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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 ...
Nevada Voters Will Decide On Marijuana Legalization In 2016

- 1 week ago @ theweedblog.com: regulate marijuana like alcohol nevada The 2016 Election is going to be the biggest election in the history of the marijuana reform movement. As many as 16 states (by my count) could be voting on some form of marijuana legalization. One state has ...

Amid Marijuana Legalization Efforts, US Law Schools Offer Pot Courses

- 1 week ago @ ibtimes.com: The subject matter wasn't the product of distraction, but research for another session of “The Business and Law of Marijuana,” the school's first class focused on dissecting the tricky legal and policy issues related to legalized cannabis. Long ...

Nevada First Out of the Gate in 2016 Marijuana Legalization Sweepstakes

- 1 week ago @ alternet.org: Nevada voters will decide next November on ballot language that seeks to regulate the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Lawmakers had until late last week to act on the initiative petition, filed by the Marijuana Policy Project ...

Pot legalization issue on agenda

- 1 week ago @ toledoblade.com: Three competing marijuana legalization efforts have gotten as far as the ballot board since 2013 with the board deciding each time that they represented a single issue for voters. None has followed through to date by filing petitions to qualify for the ...

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Prosecutors warn against easing pot laws

By Andy Metzger State House News Service WORCESTER -- Appearing on a panel before a legislative proponent of marijuana legalization, top prosecutors on Wednesday made impassioned appeals against loosening restrictions on the substance.

Majority of Californians ready to legalize marijuana, new poll confirms

SFGate (blog): A historic new majority of Californians are ready to legalize cannabis, a new poll from Public Policy Institute of California finds. PPIC reports that 55 percent of likely California voters want to replace marijuana prohibition — which has failed ...

Tafts would own marijuana farm

Cincinnati.com: Two scions of the city's storied Taft family have invested in the Butler County property that would serve as one of the 10 marijuana-producing farms should voters legalize marijuana in November. Brothers Woody Taft, a private equity investor, and ...

Arrest Rates Drop Where Weed Is Legal, but Not for Everyone

Advocates and marijuana lovers cheered in 2012 when Colorado and Washington legalized the contentious plant for recreational use, and the rest of the country has watched closely to see how the states’ tax-and-regulate systems would play out in practice. Now, a little more than a year after Colorado’s first marijuana retail stores opened their doors, a report from legalization advocates Drug ...

Marijuana group hits the streets to collect signatures

ResponsibleOhio, the organization aiming to put a marijuana legalization question on the Ohio ballot this November, began collecting signatures around Ohio today, including at two downtown Toledo locations.

Lawmakers Vote Against Medical Marijuana Legalization

TWC News: RALEIGH -- North Carolina lawmakers say the state will not be legalizing medical marijuana anytime soon. After emotional testimony over whether or not medical cannabis should be allowed in North Carolina, there was no debate before the bill was voted ...

Marijuana Legalization Bill In Louisiana Would Give Voters A Say In Legalizing Recreational Pot In 2016

A Louisiana lawmaker wants voters to decide whether the personal use of marijuana should be legal in their state, and he thinks their collective response could be a resounding yes. Rep. Dalton Honore, a Democrat representing Baton Rouge, filed a bill in the House last week that would legalize recreational pot use in Louisiana for adults 21 or older, according to KATC TV-3. It would also set up a ...

N.C. lawmakers sidetrack bid to legalize medical marijuana

WTVD-TV: Advocates say marijuana helps to manage chronic pain, and relatives of injured military veterans spoke to the committee in favor of legalization. Other speakers from Christian organizations argued marijuana's medical benefits haven't been established.

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Marijuana Legalization In North Carolina: Medical Pot Bill Finds Supporters In

North Carolinians are increasingly backing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in their state, momentum that advocates say could signal a turning point for lawmakers who have tried for years to push legal pot through the Legislature, but to no ...

