Category Archive: Activism

Enough Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in 10 Michigan Cities, 1 County

Advocates have collected enough signatures to put the legalization of recreational cannabis to a vote this year in 10 Michigan cities as well as a county.  “That state of Michigan is ripe for change,” says Tim Beck, co-founder of the Safer Michigan Coalition, the organization behind the initiative drives. Oak Park, Hazel Park, Utica, Lapeer, …

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Oklahoma Activists Plan Cannabis Legalization Rally and Lobby Day at State Capitol

Advocates of cannabis legalization will gather at the Oklahoma State Capitol tomorrow at 9 A.M. to begin a full day of rallying and lobbying, in an effort to change strict anti-cannabis laws in the state, and to encourage legislators to support Senate Bill  2116 (a measure recently filed to legalize recreational cannabis for those over …

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Alaskans To Vote On Cannabis Legalization This August

Residents of the State of Alaska will be voting on cannabis legalization this year.  This morning, the Alaska Division of Elections announced that more than 31,593 valid signatures have been submitted for the legalization initiative run by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, confirming it will have a spot on the ballot in the next election. Campaigners …

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Proposal to Protect Medical Cannabis Filed in Washington

A legislative proposal to protect medical cannabis patients and collectives in Washington has been filed in the state’s House of Representatives, according to the nonprofit organization Sensible Washington. Under the proposed law – House Bill 2233 – medical cannabis patients would finally receive defined arrest protection, as would medical cannabis collectives who receive a simple …

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End Marijuana Prohibition Demonstration in Phoenix Arizona

By Steve Muratore, Safer Arizona Cannabis activists working to put the Safer Arizona citizens initiative, to legalize marijuana possession and use, on the 2014 general election ballot will gather at the Arizona State Capitol for an “End Marijuana Prohibition Demonstration,” on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 9 am until 11 am.

Alaska Advocates Submit Enough Signatures to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote This August

An organization aiming to put a cannabis legalization initiative on this August’s ballot in Alaska has submitted more than 46,000 signatures to the state’s election office today; 30,000 are required to put the proposal to a vote. “It’s clear that Alaskans are eager to have an opportunity to express their displeasure with the current system …

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Campaigners Near 1 Million Signature Mark for Florida Medical Cannabis Initiative

Campaigners have gathered nearly 1 million signatures for an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in the State of Florida, according to Ben Pollara, Campaign Director for United for Care, the nonprofit organization behind the proposal. The organization has until February 1st to submit roughly 683,000 signatures from registered Florida voters. If the initiative – which …

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Advocates in Florida Gather Enough Signatures to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

The nonprofit organization United for Care has garnered enough signatures to put their medical cannabis legalization initiative to a vote of the people in 2014. In total, roughly 800,000 signatures have been collected, with 683,149 required to put the initiative to a vote. However, given that some of those 800,000 signatures may not be valid (from …

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Alaska to Vote on Cannabis Legalization in 2014

In a step that puts Alaska on track to be the 3rd state in the U.S. to legalize cannabis, advocates have garnered enough signatures to put the issue to a vote of the people in 2014. According to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, the organization behind the initiative, they’ve collected just under 45,000 (44,845) signatures from Alaska …

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Cannabis Philanthropist Peter Lewis Passes Away

Peter Lewis, Chairman of Progressive insurance, has passed away today at the age of 80. Lewis was found in his home in Coconut Grove, Florida. Peter Lewis is known within the cannabis community as one of the movements largest donors – in the past couple decades he’s donated millions of his own dollars to bring …

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Budweiser Sponsors All Day Concert to Benefit Medical Cannabis Legalization


In a rare move for a company which sells alcoholic beverages, Budweiser sponsored an all-day concert yesterday – donating portions of their beer sales – to benefit Arkansas for Compassionate Care, a nonprofit organization working to put a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year – a similar initiative was narrowly defeated, …

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Kansas Billboard Campaign Launched To Support Marijuana Legalization

By Johnny Green, The marijuana activist organization ‘Fire It Up Kansas’ is back in the headlines, announcing that they are launching a billboard campaign to push for legalizing marijuana. The first billboard is being placed near the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, and more are expected to pop up soon. Currently under Kansas law, …

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Cannabis Possession Legalized in Lansing, Michigan, Decriminalized in Ferndale, Jackson

The voters of Lansing, Michigan (the state’s capital) have approve an initiative to legalize the possession, use and transfer of up to an ounce of cannabis, and the voters of Ferndale and Jackson have both approved initiatives decriminalizing cannabis possession, reducing the charge from an arrestable offense, to a simple ticket. The Lansing initiative, as …

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Voters In Portland, Maine, Legalize Cannabis

In a huge victory for the cannabis reform movement, the voters of Portland, Maine, have approved an initiative (Question 1) to legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis. The proposal passed with roughly 70% of the vote. Once this initiative takes effect, Portland’s cannabis policies will become one of the most lenient …

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Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization On The Ballot Today

By Phillip Smith, State and local elections Tuesday will see voters in Colorado, three Michigan cities, and Portland, Maine, deciding on marijuana policy reform questions. In Colorado, voters will decide whether to approve taxation of the legal marijuana industry, while in Michigan and Portland, voters will decide on decriminalization and legalization, respectively. In Colorado, Proposition …

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