Tag: legalization

Study: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduction in Crime, Drug and Alcohol Use

The legalization of marijuana is associated with a reduction in crime, as well as drug and alcohol use, according to a new study published by the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. “First-pass evidence is provided that the legalization of the cannabis market across US states is inducing a crime drop”, states the study’s abstract. “We …

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Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved by Legislature, Sent to Governor

Vermont’s full legislature has passed a bill to legalize marijuana, making them the first in U.S. history to do so. Senate Bill 22, which has now been approved by both the House of Representatives and Senate, would legalize the possession and use of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older. It …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Being Placed on 2016 General Election Ballot

Republican House Majority Leader Paul Anderson says that an initiative to legalize cannabis won’t receive a vote by Friday, meaning it will be officially placed on the 2016 general election ballot. Initiative Petition 1 would legalize possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, and would authorize state-licensed cannabis retail outlets to distribute the plant. …

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Survey: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Recreational Cannabis

For the first time in the poll’s 43 years of existence, the Gold Society Survey has found that a majority of Americans support the legalization of recreational cannabis. The survey is considered by many to be the absolute gold standard in public opinion research, and is widely regarded as the single best source of data …

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Report: Legalizing Cannabis Would Create A $35 Billion Industry In The U.S.

A new report released by GreenWave Advisers has detailed a calculated prediction about the future of the legal cannabis industry – and the numbers are huge. According to the report, if cannabis was legalized on a federal level in the United States by the year 2020, the recreational and medical market combined in all 50 …

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New Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis

A new survey of over 450,000 Americans, conducted by the polling firm CivicScience, has found that a strong majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing cannabis. Of those polled, 58% stated they support cannabis legalization, with just 39% opposed, and 7% undecided. The survey asked the following question; “Would you support or oppose a …

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Study: Oregonians to Purchase 1.3 Million Ounces of Cannabis in First Year of Legalization

A new study conducted by ECONorthwest has found that the market for legalized cannabis in Oregon is quite large, and would garner tens of millions of dollars in taxes for the state in the first year. The study, which was commissioned by New Approach Oregon, the group behind an initiative to legalize cannabis which was …

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New Poll Finds 57% of Vermont Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis for Recreational Purposes

A new poll conducted by the Castleton Polling Institute has found that a strong majority of voters in Vermont favor the legalization of recreational cannabis for adults. According to results of the survey, 57.2% of Vermont voters support legalizing cannabis, with just 34.3% opposed; the remaining 8.5% are currently undecided. “People are fed up with …

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New Poll: 90% of Connecticut Voters Support Legal Medical Cannabis

A Quinnipiac University poll released today has found that a drastic majority of Connecticut voters support the legalization of medical cannabis. In fact, the poll found Connecticut to have the highest support for medical cannabis legalization ever recorded in the U.S. by a professionally conducted poll. According to the poll, 90% of voters in Connecticut support making medical cannabis legal, …

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New National Survey: 69% of Voters More Likely to Vote if Cannabis Legalization is on the Ballot

Results of the newest George Washington University Battleground Poll, released this week, have found voters are much more likely to turn out at the polls if cannabis legalization is on the ballot. From March 16th to March 20th, pollsters surveyed 1,000 registered, likely voters across the U.S. from every demographic. Participants were asked a variety …

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