Georgia Voters Split On Recreational Marijuana Legalization

46 percent of respondents said yes, while 45 percent said to make it legal. Another 10 percent said they were not sure.

GEORGIA: Georgia voters are split on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana. The results of our exclusive 11Alive Survey USA poll are in, just as all eyes are on the state of Ohio. Voters there are deciding in Tuesday’s election whether to legalize recreational marijuana. Just 10 or 15 years ago, virtually no one who Read the full article…

The Daily 202: Kentucky Is Latest Battleground In The Marijuana Wars

“There is unequivocal medical evidence … that there are benefits for those with cancer and epilepsy,” said Republican Matt Bevin. “It should be prescribed like any other prescription drug.”

KENTUCKY: Happy Monday morning from Richmond, Ky., where the governor’s race, just one week from tomorrow, is a true toss-up. I’m crisscrossing the state talking to voters and trailing the candidates. During a debate at Eastern Kentucky University last night, some of the biggest fireworks came over whether to allow medical marijuana. “There is unequivocal medical evidence Read the full article…

Ohio Now A Battleground State For Marijuana

"You've got that old saying of: 'As goes Ohio, so goes the nation,'" he said.

OHIO: Four states already allow recreational pot, but approved medical marijuana first. Now, Ohio could make history by legalizing both at the same time, and the pro-marijuana camp is ramping up as the days until the vote are counting down. A new poll finds most Ohioans support legalization, but the campaign is stirring up controversy, reports Read the full article…

Clinton Declines To Take Position On Legalizing Marijuana

Clinton was then asked if she was ready to take a position on marijuana.

"No," she responded.

Hillary Clinton declined to directly weigh in on whether she would support states’ moves to legalize marijuana. Her comment came after Bernie Sanders said he suspected he would support moves by states to legalize marijuana. “I suspect I would vote yes,” Sanders said. “I would vote yes because I am seeing in this country too Read the full article…

Voices: Oregon Legalizes Pot, And Nobody Cares

OLCC protects privacy of retail transactions.

OREGON: What if we legalized marijuana and no one really cared? That’s the overwhelming feeling I get standing inside Zion Cannabis in downtown Portland as customers buy marijuana from the friendly staff  five days after legalized marijuana legislation went into effect Oct. 1. No muss, no fuss. Oregon is the third American state to legalize recreational Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Dispensaries Report Brisk Sales On Opening Day

Legal recreational marijuana sales got underway in Oregon this week with 245 dispensaries eligible to sell the drug. Many shops in Portland, home to more than 100 marijuana dispensaries, saw brisk business Thursday.

OREGON: The line formed at Oregrown before the doors opened at 8 a.m. Thursday and stayed that way until the shop closed nearly 16 hours later. The numbers alone tell the story: More than 1,100 customers came through the downtown Bend shop on Thursday, the first day of legal marijuana sales in Oregon, said Oregrown owner Aviv Hadar. In Read the full article…

Oregon Becomes Third U.S. State To Allow Recreational Marijuana Sales

Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries as a new law took effect.

OREGON: Marijuana sales for recreational use began in Oregon on Thursday as it joined Washington state and Colorado in allowing the sale of a drug that remains illegal under U.S. federal law. Oregon residents 21 years and older can buy up to a quarter-ounce (seven grams) of dried pot at roughly 200 existing medical-use marijuana dispensaries Read the full article…

You Can Now Buy Marijuana Legally In Oregon

Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight.

OREGON: It’s high time! At 12 a.m. on Thursday, it became legal for medical dispensaries across Oregon to sell marijuana, seeds and immature plants to anyone over the age of 21. Excited customers lined up outside dispensaries in Portland, waiting for the clock to strike midnight. One of them was Davia Fleming, 29, the first in line outside Read the full article…

Parties, Discounts To Mark Start Of Pot Sales In Oregon

Pot shops in Oregon that already sell medical marijuana have made big plans for the historic day - and hope there is enough supply to meet what is expected to be a huge demand.

OREGON: Discounts on pot, free food for folks with the munchies and live music will usher in a historic day for Oregon and for marijuana advocates across the country on Thursday, as recreational sales of the drug that is still illegal under federal law begin in the state. Oregon is one of four states that have Read the full article…

Ohio Says Not So Fast On Marijuana Reform Vote

OHIO: Parts of the so-called “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” conflict with state law and may not be enforceable.

OHIO: Local advocates for marijuana liberalization were celebrating Wednesday, the day after their campaign to pass a local ordinance received the endorsement of the Toledo voting public. But their euphoria is tempered by realization that parts of the so-called “Sensible Marihuana Ordinance” conflict with state law and may not be enforceable. “I’m on cloud nine,” said Read the full article…