Legalization

New Poll Says Most Florida Voters Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, October, 27th 2016 by THCFinder

We’re now just two weeks away from the November 8th election. And this year, nine statewide cannabis initiatives are on the ballot. One of these is Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician.

In 2014, a similar measure, also put forth by the group United for Care, failed to pass into law despite receiving over 50% of the vote. This year’s initiative also requires 60% of voter support to pass.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/74-florida-support-legalizing-medical-cannabis/


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Oregon Counties Vote on Legalization…Again

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, October, 26th 2016 by THCFinder

On Saturday I was able to attend a Lift The Ban rally and fundraiser put on by the Oregon Cannabis Business Council (OCBC) with all proceeds going to the Vote Yes on 24-404 and 24-405 Campaign’s political action committee (PAC).  The event was held at Gildamesh Brewing in Salem, Oregon, just minutes away from our state capital.

While many people go under the assumption that all of Oregon’s counties will be able to continue to have legal cannabis businesses and sales, this simply is not the case as evidenced by the number of ballots that will have these 2 measures on them.  Marion county is one of those counties.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/oregon-counties-vote-legalization/


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NORML: Marijuana is here to stay

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, October, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

America’s real-world experiment with regulating marijuana has been a success.

Twenty-six states now regulate the plant’s therapeutic use, and four states and Washington, D.C., authorize its use and sale to all adults.

Contrary to the fears of some, these policy changes are not associated with increased marijuana use or access by adolescents, or with adverse effects on traffic safety or in the workplace. Marijuana regulations are also associated with less opioid abuse and mortality. In jurisdictions where this retail market is taxed, sales revenue has greatly exceededinitial expectations.

Read More:http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/10/23/national-organization-for-the-reform-of-marijuana-laws-editorials-debates/92645928/


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California’s Prop 64 Supported by Coalition of Public Leaders

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, October, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder

An impressive and diverse coalition of community leaders and lawmakers came together yesterday for a press conference in San Francisco that highlighted the reasons they believe voters should approve Proposition 64 next month.

“This is as broad based a coalition as we’ve ever seen on this issue”, said California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. “This the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition.”

If passed into law on November 8th, Prop 64 would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for everyone – tourists included – 21 and older. The personal cultivation of up to six cannabis plants would also be legalized, as would a regulated system of cannabis retail outlets.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/california-prop-64-supported-public-leaders/


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Scottish National Party Supports Marijuana Decriminalization

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, October, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

The Scottish National Party (SNP) met recently for their annual conference. While many topics were discussed, their discussion regarding medical marijuana is turning heads.

SNP stated they support the decriminalization of marijuana for medical use, says a report from the Independent, a UK news organization.

Conference attendees heard a speech from Laura Brenna-Whitefield that brought many of the issues surrounding the use of medical marijuana to light.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/scottish-national-party-supports-marijuana-decriminalization/


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Election 2016: How Legalization Became a Sure Thing In California

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, October, 17th 2016 by THCFinder

In America, it’s generally unwise to bet against the billionaires. And in California, the billionaires are behind legalization—in a big way.

The rich and powerful are pouring money into Prop. 64, the ballot measure that would legalize small amounts of cannabis for adults 21 and over in the nation’s most populous state—the home of the biggest and most sophisticated cannabis industry on the planet.

With just over a month to go before Election Day, pro-legalization forces had recorded more than $18 million in campaign contributions, according to the most recent campaign finance records, swamping the paltry $2.4 million raised by the prohibition set.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/election-2016-how-legalization-became-a-sure-thing-in-california/


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