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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 ...
Why I Support Marijuana Legalization And Regulation

- 5 days ago @ theweedblog.com: marijuana prohibition legalization regulation I had an interesting talk with an anti-marijuana fan recently. The person, unaware of my blog or frequency of marijuana consumption, asked me how I felt about Oregon Measure 91, which would legalize and ...

Alaska, Oregon, and DC: A Marijuana Legalization Trifecta in 2014?

- 5 days ago @ thedailychronic.net: For the marijuana reform movement, 2014 is a chance for a legalization trifecta on the way to an even bigger year in 2016, but there is also the risk that losing in one or more states this year could take the momentum out of a movement that has been on ...

Marijuana Legalization Campaign Reserves Huge Media Buy

- 4 days ago @ wweek.com: Today, New Approach Oregon, the campaign behind Measure 91, which would legalize marijuana, filed the second biggest transaction in ORESTAR history, a $2.23 million account payable to Media Analysis, a Portland firm that buys television ad time for ...

Marijuana legalization takes center stage in Salem

- 3 days ago @ statesmanjournal.com: Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis debate whether Oregonians should legalize recreational marijuana during a Salem City Club debate at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Proponents look to expand marijuana legalization in November

Fox News: Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state. The legalization question is coming before voters in ...

No D.C. gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

NEW YORK — While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.

Speaker sees parallels in pot, gay marriage support

'Remarkable movement' in public opinion. As support grows to legalize recreational use and retail sales of marijuana, one observes sees parallels with the acceptance of rights of same-sex couples to marry. Andrew Sullivan, a self-professed conservative blogger and author, is an advocate of both. “This is a remarkable ...

Legalizing marijuana will be bad for kids: Guest opinion

The majority of Oregon voters have already said "no" to marijuana legalization with a similar measure in 2012. No matter how you write a new measure, marijuana harms our kids, puts dangerous "high on pot" drivers on our highways and is still a ...

Worlds Collide as Eureka Rotary Hosts Meeting on Cannabis Legalization

Lost Coast Outpost: Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey addresses the Eureka Rotary with a panel that included DA-elect Maggie Fleming and Harbor Commissioner/cannabis PAC organizer Richard Marks. It's one thing when a community meeting about marijuana happens ...

Washington Post Editorial Board Says "No" to Legalized Marijuana for DC

In an editorial Monday, the Post comes down harshly against Initiative No. 71 appearing on DC voters' ballots this November: “But the rush to legalize marijuana gives us — and we hope voters — serious pause. Marijuana, as proponents of legalization ...

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic — the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana.

NY State Senator Looks to Legalize Marijuana for General Use

Ms. Krueger, a Democrat representing Manhattan for more than a decade, said that in the legislative session beginning in January, she will fight for a bill modeled partly on cannabis legalization laws that recently went into effect in Washington and ...

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Campaign to legalize marijuana in DC selects new slogans for November vote

Washington Post: The campaign to legalize marijuana in the nation's capital has settled on its slogans for D.C. voters. The two lines were not tested with focus groups or polled for impact, but campaign chairman Adam Eidinger said he is confident that organizers have ...

DC voters should reject the rush to legalize marijuana

Washington Post: THE DISTRICT'S law decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana went into effect only in July, but already voters are being asked to take the even more far-reaching step of legalizing the drug. We supported the elimination of harsh criminal penalties ...

Police chief: Legalize marijuana, use tax revenue to fund drug treatment

The cause has not advanced as far in Wisconsin, though, where the drug remains completely illegal. State Rep. Melissa Sargent, D-Madison, introduced a bill to legalize marijuana earlier this year, but the legislation stands little chance of becoming law.

Advocates look to expand pot legalization - VIDEO: Voters split on legalization of marijuana - Full Coverage: Midterm ...

Even more states could vote to legalize marijuana this year, as pro-pot advocates look to capitalize on changing voter attitudes to replicate their recent successes in Colorado and Washington state.

