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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 ...
Council Will Hold Public Hearing On Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Bill

- 4 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 ...

The future of pot: What marijuana legalization will look like in Wis.

- 3 days ago @ badgerherald.com: Besides problems with implementing the law in Washington state, Colorado and the Republic of Uruguay have been quite successful with their legalization of marijuana. The two jurisdictions have implemented their laws in very different ways. With calls ...

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

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The sale and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

Holder says he is “cautiously optimistic” on legal pot

- 3 days ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: The sale and possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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Alaskans should vote no on marijuana legalization

Alaska Dispatch: The legalization and commercialization of marijuana in Colorado started less than two years ago, and there are a number of problems, consequences, and new financial repercussions associated with the law. They are reporting increased marijuana-related ...

Law school panelists differ on legalization of pot

Florida voters will decide on Amendment 2 in less than two weeks, but it's safe to say that the disagreement over medical marijuana and, more broadly, marijuana legalization will carry on well after Nov. 4.

USMedicalMarijuana.net Reports Substantial Potential Increase in Tax Dollars Due to Marijuana Legalization

USMedicalMarijuana.net reports a potentially substantial increase in tax revenue due to the legalization of marijuana in numerous states on November 4. (PRWeb October 24, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12275222.htm

D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative Receives Major Civil Rights Endorsements

The Weed Blog (blog): washington dc marijuana legalization The Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the D.C. Branch of the National Organization for Women came out in support of marijuana legalization and ...

Leading Opponent of Marijuana Legalization Suggests Pot Contributed to

ThinkProgress: But it has been at the forefront of opposing legalization initiatives, and even a federal initiative to protect medical marijuana distributors that are legal under state law, with former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D) as its spokesperson ...

Sen. Merkley: 'I lean in favor of' legalizing marijuana in Oregon

Oregon's junior senator said that, on balance, he supports a measure on the November ballot that would legalize marijuana in his state. In an interview this week with Talking Points Memo, Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat up for reelection, said that while ...

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: ‘Just say yes’ to making marijuana legal

Fighting the drug wastes a lot of money and ruins lives, writes Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

Pot to Lag Alcohol and Cigarette Use Despite Legalization

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — Retail marijuana industry sales could reach $21 billion by 2020, and combined sales for medical and adult use could total $35 billion once marijuana is legally sold in all states, including the District of Columbia, according to a new study.

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Federal Senator Says He Will Vote 'Yes' On Marijuana Legalization

The Weed Blog (blog): jeff merkley marijuana oregon senator There are a number of United States Representatives that have expressed support for marijuana legalization. What was once considered political suicide (supporting marijuana legalization), is not becoming more and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Marijuana Industry Could Be Worth $35 Billion In 2020, If All States And Feds

Huffington Post: If the federal government doesn't end prohibition and the trajectory of state legalization continues on its current path, with more, but not all, states legalizing marijuana in some form, the industry in 2020 would still be worth $21 billion, GreenWave ...

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 ...

Wonkblog: The presence of marijuana in Michael Brown’s system tells us little about why he died

It's incredibly difficult to test for the effects of marijuana use.

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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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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 ...

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 ...

Will Oregon Legalize Weed In 2014? Jeff Merkley Says Yes To Legalizing Marijuana

Sen. Jeff Merkley plans to vote for marijuana legalization on Election Day in Oregon, Talking Points Memo wrote Thursday. If he does, he would be the first U.S. senator to back legalizing cannabis.

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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 ...

The junk'science' behind the marijuana legalization movement

Washington Post: Already, 23 states allow marijuana to be prescribed for medicinal use, making it easy for proponents for broader legalization, such as the Marijuana Policy Project, to brand the drug as “harmless.” Some go further, calling it “safe” and even “healthy ...

Washington Post Editorial Board Says "No" to Legalized Marijuana

“But the rush to legalize marijuana gives us — and we hope voters — serious pause. Marijuana , as proponents of legalization argue, may or may not be less harmful than alcohol and tobacco, both legal, but it is not harmless.

Washington Post Makes Massive Factual Mistake in Editorial

Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post's editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November.

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