Illinoisans Can Suggest New Diseases For Marijuana Program

The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in January and July.

ILLINOIS: Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit suggestions during January. The Illinois Department of Public Health will accept petitions starting Jan. 1 and continuing through the month. The program allows people to suggest new diseases for the program twice annually, in Read the full article…

Hundreds Show Up For Marijuana Forum In Dayton, Ohio, Lots Of Questions

Interest in legalizing pot has steadily increased over the last several decades, and a 330-plus overflow town hall forum crowd — some holding signs in support —was testament Wednesday night.

OHIO: At night for a town hall forum on the marijuana issue facing Ohio voters this fall and one thing was clear — there are a lot of questions. On Nov. 3, Ohioans will decide whether marijuana, once cultivated in the U.S. but made completely illegal in 1970, will again grow in Ohio. Interest in Read the full article…

Pro-Pot Group Drops Ballot Campaign To Allow Marijuana In Denver Bars

“We believe in the language we put forward and that adults who consume cannabis deserve the same freedoms to congregate and socialize as those who consume alcohol,” Mr. Tvert said. “We were persuaded, however, by members of the political and business communities, who requested participation in this process. We look forward to working with them to find a solution amenable to all parties.”

COLORADO: A pro-marijuana group is withdrawing its ballot measure to allow pot in Denver bars and plans to work instead with the city council and the business community on devising a law on social use in commercial establishments. Mason Tvert, who led the successful 2012 campaign permitting recreational marijuana use for adults, said in a press release Thursday 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…

Gov. Rick Snyder Objects To Saginaw’s Marijuana Decriminalization Ballot Initiative

The language is inaccurate because it is does not inform the voters that the proposed amendment conflicts with state law or that state law will control regardless of whether the proposed amendment is adopted," Snyder wrote

MICHIGAN:  In a little more than two months, voters in the city of Saginaw will get the chance to vote on a marijuana decriminalization measure. The question was placed on the November general election ballot through a citizen-led petition process. But high ranking officials in Michigan’s state government, including both Attorney General Bill Schuette and Read the full article…

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

"Charlotte is doing great," says Figi, who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to testify at a legislative hearing. "She's two years in to treatment. I would have brought her here, but she can't leave Colorado."

FLORIDA:  Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte’s Web offers hope to Read the full article…

Florida Bill Would Allow Medical Marijuana For Child Seizures

"Charlotte is doing great," says Figi, who was in Tallahassee, Fla., to testify at a legislative hearing. "She's two years in to treatment. I would have brought her here, but she can't leave Colorado."

FLORIDA:  Florida may soon become the latest state to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana. Advocates there are gathering signatures to put a medical marijuana referendum on the fall ballot. But Florida’s Legislature may act sooner to allow residents access to a particular type of marijuana. Advocates say the strain called Charlotte’s Web offers hope to Read the full article…

Napa Valley, CA Medical Marijuana Backers Say They're Closer To Goal

So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures — 10 percent of the city’s registered voters — needed by the Jan. 16 deadline.

CALIFORNIA:  Volunteers are collecting signatures in front of the Napa County Library and other public venues this week in the hope of overturning the City Council’s December decision to scrap its medical marijuana ordinance. So far, the grassroots effort reports having collected about 3,000 signatures of registered city voters since late December, with 3,850 signatures Read the full article…

Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana

Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen to both sides Thursday.

FLORIDA:   The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year. Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen Read the full article…

Fla. Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Medical Marijuana

Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen to both sides Thursday.

FLORIDA:   The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether a proposed constitutional amendment to allow marijuana use for medical reasons should be on the ballot next year. Attorney General Pam Bondi, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz want the court to keep the initiative off the ballot. The justices will listen Read the full article…