Tag: recreational cannabis

Initiative Filed to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in Nevada

An initiative to legalize the recreational use, possession and distribution of cannabis has been filed in Nevada by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana. Advocates will have until November 11th to collect 101,667 valid signatures; if they’re successful, lawmakers will consider the measure during the 2015 session. If lawmakers reject the measure, it would be automatically put to …

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Colorado Makes $3.2 Million in Tax Revenue on Legal Cannabis in February

Legal cannabis sales has earned the State of Colorado over $3 million in tax revenue for the month of February alone. This number represents an increase of roughly $300,000 from the tax revenue earned by the state in January. Of the $3.2 million collected, $1.43 million came from a special 10% sales tax on recreational …

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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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Support for Legalization in Colorado Up Since Start of Recreational Cannabis Sales

New polling conducted by Public Policy Polling has found that support for cannabis legalization is on the raise in Colorado over a year after voters approved Amendment 64, and less than 3 months after the start of recreational cannabis sales. According to the poll, 57% of those in the state support cannabis legalization, with just …

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New Hampshire House Committee Advances Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee has advanced House Bill 492, a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis, to the full House. The proposed law – which passed the House in January but was sent back to committee to rework the bill’s tax system – would legalize the possession of up to an ounce …

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Washington D.C. Board of Elections Approves Initiative to Legalize Cannabis

Washington D.C.’s Board of Elections gave approval today to an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis. The Board will now have 20 days to give the proposal a ballot title and summary. Once this, plus a 10-day public review period is finished, advocates can begin gathering signatures in an attempt to put it to a vote …

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Poll: 87% in Ohio Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

A new Quinnipiac University poll has found that 87% of those in Ohio support the legalization of medical cannabis, with only 11% opposed. The poll also found a majority of the state – 51% to 44% – to be in support of legalizing recreational cannabis. “Ohioans’ views of marijuana are complicated. Twice as many voters …

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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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All Eyes on Florida and Alaska

Although cannabis law reform continues to take place across the country, residents of two states in the U.S. have the opportunity this year to drastically change the landscape in the movement to legalize recreational and medicinal cannabis; Alaska and Florida. In Alaska, voters will have the opportunity this August to legalize cannabis, through a constitutional …

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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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