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Legislation Introduced in Congress to Legalize Marijuana Like Alcohol at Federal Level

Companion bills filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and create a federal regulatory process for states that choose to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adult use. Legislation was introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday that would end marijuana …

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The 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Cannabis Next

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Here’s a look at the 5 states most likely to legalize cannabis next. Four states, including California, the nation’s most populous, voted to legalize marijuana on November 8. That doubles the number of legal states to eight (plus the District of Columbia), and more than quadruples the number of people living …

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Poll: More Than Six In Ten Connecticut Voters Say Legalize Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML More than six out of ten Connecticut voters favor legalizing marijuana use by adults, according to statewide polling conducted by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-three percent of respondents said that they favored permitting adults to legally possess personal use quantities of cannabis. Only 34 percent of voters opposed this idea.

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New York Times Endorses Initiatives to Legalize Cannabis in Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C.

On Sunday the New York Times, through an article by their Editorial Board, officially endorsed initiatives to legalize cannabis in Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C., all three of which will be voted on this November 4th. “In 2012, Washington State and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. This November, voters in Alaska, Oregon and the District of …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in South Portland, Maine, to be on November Ballot

South Portland has certified an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the city after verifying that at least 959 of the over 1,500 signatures submitted were valid (from registered South Portland voters). The proposal will now be discussed by the City Council (on August 4th), who can either approve the bill directly into law, or …

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Wisconsin County Votes in Favor of Legalizing Cannabis

Voters in Dane County, Wisconsin have approved an advisory referendum which urges the state to legalize recreational cannabis. The referendum was approved with 64.5% of the vote. Dane County, which has a population of roughly half a million, is the second-most populous county in Wisconsin. A poll released last year by Marquette University Law School found that 50% …

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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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Latest Poll Shows Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in Alaska Winning This August

Alaska’s Annual Caucus Statewide Issues Poll, released by the state’s House of Representatives, has found that 52% of voters plan to vote in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis this August. The question was asked; “One ballot measure would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska. It would also set terms for the regulation, taxation, and …

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Proposal Announced to Legalize Cannabis in New Jersey

New Jersey Senator Nicholas Scutari has announced that he will hold a press conference at the State House Monday in order to formally introduce a new proposal to legalize recreational cannabis. “We’re not delusional about how simple the effort [will] be,” says Senator Scutari. “But I think from a standpoint of moving this state and this …

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Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Announced in Florida

Florida State Representative Randolph Bracy has announced that he will soon be filing legislation to legalize recreational cannabis. According to Bracy, Senator Dwight Bullard will be filing a companion bill in the Senate. In bringing forth the issue of legalization, Bracy homes to raise concerns surrounding the injustices of cannabis prohibition, such as the disproportionate effect it …

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