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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 ...
Halloween Marijuana Legalization Possible: Federal Definition On Trial

- 6 days ago @ Halloween 2014 may be one to remember in regards to marijuana legalization. The big question right now is if legalization (or complete Federal criminalization of the substance) will happen on Halloween. The nationwide marijuana legalization question ...

Leading Opponent of Marijuana Legalization Suggests Pot Contributed to

- 5 days ago @ 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 ...

Alaskans should vote no on marijuana legalization

- 5 days ago @ 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 ...

Uruguay's Historic Marijuana Law At Stake In Presidential Vote

- 4 days ago @ While Brazil’s presidential election may be the big event to watch in Latin America this weekend, next-door neighbor Uruguay also faces a political crossroads in the first round of its presidential vote Sunday. But Uruguayans flocking to the polls will also be implicitly deciding the fate of the country’s historic legalization of marijuana.



Oregon Marijuana Legalization Gets Boost From Cops

Huffington Post: "Treating marijuana as a crime has failed," 30 former police officers, sheriffs, prosecutors and judges write in a letter released Wednesday by Yes on 91, the campaign supporting legalization in Oregon. "Arresting and citing thousands of people in ...

Marijuana Legalization: Feds Raid Denver Growers as Docs Testify Against Federal Laws

Federal agents and local Denver police raided several marijuana grow operations this week. There was not much said, officially, about the raids, other than a statement from James Gothe, DEA group supervisor in Denver. “It’s a very large and successful …

Outlook for states' pot legalization measures goes from solid to shaky

With pot sold openly to any adult who wants it in Colorado and Washington state, marijuana advocates were hoping restrictions in other states would fall like dominoes this election season, opening the way for a push in Congress to change federal drug laws.

GovBeat: Marijuana legalization in Oregon is anyone’s game, poll finds

Tuesday's vote will come down to the wire, recent polls suggest.

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Too Close to Call as Campaigns Enter Final

The Daily Chronic: Merkley is the first U.S. senator to endorse marijuana legalization. “I think folks on both sides of the argument make a good case,” he said, “but I feel on balance that we spend a lot of money on our criminal justice system in the wrong places and I ...

Marijuana legalization proponents take message to the streets

WCSH-TV: Supporters of marijuana legalization in Lewiston have taken their message to the streets to bring more attention to Question 2. "We want to draw attention to the important fact that marijuana is safer than alcohol," explained David Boyer, Maine ...

Oregon, Alaska, DC voters to weigh legal marijuana in November

Reuters: Public opinion on marijuana has shifted sharply in the past several years, and polls indicate more Americans now support legalization than oppose it. Advocates say that, like gay marriage, legal pot is an idea that gains support once people see it in ...

Oregon, Alaska, D.C. voters to weigh legal marijuana in November

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide in the Nov. 4 elections whether to legalize marijuana, pushing closer to the mainstream a notion that was once consigned to the political fringe. Ballot initiatives in Oregon and Alaska would set up a network of regulated pot stores, similar to those already operating in Colorado and ...


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Grow your own marijuana law

SFGate: Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may decide to follow suit. It is nearly certain that marijuana legalization will make it onto the ...

Marijuana legalization supporters look to South Portland, Lewiston for

Bangor Daily News: The national Marijuana Policy Project started its campaign toward a 2016 statewide legalization referendum in Maine last fall, convincing nearly 67 percent of those who voted in Portland, the state's largest city, to approve an ordinance allowing ...

Marijuana Legalization in Alaska Could Mean More Than $7 Million in Tax

Mic: The news: Voters in Alaska have 7 million reasons to legalize marijuana, according to a new report. That's how much money, in tax dollars, the state will bring in if legalization passes, according to the Marijuana Policy Group, a Colorado-based ...

Missouri Marijuana Legalization Advocates Aim For 2016

The Weed Blog (blog): missouri show me cannabis rolla town hall meeting Many people don't know just how hard people are working in Missouri to legalize marijuana. The Show-Me Cannabis campaign team has been working long hours since 2012 to try to educate the public on ...

2014 Oregon election poll: Kitzhaber and Merkley lead; marijuana in tight race; GMO labeling trails

The marijuana legalization measure shows a sharply divided electorate, with 46 percent against, 44 percent in favor.

Marijuana legalization measure in close race in Oregon, new poll shows

A new poll shows that Oregon's marijuana legalization measure is in a closely contested race going into next Tuesday's election.

How Close Is Marijuana Legalization? Closer Than You Think

The legalization of marijuana has been a battle long fought by fans of the plant, recreational users, the informed, and the enlightened. And as the mid-point of the second decade of the 21st century draws near, that battle may finally be coming to an end as more and more states are either decriminalizing marijuana or How Close Is Marijuana Legalization? Closer Than You Think is an article from ...


For Marijuana, a Second Wave of Votes to Legalize

New York Times: Two years after voters in Colorado and Washington State broke the ice as the first states to legalize sales of recreational marijuana to adults, residents of Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., will vote next week on ballot measures patterned on those ...


Uruguay Elections may Affect Legalization of Marijuana

Latin Post: MEAUX, FRANCE - AUGUST 25: A field of legal cannabis plants selected for their low content of THC grows on August 25, 2014 near Meaux, France. Cannabis is the source of hemp, which is used in a variety of applications including insulation, textiles ...

The difference between marijuana decriminalization and legalization in NH

It is important that citizens, voters, press and policymakers understand the critical differences between decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in New Hampshire. Decriminalization Under a policy of “decriminalization,” the possession of a specified small amount of marijuana (most commonly 1 ounce or less) would be classified under state law as a violation – a civil offense punishable ...


Washington 'Pot Czar' Mark Kleiman Endorses Marijuana Legalization In Oregon

Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Mark Kleiman, the Washington state “pot czar” and a leading drug policy expert who has criticized a state-by-state approach to marijuana legalization, came out on Thursday in favor of Oregon's ballot measure to legalize the drug for ...


Beaver Falls family hopes for legalization of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

They'd made the trip to Harrisburg — more than four hours from their home in Beaver Falls — about five times in the past year, to lobby their lawmakers to legalize the medical use of cannabis in Pennsylvania. On that September day, they were joined ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Poll: Support grows for legalizing marijuana in NH | Local News

Support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow in New Hampshire.

New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act during the next legislative session, which begins in ...

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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