Campaign to legalize marijuana in D.C. selects new slogans for November vote

One new slogan is ?a nice way of saying ?get the police off our back,?? the campaign chairman says.

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DC's Marijuana Legalization Effort Gets New Slogans

DCist.com: Along with the succinct slogan "legalize," District voters will soon see two other lines in the Cannabis Campaign's effort to get local voters to vote yes on initiative 71, the Post reports: "Vote to refocus police priorities," and "legalization ends ...

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Reserves Huge Media Ad Buy

oregon measure 91 legalization new approach Measure 91, the campaign to regulate, legalize and tax marijuana in Oregon this year has run an organized campaign that has learned lessons from previous successful efforts in Colorado and Washington and ...

Will Alaska, Oregon, And DC All Legalize Marijuana In 2014?

Labor Day has come and gone, and the 2014 election is now less than two months away. Marijuana legalization initiatives are on the ballot in two states — Alaska and Oregon — and the District of Columbia. For the marijuana reform movement, 2014 is a ...

Marijuana legalization takes center stage in Salem

Statesman Journal: Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis debate whether Oregonians should legalize recreational marijuana during a Salem City Club debate at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

D.C.'s Marijuana Legalization Effort Gets New Slogans

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Marijuana Legalization Campaign Reserves Huge Media Buy

Since ORESTAR, the Oregon Secretary of State's electronic campaign finance tracking system, went live in 2006, the largest transaction on record is a $2.5 million contribution from Phillip Morris to a 2007 campaign against a cigarette tax. Today, New Approach Oregon , the campaign behind Measure 91, which would legalize marijuana, filed the second biggest transaction in ORESTAR history, a $2.23 ...

Are cities being racially discriminatory in banning legal marijuana?

The growing number of cities and counties in Washington opting out of Washington's marijuana legalization experiment is eating away at the foundation of Initiative 502, as a Seattle Times editorial in Thursday's paper suggested. The lack of stores in widening swaths of the state perpetuates the blac

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Marijuana Legalization: Could It Create Big Tobacco 2.0?

WebProNews: Back in 2013, when former head of Microsoft corporate strategy Jamen Shivley announced that he was intent on developing an upscale medical marijuana retail concern that he dubbed “the Starbucks of marijuana”, heads turned. Shivley claimed this ...

Ed FitzGerald: Legalize medical marijuana in Ohio

Cincinnati.com: "It's always nice to have candidates for statewide office endorse the legalization of medical marijuana, but I don't see that it's going to make much of a difference now, from what I understand about the state of the gubernatorial race in Ohio ...

FitzGerald: Legalize medical marijuana in Ohio

Cincinnati.com: So FitzGerald's support likely won't be enough for Ohio to change course and join 23 other states that have legalized medical marijuana, said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which supports marijuana legalization. "It's ...

Supporters set to rally in favor of medical marijuana

Michael Gorsegner Posted by: Ashley Arnold Happening Monday, supporters of medical marijuana will take to the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol to rally for a change.  They want to see the Senate vote in favor of a bill that would legalize the use of the drug. ...

Is This the End of Medical Marijuana?

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These states could legalize marijuana in 2014 and beyond

Fusion: Marijuana has been considered an illicit substance in the United States for a century and was outlawed by the federal government in 1937. Yet, in the past decade, support for legalizing pot has steadily climbed; it now stands at 54 percent, according ...

Thes e states could legalize marijuana in 2014 and beyond

Fusion: Marijuana has been considered an illicit substance in the United States for a century and was outlawed by the federal government in 1937. Yet, in the past decade, support for legalizing pot has steadily climbed; it now stands at 54 percent, according ...

Will Alaska, Oregon, And DC All Legalize Marijuana In 2014

Labor Day has come and gone, and the 2014 election is now less than two months away. Marijuana legalization initiatives are on the ballot in two states — Alaska and Oregon — and the District of Columbia. For the marijuana ...

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