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Maine Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Officially Placed on November Ballot as Question 1

A Maine initiative that would legalize the recreational use of cannabis for everyone 21 and older has been officially placed on this November’s election ballot as Question 1, according to Secretary of State Matt Dunlap According to Dunlap, the following is the exact questioning that will appear on the ballot this November 8th; “Do you …

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Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative Being Voted On in Two Days

The Ohio cannabis legalization initiative Issue 3 will be voted on in just two days, on Tuesday, November 3rd. The proposal would legalize the possession, private cultivate and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for those 21 and older. If passed into law, Ohio would become the fifth state in the U.S. to have legal recreational cannabis. …

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California NAACP Files Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

An initiative to legalize the recreational use, cultivation and distribution of cannabis has been filed in California by the state’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The initiative would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, while allowing them to cultivate …

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2016 Cannabis Legalization Initiatives: An Overview

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Marijuana is going to be part of the political conversation between now and Election Day 2016. Support for legalization is now consistently polling above 50% nationwide, four states and DC have already voted to legalize it, and activists at least ten states are doing their best to make it an issue …

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Weedmaps.com Donates $1 Million to California Legalization Campaign

Weedmaps.com, a website that connects people with medical cannabis dispensaries and doctors, has contributed $1 million to a campaign looking to place a recreational cannabis legalization initiative on the 2016 general election ballot. The money, donated by Weedmaps Media, LLC (formed in 2008), was given to Californians for Sensible Reform. It’s unclear exactly what the …

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Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Filed in Arizona

An initiative to legalize cannabis, titled the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, was filed today in Arizona. The proposal was filed with the Arizona Secretary of State by representatives of the Marijuana Policy Project, Safer Arizona and Arizona’s cannabis business community.  “It was a long and deliberative drafting process involving a diverse group of …

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Ohio: Advocates Begin Collecting Signatures on Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

ResponsibleOhio, a group attempting to put an initiative to legalize cannabis on this year’s general election ballot, has officially starting collecting signatures for their proposal. The group is required to submit 305,591 signatures from registered voters by July 1st, with the signatures gathered from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties; in each of the …

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Ohio Ballot Board Approves Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

The Ohio Ballot Board has given approval to an initiative to legalize cannabis, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures towards putting the proposal on the 2015 general election ballot. The initiative was approved last week by the state’s Secretary of State. The initiative, put forth by ResponsibleOhio, would legalize the possession of up …

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Nevada Voters to Decide on Legalizing Cannabis in 2016

By NORML LAS VEGAS, NV — Nevada voters will decide next November on ballot language that seeks to regulate the licensed production and retail sale of cannabis to adults. Lawmakers had until late last week to act on the initiative petition, filed by the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), but failed to do so – thus …

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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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