High Hopes For Legalizing Marijuana In Maine

The Portland vote comes as attitudes toward legalizing marijuana are rapidly changing nationwide.

MAINE: Melissa Thomas is a 38-year-old interior designer for a local paint company. She has a 5-year-old son, and she is engaged to be married. She shows up to work on time, and belongs to a book club and mothers groups. She pays her bills and is closing on the purchase of a house in South Read the full article…

Marijuana Has Been Mentioned In 1,730 Pieces Of State Legislation This Year

Marijuana legislation abounds, as of Sept. 22, 2013.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: While Washington and Colorado work out how to regulate marijuana sales, at least 11 other states are considering legalizing it for recreational use, according to an analysis from Thomson Reuters’ WestlawNext.

Marijuana Has Been Mentioned In 1,730 Pieces Of State Legislation This Year

Marijuana legislation abounds, as of Sept. 22, 2013.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: While Washington and Colorado work out how to regulate marijuana sales, at least 11 other states are considering legalizing it for recreational use, according to an analysis from Thomson Reuters’ WestlawNext.

In California: New Effort To Legalize Marijuana And Hemp

Industrial hemp is the central part of our bill. We believe that we should have been using hemp for paper a long time ago instead of cutting down all the trees, which is what we have been doing for the last 60 years.

CALIFORNIA: Though California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana with the passage of Proposition 215 in 1996, voters have had a harder time agreeing on whether recreational use of the drug should be allowed.

New Poll Finds Strong Backing To Legalize, Tax Marijuana In Texas

What's more surprising is the majority support on the question of outright legalization and regulation, as Colorado and Washington voters approved. The Texas poll shows 58 percent support for that but also a higher percentage of opponents, at 38 percent.

TEXAS: The pendulum has really swung out there in Texas on the questions of medical marijuana and treating possession of the weed as a fine-only, civil offense. A new poll released today by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project found comfortable majority support and nearly a nearly 2-1 margin on both questions.

New Poll Finds Strong Backing To Legalize, Tax Marijuana In Texas

Austin City Council will consider a resolution supporting medical marijuana in Texas.

TEXAS: The pendulum has really swung out there in Texas on the questions of medical marijuana and treating possession of the weed as a fine-only, civil offense. A new poll released today by the advocacy group Marijuana Policy Project found comfortable majority support and nearly a nearly 2-1 margin on both questions.