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Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis Filed in South Dakota

An initiative to legalize the medical use of cannabis has been filed with South Dakota’s Secretary of State, the first step towards getting the proposal on next year’s November ballot. The proposal would allow patients who receive a registration card with the Department of Health to possess up to three ounces of cannabis, and to …

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Poll: 67% of Likely Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

A new poll released this week by the University of North Florida has found that a large majority of Florida voters favor Amendment 2, an initiative to make medical cannabis a constitutional right in the state, which is being voted on next month. The survey of 471 likely voters asked the following question; “Amendment 2 …

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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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Arkansas Attorney General Approves Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

On Thursday Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel gave approval to the 2016 Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis put forth by the group Arkansas for Compassionate Care. McDaniel’s approval leads the way for the group to begin collecting signatures, roughly 65,000 of which are required to put the proposal to a …

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Over 75,000 Signatures Collected for Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Advocates of an Oklahoma initiative to legalize cannabis for medical purposes have collected over 75,000 signatures in roughly a month to place their proposal to a vote this November, almost half of the 156,000 required. The deadline is August 17th. The proposal, which is supported by Senator Constance Johnson and being pushed by the organization …

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New Poll: Florida Republicans Overwhelmingly Favor Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A new poll released by the Miami Herald and commissioned by the state Republican Party has found that 78% of Florida voters that reside in Republican-controlled Senate districts favor the legalization of medical cannabis, a move they’ll have the opportunity to vote on this November through a citizens initiative put forth by the organization United …

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Campaigners Near 1 Million Signature Mark for Florida Medical Cannabis Initiative

Campaigners have gathered nearly 1 million signatures for an initiative to legalize medical cannabis in the State of Florida, according to Ben Pollara, Campaign Director for United for Care, the nonprofit organization behind the proposal. The organization has until February 1st to submit roughly 683,000 signatures from registered Florida voters. If the initiative – which …

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Advocates in Florida Gather Enough Signatures to Put Medical Cannabis Legalization to a Vote

The nonprofit organization United for Care has garnered enough signatures to put their medical cannabis legalization initiative to a vote of the people in 2014. In total, roughly 800,000 signatures have been collected, with¬†683,149 required to put the initiative to a vote. However, given that some of those 800,000 signatures may not be valid (from …

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Budweiser Sponsors All Day Concert to Benefit Medical Cannabis Legalization

In a rare move for a company which sells alcoholic beverages, Budweiser sponsored an all-day concert yesterday – donating portions of their beer sales – to benefit Arkansas for Compassionate Care, a nonprofit organization working to put a medical cannabis legalization initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year – a similar initiative was narrowly defeated, …

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Advocates Gather Over 200,000 Signatures for Florida Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

United for Care, a nonprofit organization – led by John Morgan, a former Obama fundraiser – which is working to legalize medicinal cannabis in the State of Florida through the initiative process, has officially garnered over 200,000 signatures to place their initiative on the 2014 ballot, in barely over 3 months of gathering.

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