Tag: Initiative

Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Montana

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis has been filed with Montana’s Secretary of State, the first step in putting the proposal on next year’s general election ballot. Ballot Issue 7 was filed by Anthony Varriana, head of the new organization Cycling for a Sensible Drug Policy, which is promoting the effort. If placed on the …

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Initiative to Decriminalize Cannabis on April 7th Ballot in Wichita, Kansas

An initiative to decriminalize the possession of over an ounce of cannabis is up for a public vote next week on Tuesday, April 7th, in Wichita, Kansas’ largest city. If approved into law, the initiative would decriminalize the possession of up to 32 grams of cannabis for those 21 and older, making it a simple …

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Mississippi

The group Mississippi for Cannabis has filed an initiative with the Mississippi Secretary of State in hopes of putting the legalization of cannabis to a vote of the people in the 2016 presidential election. “Now we are waiting for official approval from the Mississippi Secretary of State, and the Attorney General which will include a …

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Florida: Campaign to Legalize Medical Cannabis Launches First Video Ad

With a little over a month before the election, advocates of Florida’s Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis, have launched their first video ad. Amendment 2 – which is a constitutional amendment – would legalize the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis for those who receive a recommendation from a physician, …

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Poll: 69% of Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

New polling conducted by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research group has found that 69% of Florida voters favor Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis which will be voted on November 4th. The poll found only 28% of voters in the state to be opposed to the initiative, which is a constitutional amendment, meaning …

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Campaign to Legalize Cannabis Launched in Arizona

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has officially launched its campaign to legalize cannabis in the state, with the group planning to put an initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot. “Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Placed on February Ballot in Montrose, Michigan

An initiative to legalize cannabis has been placed on the February ballot in Montrose, Michigan. The proposal, put forth by the Coalition for a Safer Montrose, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. The City of Montrose recently verified that enough valid signatures were submitted to …

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Cannabis Legalization Initiative Placed on November Ballot in Lewiston, Maine

The Lewiston City Council has voted unanimously to put an initiative to legalize cannabis on this November’s ballot. The Council was forced to vote on the issue after the group Citizens for a Safer Maine collected more than enough signatures to put their initiative to a vote, giving the Council the option of either passing …

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Enough Signatures Submitted to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote in York

Activists in York, Maine submitted over 900 signatures yesterday to put their proposal to legalize cannabis to a vote, more than the 640 required. Once the city verifies that enough of the 900-plus signatures are valid (from registered York voters), the proposal will be sent to the City Council, which can either pass it into …

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In 72 Days Alaska, Oregon, D.C. and Several Cities to Vote on Legalization, Florida to Vote on Medical

In a little over 10 weeks, on November 4th, voters in several cities and states will have the opportunity to continue the growing momentum behind the movement to end cannabis prohibition, and they’ll be able to do so in a big way. In Oregon, voters will be deciding the fate of Measure 91, an initiative …

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