Legalization of Cannabis Pending in Nine States

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NEW YORK: Americans are more open minded about legalizations of Cannabis than ever before. A recent Gallup poll shows that about 60% of Americans support legal cannabis use. The surprising parts about this poll is the rising support for cannabis reform across all age groups. Take this into perspective and now you have nine states Read the full article…

Justin Trudeau And The Cannabis Factory

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CANADA: At a former Hershey’s chocolate factory just outside Ottawa a company called Tweed now produces a rather different confection: marijuana for Canada’s tightly regulated medical market. Under the gaze of surveillance cameras, scientists in lab coats concoct new cannabis-based blends in near-sterile conditions. A repurposed candy mixer does the blending. Only in the growing rooms Read the full article…

Previously Undecided, House Speaker Shap Smith Now Favors Legalization

House Speaker Shap Smith now he says he'll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session.

VERMONT:  Backers of a plan to legalize marijuana in Vermont have received some significant legislative support from House Speaker Shap Smith. For more than a year, Smith has been undecided about this issue but now he says he’ll work to pass a legalization bill in the 2016 session. For months, Smith has taken a “wait and see” Read the full article…

Stoners Rejoice: Full-On Weed Legalization Is Heading For California Ballots

The big daddy of legalization proponents, ReformCA, part of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), says it will have its ballot initiative ready to file with the state attorney general within weeks.

CALIFORNIA: There’s been mad talk about finally legalizing recreational marijuana in the great state of California. Well, this is the one you’ve all been waiting for: The big daddy of legalization proponents, ReformCA, part of the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR), says it will have its ballot initiative ready to file with the state attorney general Read the full article…

First Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Set For 2016, Advocates Say

“Voters will have the opportunity to end marijuana prohibition next year and replace it with a policy that actually makes sense,” Mason Tvert, communications director for the group, said in a statement.

NEVADA: Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016. Nevada state lawmakers had until Saturday to take action on the ballot measure, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use, but adjourned on Friday without voting on it, the Marijuana Policy Project notes in a statement. As a Read the full article…

Top Conservatives Are Totally Confused By Marijuana Politics

"I thought it was a bad idea," Bush said, "but states ought to have that right to do it. I would have voted 'no' if I was in Colorado."

MARYLAND: When pressed at an annual conference for conservative activists this week about their stances on marijuana legalization, several members of the Republican Party said that although they personally oppose legalizing the drug, they support states’ rights to do so. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Fox News’ Sean Hannity asked Read the full article…

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Proposals – And A Potential Race To The Ballot – In The Works For 2016

“Almost every person who is charged with a misdemeanor possession of a small amount of marijuana and/or misdemeanor of marijuana paraphernalia only is having their case reduced from a misdemeanor to a summary offense at city court,” says Nightingale.

MICHIGAN: Two separate — and potentially competing — groups are laying the groundwork for 2016 ballot proposals that would seek to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in Michigan. Jeffrey Hank, an attorney who spearheaded a still-pending legalization effort in East Lansing last year, filed paperwork with the state on Tuesday to form the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Read the full article…

Kamala Harris Speaks Out On ‘Inevitability’ Of Marijuana Legalization In California

“We're watching it happen right before our eyes in Colorado and Washington. I don't think it’s gonna take too long to figure this out,” Harris said. “I think there's a certain inevitability about it."

CALIFORNIA: California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she is “not opposed” to legalizing marijuana, but stopped short of endorsing efforts to do so in the Golden State. With legal recreational marijuana use fully underway in Colorado and Washington — and similar programs on the horizon in Alaska, Oregon and Washington, D.C. –advocates are hoping to bring a Read the full article…

Arizona Lawmaker Plans Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Republican lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016.

ARIZONA:  An Arizona lawmaker plans to introduce a proposal next year to legalize recreational marijuana before a similar proposal could get decided by voters in 2016. Republican Rep. Ethan Orr of Tucson aims to convince fellow conservatives that a voter-approved measure is nearly impossible to change once it is approved and not the way to set Read the full article…

Montana Marijuana Advocates Push Back Initiative Plans

Legalization advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections.

MONTANA:   Marijuana legalization advocates are dropping their efforts to put a voter initiative on the ballot this year amending the Montana Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug, an organizer said Tuesday. Instead, the advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections. That might give the measure a better chance, with a broader segment Read the full article…