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Initiative Signature Drive to Legalize Cannabis in Nevada Begins Today

Today the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a signature drive for a new initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in the State of Nevada. State Senator Tick Segerblom and former Republican Senate Caucus Executive Director Joe Brezny were the first to sign the petition, during a press conference in Senator Segerblom’s office.

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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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More Than 40 Maine Lawmakers Sign Memo Urging Consideration of Cannabis Legalization

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director On Friday, more than 40 state lawmakers in Maine co-signed a memo authored by State Representative Diane Russell that was delivered to the Appropriations & Financial Affairs Committee. The memo encouraged the committee to keep all options on the table in their upcoming financial deliberations, including potential tax revenue …

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New Bill Filed in Nebraska to Legalize Hemp

Nebraska State Senator Norman Wallman has introduced a new measure, Legislative Bill 1001, that would effectively legalize the cultivation and sales of hemp by removing it from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, where it currently resides as a Schedule 1 drug, classified along with the rest of the cannabis plant. The measure has been referred …

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Oklahoma Activists Plan Cannabis Legalization Rally and Lobby Day at State Capitol

Advocates of cannabis legalization will gather at the Oklahoma State Capitol tomorrow at 9 A.M. to begin a full day of rallying and lobbying, in an effort to change strict anti-cannabis laws in the state, and to encourage legislators to support Senate Bill  2116 (a measure recently filed to legalize recreational cannabis for those over …

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New Poll: Support for Cannabis Legalization Continues to Grow in Colorado

A new poll released today from Quinnipiac University has found that Coloradans continue to support legalization – and that support is only growing. The poll surveyed 1,139 registers Colorado voters, and found that a majority of respondents were generally in favor of cannabis legalization, and specifically Amendment 64 (A64 was the constitutional amendment passed in …

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Alaskans To Vote On Cannabis Legalization This August

Residents of the State of Alaska will be voting on cannabis legalization this year.  This morning, the Alaska Division of Elections announced that more than 31,593 valid signatures have been submitted for the legalization initiative run by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana, confirming it will have a spot on the ballot in the next election. Campaigners …

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New Jersey Senator Announces Legislation to Legalize Cannabis

Support for legalization has been mounting in New Jersey, and according to lawmakers, legislation is forthcoming. State Senator Nicholas Scutari, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has announced plans to introduce a measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational cannabis in N.J. within the next month. Senator Scutari says the measure “will provide us with …

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Uruguay Government Launches Cannabis Cultivation Training Courses

Last December, Uruguay became the first country to legalize the sale of recreational cannabis. Now, in an effort to curb black market trafficking, the country’s National Cannabis Federation has launched cultivation training courses for local citizens interested in learning how to grow their own. Taught by experienced growers, the courses will cover everything from initial …

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New Poll Finds Majority Supports Legalizing Cannabis in Rhode Island, Recognizes Cannabis as Safer Than Alcohol

A new survey released by Public Policy Polling has found that the majority of Rhode Island voters are in favor of legalizing recreational cannabis, and taxing and regulating sales. Conducted January 14-15, the poll posed the question, “In 2012, two states — Colorado and Washington — changed their laws to regulate and tax marijuana similarly …

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