legalize Marijuana | The

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval endorsed the legalization of marijuana last week, saying it should be regulated and taxed, with revenues used to fund treatment programs for harder drugs.

New York Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana | The Weed Blog

New York Senator Liz Krueger will introduce a bill seeking to legalize marijuana for general use in New York state, she said on Sunday, hoping the recent passage of medical marijuana laws will help give the bill momentum.

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North Texans March In Support Of Legalized Marijuana

CBS Local: McAlister also argued that weed can be taxed and regulated. The group says their primary focus now is supporting the medical use of marijuana in Texas. Demonstrators believe once that is accomplished they can begin to push towards the full legalization ...

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New poll finds marijuana legalization enjoys strong support in Delaware, a

Legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use enjoys 56 percent support in Delaware, while just 39 percent oppose legalization, according to a new poll from the University of Delaware's Center for Political Communication. And the breakdown was the ...

U.S. attorney general ‘cautiously optimistic’ about legalizing marijuana

The sale and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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