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Proponents of California’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative Have Raised Over $11 Million

Proponents of California’s Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older have raised $11.5 million in support for their proposal, according to state data. The initiative’s biggest donor is former Facebook President Sean Parker at $2,303,965, followed by Drug Policy Action at $1.75 million, the New Approach PAC at $1,500,000, Weedmaps at $750,000 …

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New Poll Finds 57% of Alaska Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

Less than a month before Alaska voters decide the fate of Ballot Measure 2, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis, a new Ivan Moore Research poll has found that a majority is in support of the initiative. According to the poll, 57.2% of Alaska voters support the initiative to legalize cannabis, with just 38.7% opposed. …

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Oregon’s Largest Newspaper Endorses Cannabis Legalization Initiative Measure 91

The Oregonian, Oregon’s largest newspaper, has officially endorsed Measure 91, a proposal on this November’s ballot which would legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older. “Measure 91, far from revolutionary, would simply allow Oregon adults to obtain something they may obtain now, but without having to stroll through a “medical” loophole or drive over …

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Over $1 Million Raised in Effort to Legalize Cannabis in Oregon

New Approach Oregon, the organization behind the initiative to legalize cannabis in Oregon which recently qualified for this November’s ballot, has raised over $1 million in their effort to get the initiative passed into law, according to state finance reports. Philip Harvey, a resident of Washington, D.C., was the largest individual contributor, giving $150,000 to …

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Oregon Officially Qualifies for November Ballot

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the State of Oregon has officially qualified for this November’s general election ballot, according to New Approach Oregon, the group behind the proposal. The group submitted over 145,000 signatures in June, well more than the 87,000 required, and the state has now verified that enough of the signatures were …

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Campaign to Legalize Cannabis in DC Submits Signatures to Place Initiative on November Ballot

The DC Cannabis Campaign submitted over 58,000 signatures this morning to put their cannabis legalization initiative to a vote of the people this November, well more than the roughly 26,000 required. Today marked the deadline for when the signatures could be submitted. Under the proposed initiative, the possession, use and transfer of up to two …

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More Than Twice the Neccessary Signatures Collected to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in D.C

Advocates of Washington D.C. Initiative 71, a proposal to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and older, have collected nearly 60,000 signatures, well more than the 22,600 needed to put their proposal to a vote this November, according to the D.C. Cannabis Campaign, the group behind the initiative. If put to a vote – as it …

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Alaska Cannabis Legalization Initiative Officially Placed on Ballot, to be Voted on in August

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Alaska voters will have the opportunity this August to legalize recreational cannabis. Alaska Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell has formally certified that a petition campaign to put cannabis legalization to a vote of the people has gathered more than 36,000 valid signatures from registered voters, nearly 6,000 more than legally required to qualify. Certification from Treadwell …

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Citizens Initiative Underway to Legalize Cannabis in the European Union

A citizens initiative to legalize cannabis in the European Union is underway, with advocates needing to collect 1 million signatures from 7 member states within a 12 month period. Advocates of the initiative – which was approved by the government in November – officially began their signature gathering campaign this week. If advocates are successful …

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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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