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Quinnipiac Poll Finds 93% of U.S. Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana

A new Quinnipiac University Poll has found that the vast majority of American voters believe that marijuana should be legal, and that the federal government should respect states’ rights. According to the poll, an overwhelming 93% of U.S. voters believe that marijuana should be legal for medical purposes. A strong, though obviously smaller majority (59%) …

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World’s Largest Cannabis Policy Group (MPP) Endorses Gary Johnson for President

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the largest cannabis policy group in the world, has officially endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for president of the United States. Johnson is the former governor of New Mexico (1995 – 2003). “Of the three presidential candidates who will appear on the ballot in all 50 states and D.C., Gary Johnson …

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MPP Updates Cannabis Scorecard for Presidential Candidates, Includes Third-Party Nominees

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s largest cannabis policy organization, has released their updated presidential candidate voter guide for the general election, which now includes third-party candidates. The full guide can be found by clicking here. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, who was nominated Sunday by the Libertarian Party, and physician Jill Stein, the …

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The Top 10 Cannabis Policy Victories of 2015

By Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving substantial victories in 2016, which is slated to be the most successful year in …

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Oregon: Legal Cannabis Sales Begin Tomorrow

Legal cannabis sales are set to begin in Oregon tomorrow, October 1st, making it the third state in the nation to allow such sales. Adults 21 years of age and older will be able to legally purchase up to a quarter-ounce of cannabis and up to four cannabis seedlings from certain medical cannabis dispensaries. This …

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World’s Largest Cannabis Organization Names ‘Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers’

Earlier this week the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released its annual list of the “Top 50 Most Influential Marijuana Consumers” in the United States, with President Barack Obama topping the list. The list is available below and by clicking here. “About one out of every two Americans has used marijuana, including a whole lot of …

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Massachusetts Legalization Campaign to be Led by Former Assistant Attorney General

Cannabis Becomes Legal Tonight

The Massachusetts Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced Wednesday that former assistant attorney general Will Luzier will lead the campaign in support of a 2016 ballot initiative to end cannabis prohibition in Massachusetts. In addition to serving as assistant attorney general of Massachusetts, Luzier served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Interagency Council on …

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Nation’s Largest Cannabis Policy Organization Launches Voter Guide to 2016 Presidential Race

Rand Paul earns the top spot on the list of 22 presidential hopefuls graded by the Marijuana Policy Project; Chris Christie and Rick Santorum receive lowest grades The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s largest organization working to change cannabis laws, has launched a voter guide to the 2016 presidential race, detailing the candidates’ positions …

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Happy 4/20!

We at TheJointBlog would like to tell all of our readers – and anyone else who may have stumbled upon this article – Happy 4/20! This 4/20, we encourage you to keep a few things in mind: Progress! Huge advancements in the cause to end cannabis prohibition have been made since the last 4/20. These …

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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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