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Poll Shows a Record 65 Percent of Washington D.C. Voters Sup...

The Huffington Post reported that voters seem ready to make marijuana legal in the nation’s capital, according to a new poll that puts support for Initiative 71 at 65 percent. On November 4, Washington, D.C. voters will make their decision on Initiative 71, which would legalize adult marijuana use, possession of up to two o...

Poll: Younger Voters Say Marijuana Is Less Destructive Than ...

Younger voters overwhelmingly agree that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, according to the findings of a Rare.us/Gravis Marketing poll released yesterday....

Candidate For Illinois Governor Would Have Vetoed Medical Ma...

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner announced earlier this week that, if he had been in office, he would have vetoed Illinois’ new law, which allows seriously ill patients access to medical cannabis. Rauner also said he preferred a system that would make business licenses available only to the high...

Complaint Filed Seeking to Force York to Include Marijuana B...

The Marijuana Policy Project filed a complaint Wednesday in the York County Superior Court calling for a temporary injunction that would require the York Board of Selectmen to place the query of recreational marijuana on the November ballot, according to the Portland Press Herald. The board of selectman has twice refused to...

DC Voters Ready to Approve Marijuana Legalization

A NBC4/Washington Post/Marist poll of DC voters released today revealed strong support for Initiative 71, which would legalize adult possession and limited cultivation of marijuana in the District. The survey showed 65% support for the initiative amongst likely voters, only 33% were opposed and 2% undecided. The polling dat...

Rally for Medical Marijuana Bill Held at Pennsylvania Capito...

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol from their summer recess Monday, while medical marijuana supporters rallied for Senate Bill 1182, or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act. This bill would allow doctors to recommend extracted oil, edible products, ointments, and other marijuana-based products to patien...

Marijuana Policy Project Launches ‘Consume Responsibly’ Camp...

As reported by The Washington Post, the Marijuana Policy Project, in partnership with marijuana industry leader Medbox, Inc., is now launching a $75,000 public education campaign to counter what communications director, Mason Tvert, describes as decades of “exaggeration, fear mongering, and condescension.” The campaign will...

Sen. Krueger Supports Prospect of Legal Marijuana in New Yor...

According to the Huffington Post, the state of New York may see the regulation and taxation of marijuana for legal recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act during the next legislative session, which begins in January. Sen. Krueger’s bill would a...

Grease Pot Parody: Steve Berke-style

Adding to his ever-growing series of pro-cannabis law reform song parody videos, as well as in support of his home state’s current efforts to pass a medical cannabis initiative, comedian and Miami Beach political gadfly Steve Berke has just released a new pro-pot parody based on the famous movie of the 1970s ‘Gr...

NFL Players Association Approves Terms of New Drug Policy Al...

According to The Denver Post, late Friday, the NFLPA unanimously approved the terms of a new drug policy that includes the implementation of testing for Human Growth Hormone — a performance enhancing drug — as well as an increase in the threshold for testing positive for marijuana. The agreement with the NFL and NFLPA opens...

The Importance of Getting Stoners to Vote on Nov. 4

Legalization Initiatives on the 2014 Ballot As we approach the midterm elections this November 4th, it is important that everyone understand the right to vote is both a privilege and a responsibility of citizenship that should not be overlooked. Not only do we have federal, state and local candidates on the ballot, but even...

NORML PAC Endorses Paul Zuckerberg for DC Attorney General

NORML PAC has endorsed long-time marijuana law reform supporter Paul Zuckerberg in his campaign to become the first elected Attorney General for the District of Columbia. “DC’s unfair drug policies ruined lives, burdening thousands of young people with criminal records, and kept law enforcement from focusing their tim...

Help End Marijuana Prohibition In Rhode Island

Rhode Island’s next legislative session begins in January, so it’s important that we continue to build support for taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol. If you are a Rhode Island resident, please join us at these upcoming events to learn how you can help end marijuana prohibition in 2015. Cannabis Caucus, 8 p.m., Th...

Madison Police Chief Urges End To Marijuana Prohibition

In an interview last week, Madison, Wisconsin Police Chief Mike Koval called marijuana prohibition a failure and advocated regulating and taxing the substance in order to pay for treatment programs that focus on more dangerous drugs. The comments came during an interview with the State Journal Wednesday about data showing A...

Marijuana Policy Clear Winner In New Hampshire Primary Elect...

Tuesday’s primary election in New Hampshire produced remarkably positive results for those of us who care about reforming the state’s marijuana laws. The New Hampshire Senate has been the biggest roadblock facing reformers since the House first approved a decriminalization bill in 2008. This year, with four out of 24 senato...

Members of Community Groups Congratulate Philadelphia Mayor ...

According to The Philadelphia Tribune, members of the Institute for the Development of African American Youth (IDAAY), as well as other organizations, congratulated Mayor Michael Nutter for agreeing to sign a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Philadelphia. Archye Lealock, IDAAY’s executive director, and others c...

Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Medical Marijuana

Eighty-seven percent of Ohio voters think that people should be able to use marijuana as medicine, although nearly all of the currently elected state officials, including Gov. John Kasich, disagree. However, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, some of the candidates running in November’s election — Ed FitzGerald (D), Davi...

CO Retail Pot Sales Surpassed Medical for the First Time in ...

Retail marijuana purchasers in July outspent medical cannabis buyers for the first time since the launch of Colorado's adult-use market 9 months ago.

Coloradans Still Support Legal Marijuana Sales Poll Finds

Since Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012, and after the historic first sales of recreational marijuana began in January 2014, a majority of state residents still support legal marijuana sales. According to the Huffington Post, a new NBC News/Marist Poll demonstrates that 55 percent of adult Colorado residents bac...

Workers’ Compensation to Cover Medical Marijuana in New Mexi...

According to the Courthouse News Service, medical marijuana recommended by a physician for an injured patient’s pain must be paid for by the patient’s employer and insurer, the New Mexico Court of Appeals ruled. Despite marijuana’s federal classification as a controlled substance, the court concluded that New Mexico law gra...

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