Marijuana Legalization In US: Senate Bill To Legalize Medical Pot Gains

A bill that would legalize medical marijuana at the federal level is making headway in Congress, as more senators add their names to the growing list of co-sponsors. U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., jumped on board Wednesday, and Sen. Dean Heller ...

Marijuana Legalization In North Carolina: Medical Pot Bill Finds Supporters In Republican Army Veterans

North Carolinians are increasingly backing a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in their state, momentum that advocates say could signal a turning point for lawmakers who have tried for years to push legal pot through the Legislature, but to no avail. About 150 people showed up Thursday outside the Statehouse in Raleigh to voice their support for House Bill 78, filed in February, which ...

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Majority of young conservatives lean toward marijuana legalization

RU Daily Targum: In light of the recent legalization of marijuana in Washington, D.C., members of the University are responding to a new study that shows young conservatives are favoring the drug's legalization. A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center shows ...

How Mexican drug cartels are reacting to marijuana legalization in the U.S.

Fusion: Legalization advocates argue that Mexican cartels are taking a hit from the gradual legalization of marijuana in the United States, which has allowed U.S. consumers in a handful of states to purchase domestically grown weed. While some analysts remain ...

Report: Racial Disparities In Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

Not surprisingly, the legalization of marijuana in Colorado has reduced pot arrests, but a newly released study says it doesn't solve one of the central goals of drug-policy reformers: ending racial disparities in enforcement.

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Marijuana Legalization Bill In Louisiana Would Give Voters A Say In Legalizing

In a recent Louisiana State University survey, 79 percent of state residents said they were in favor of some level of marijuana legalization, but that figure dropped to 44 percent when the question was about legalizing pot for strictly recreational use ...

Ohio marijuana-legalization group begins collecting signatures for ballot issue

cleveland.com: ResponsibleOhio on Wednesday announced it was starting to collect signatures toward getting a marijuana-legalization issue on the fall ballot in Ohio. Spokeswoman Lydia Bolander described initial efforts as a "soft launch," with more widespread efforts ...

Maine marijuana legalization 2016 initiative filed

SFGate (blog): Activists in Maine Tuesday filed an initiative to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over, the second such initiative in the liberal Northeast state. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted their ballot language along with the ...

Column: Texas isn't ready for marijuana legalization

UTA The Shorthorn: David Simpson, R-Longview, goes much farther than other marijuana bills currently in the Texas legislature. The bill would legalize both possession and distribution of marijuana. The audacious bill is based on the premise that legalizing marijuana will ...

Committee poised for blunt talk on medical marijuana bill

While public support for marijuana legalization has grown in recent years, legislative potholes stand in the way of a medical marijuana bill that will get a committee hearing Wednesday.

These 8 States Are Likely Next for Marijuana Legalization

NEW YORK ( MainStreet ) — The times, they are a-changin' for marijuana, as longtime prohibition laws risk going up in flames.

Legalizing marijuana raises concerns

A speaker from a statewide anti-drug-abuse organization raised concerns about the nationwide trend toward marijuana legalization and a question that could be on the ballot in Ohio this year in a presentation to a group in Sylvania Monday night.

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ResponsibleOhio's marijuana-legalization effort clears next hurdle toward Ohio

cleveland.com: COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A decision by the Ohio Ballot Board on Friday cleared the way for ResponsibleOhio to start gathering signatures needed to put its marijuana legalization ballot issue before Ohio voters this fall. The amendment to the state ...

Ohio Ballot Board meets Friday on marijuana legalization issue

The Ohio Ballot Board will meet at 2 p.m. Friday at the Statehouse to rule on a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana use for personal and medical purposes. The board, which is chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, will meet in ...

Marijuana legalization amendment moves closer to November ballot

COLUMBUS, Ohio- The Ohio Ballot Board certified an initiative on Friday that puts a marijuana legalization amendment one step closer to the November ballot. The group ResponsibleOhio sponsored the initiative that, if passed, will legalize marijuana for medical and personal use for adults 21 years and older. “The Ballot Board affirmed what we have always […]

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