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…

Alcohol Wholesalers Pushing For Recreational Marijuana Initiative

If the 2016 ballot to legalize marijuana is approved, wholesale alcohol distributors would have the exclusive right to distribute marijuana for the first 18 months of the industry’s existence.

NEVADA:  Alcohol wholesalers play a crucial role in providing the Las Vegas economy with an important lubricant — and they have the political clout to match. Now, many of those same companies are angling for a piece of what could be Nevada’s next big vice — recreational marijuana. The 2016 ballot will feature a measure Read the full article…

Pot Web Site Puts $1 Million Into Possible California Initiative

A popular marijuana dispensary mapping website has contributed $1 million to a campaign committee for a possible November 2016 pot legalization ballot measure.

CALIFORNIA:  A popular marijuana dispensary mapping website has contributed $1 million to a campaign committee for a possible November 2016 pot legalization ballot measure. Irvine-based Weedmaps Media, LLC, which runs Weedmaps.com, put the money into the company-sponsored “Californians for Sensible Reform” to support a possible 2016 initiative. What that measure will be remains unclear. Earlier Read the full article…

Dispensaries Shake Up Chances For Marijuana Legalization In Arizona In 2016

The chances of a successful marijuana-legalization initiative in Arizona for 2016 appear to have diminished due to fighting among two competing political groups.

ARIZONA:  The chances of a successful marijuana-legalization initiative in Arizona for 2016 appear to have diminished due to fighting among two competing political groups. As we reported on March 27, the Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona was surprised by the sudden launch of a competing 2016 campaign by their chairperson, Dr. Gina Berman. A leaked Read the full article…

California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign

A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.

CALIFORNIA:  A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire. “This is an initiative to bring back hash bars all over California, all over the beaches and then beyond,” a man in the video said. “This is an initiative to help fund education Read the full article…