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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 ...
Rosenberg: 'No appetite' in state Legislature for marijuana legalization

- 2 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: By Gintautas Dumcius State House News Service BOSTON -- The legalization of recreational marijuana is likely headed to the 2016 ballot, with "no appetite" among state lawmakers to handle the issue first, according to Senate President Stanley

Marijuana Legalization Efforts in California Unify for 2016

- 2 months ago @ finance.yahoo.com: Americans For Policy Reform , the group behind the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016 , is pleased to announce a collaboration with the cannabis freedom lawyers behind the California ...

Marijuana legalization becoming a hot topic again in Michigan

- 2 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A controversial topic is heating up once again--the legalization of marijuana in Michigan.

Michigan proposal would legalize recreational marijuana

- 2 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Michigan would legalize the use of marijuana for recreational use under the wording of a proposed ballot initiative submitted Thursday, the first of what could be competing legalization efforts.

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"Mastermind" of Oregon Marijuana Legalization Turns Attention to Missouri

Missourians have been hoping to pass a cannabis legalization measure for decades, but efforts have been on a slow simmer. Maurer founded the organization Show-Me Cannabis in 2010 to advocate for legalization, but afterwards kept his head down while ...

Michigan Greens Endorse MILegalize Marijuana Legalization Initiative Petition

The Weed Blog (blog): michigan marijuana legalization milegalize The Green Party of Michigan (GPMI) has endorsed MILegalize, the more grassroots of two officially approved initiative petitions on legalizing marijuana in Michigan. Michigan Greens chair Chris Silva of East ...

Will Pot Legalization Fix Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests?

GoLocalPDX: Could marijuana legalization herald a movement toward racial justice? In the view of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), yes, July 1 could be the beginning of lower arrest rates for blacks, which are twice as likely as whites to be arrested for ...

Could marijuana legalization come before Wyoming voters next yea - KXLF.com

KXLF Butte News: Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced that he is building an assessment council to weigh costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana in Wyoming. The purpose of the council is to study the effects legalization has had in states like neighboring Colorado.

Could marijuana legalization come before Wyoming voters next yea

KBZK Bozeman News: Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced that he is building an assessment council to weigh costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana in Wyoming. The purpose of the council is to study the effects legalization has had in states like neighboring Colorado.

One Year Of Legal Marijuana Generated $70 Million In Tax Revenue For

Huffington Post: While voters in both states legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, Colorado became the first state -- and first government in the world -- to regulate marijuana production and sales when its first shops opened on Jan. 1, 2014. The first marijuana ...

ResponsibleOhio gets next victory for marijuana legalization

WDTN: COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – In just matter of days, Ohioans could know whether a marijuana amendment will be on the November ballot. About a week, the group ResponsibleOhio turned in its nearly 700,000 signatures to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Could marijuana legalization come before Wyoming voters next year?

KTVQ Billings News: Last week, Gov. Matt Mead announced that he is building an assessment council to weigh costs and benefits of legalizing marijuana in Wyoming. The purpose of the council is to study the effects legalization has had in states like neighboring Colorado.

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Indianapolis Church Has Fight Over Indiana Marijuana Legalization - The Inquisitr

The Inquisitr: The First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis may have some crying, “Holy smoke! Pass the weed!” But although the First Church of Cannabis is all about Indiana marijuana legalization, church founder Bill Levin says no one was actually smoking pot during ...

Church Of Cannabis? Indianapolis Church Has Fight Over Indiana Marijuana

The Inquisitr: The First Church of Cannabis in Indianapolis may have some crying, “Holy smoke! Pass the weed!” But although the First Church of Cannabis is all about Indiana marijuana legalization, church founder Bill Levin says no one was actually smoking pot during ...

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Pot activists cheer ballot move to stop ResponsibleOhio

Cincinnati.com: Just in the past week, the politics of legalizing marijuana in Ohio in 2015 has created strange bedfellows – conservative legislators and longtime marijuana activists who want to stop the initiative of the private group ResponsibleOhio. The Ohio ...

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Marijuana Legalization In Washington Brings In $70M In Tax Revenue, But Tax

Medical Daily: Growers, processors, and retailers often struggle to make ends meet because the government charges a 25 percent excise tax each time the marijuana moves from one link of the chain to the next. Not only does this drive up marijuana costs for everyone, ...

Covington welcomes back Eric Holder, lobbying on banks and legalized

Washington Post: Marijuana legalization in Oregon prompts lobbying: Businesses owners from Oregon, which recently legalized recreational marijuana use, are lobbying Congress to change a federal law that prohibits banks from providing financial services to marijuana ...

Marijuana Legalization in Washington State: One-Year Status Report

As several states consider marijuana legalization initiatives, all eyes are on the initial outcomes of Washington's marijuana law. In 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first two states to pass laws taxing and regulating marijuana. Wednesday will ...

Gen. Assembly Tries to Negate Marijuana Legalization Vote

Your News Now: State lawmakers in Ohio have sent a proposal to the Fall ballot that would ban constitutional monopolies, an effort with the potential to scuttle marijuana legalization in the state. The bill was passed by the Ohio General Assembly last Tuesday night ...

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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Cautious Effort to Legalize Marijuana in California in 2016 - Reason.com

Reason (blog): We see another long-in-the-making social change on the issue of marijuana. A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found 55 percent of likely California voters in favor of legalizing weed for recreational uses. Support for such an ...

Cautious Effort to Legalize Marijuana in California in 2016

Reason (blog): We see another long-in-the-making social change on the issue of marijuana. A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found 55 percent of likely California voters in favor of legalizing weed for recreational uses. Support for such an ...

Traverse City Town Hall For Michigan Marijuana Legalization A Success

The Weed Blog (blog): michigan marijuana legalization traverse city town hall The petition drive to legalize marijuana use for adults in Michigan received a grand sendoff in late June with a rally in the state capital, a fancy dinner for donors in Ann Arbor and a rollicking ...

Marijuana legalization group holding Flint town hall meeting on 2016 ballot langauge

A town hall meeting has been organized in Flint by the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Initiative Committee to get feedback on a possible 2016 statewide ballot proposal to legalize marijuana use.

Cautious Effort to Legalize Marijuana in California in 2016 - Reason

We see another long-in-the-making social change on the issue of marijuana . A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California found 55 percent of likely California voters in favor of legalizing weed for recreational uses.

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