There Are More Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Than GOP Presidential Candidates

Here is the list of 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Not counting initiatives for industrial hemp or non-plant medical marijuana or low-THC cannabidiol oil, there are at least* 20 efforts going on in 8 states nationwide to legalize medical and recreational access to cannabis in 2016. As of this week, there are 16 Republican candidates running for president in 2016. Arizona Arizonans for Mindful Read the full article…

House Rejects Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The Cannabis Creative Conference, to be held in Portland, is an event  given from the cannabis industry for cannabis businesses.

MAINE:  The Maine House of Representatives has rejected a bill that seeks to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state. The Democratic-controlled House voted, 98-45, against the bill on Monday. It will now be considered by the Republican-controlled Senate but is not expected to pass there either. The bill would allow people ages 21 Read the full article…

GOP Hopefuls Criticize Obama Marijuana Policy But Hedge On Their Own

Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws .

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Read the full article…

GOP Congressman: Republicans Should Embrace Marijuana Legalization

Under the District’s convoluted layer of federal oversight, the next Congress will have at least a month to decide whether to disapprove those measures.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The federal courthouse in right-leaning Orange County, Calif., is named after former president and Republican Party icon Ronald Reagan. Countless drug cases prosecuted in that building can be traced back to an expanded war on drugs under the 40th president, who once called marijuana “probably the most dangerous drug.” The Republican congressman Read the full article…

Legalization Advocate Says Marijuana ‘Literally Saved My Life’

In this 2009 photo, Kevin "KK" Forss sits behind three years' worth of medicine bottles accumulated as he was being treated for a ruptured disc in his neck. Forss says he was able to stop using many of the medicines after he started to smoke marijuana.

MINNESOTA:  Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss. “I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.” Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana. The events Read the full article…

Legalization Advocate Says Marijuana ‘Literally Saved My Life’

In this 2009 photo, Kevin "KK" Forss sits behind three years' worth of medicine bottles accumulated as he was being treated for a ruptured disc in his neck. Forss says he was able to stop using many of the medicines after he started to smoke marijuana.

MINNESOTA:  Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes has nothing to do with a liberal agenda, says Kevin “KK” Forss. “I’m a born-again Christian. I’m a veteran. I’m a Republican,” said the Cloquet man. “It isn’t liberal; it’s about people who are suffering.” Forss, now 47, never imagined himself as an advocate for legalized marijuana. The events Read the full article…