Fears Of Marijuana ‘Monopoly’ In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

The referendum on the ballot this November to legalize recreational and medical marijuana proposal is drawing some unusual opposition from residents who generally support legalization.

OHIO:  Yellow Springs is a small college town in Ohio that has more than one head shop and a lot of tie-dye and hemp. Many would consider it ground zero for likely supporters of the referendum on the ballot this November that could make Ohio the fifth state to legalize recreational and medical marijuana. But the proposal Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved By Michigan Board

Shaw, who in 1997 opened one of the first legal cannabis dispensaries in the US, received a lifetime achievement award at the confab, for her work as an activist in legalizing medical marijuana

MICHIGAN:  Michigan would legalize the use of marijuana for recreational use under two proposed initiatives for which advocates will soon begin collecting voter signatures. The Board of State Canvassers approved the form of the petitions on Thursday. Two advocacy groups need about 253,000 valid signatures each to put the bills before the Republican-led Legislature. The measures would Read the full article…

How Will Presidential Politics Affect 2016 Push For Pot Legalization?

"If she has to find herself running against a conservative Republican in 2016, I am fearful, from my own view here, that she is going to tack more to the middle. And the middle in this issue tends to tack more to the conservative side."

Advocates expect another major push for marijuana legalization in 2016, a strategy that is likely to force presidential candidates to take a position on the drug. Some wonder if their efforts will be tripped up if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee. CNN’s Dan Merica takes a look at presidential politics and the Read the full article…