The Michigan-based Committee to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol received a boost in support after the Feb 9. 2018, deadline to challenge the group’s petition signatures for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state passed without any objection from opposing organizations.
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A poll commissioned by the prohibitionist group Smart Approaches to Marijuana has accidentally shown how wildly unpopular cannabis prohibition is in the United States.
DENVER, Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to a recent report by anti-legalization organ SAM that attempts to claim that states that provide legal cannabis have failed to comply with the Cole Memo.
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) rebuked false claims made by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) that critical medical marijuana protections were stripped from Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation.
Earlier this week, on May 20, 2015, a group Maine legislators came together to discuss an important issue: legalizing recreational marijuana.
With the start of the New Year, many actors in our political system like to sit back, reflect on the past year and then obfuscate the facts in favor of something more pleasing to entrenched interests.
Peter Thiel, venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal, is considering a multimillion dollar investment in Seattle-based private equity firm, Privateer Holdings, according to CNBC.
Earlier this year we reported that teen drug use has been shown to decline as marijuana laws become more liberalized.
The path to marijuana legalization looks clear in Maine—but is it? Fifteen years ago, Maine voters approved medical marijuana legalization.
The 2014 midterm elections have been a huge victory for the cannabis industry. All of the states that passed cannabis reform did so with well over 50 percent, even Florida’s failed Amendment 2 got 58 percent of the vote.
Smart Approaches to Marijuana was created in part by Patrick Kennedy, a former Rhode Island congressman known for being son of Ted Kennedy and for crashing his car into a Capitol Hill barricade in 2006. In an article from The Nation, Kennedy railed against marijuana in the name of improving mental health.
Prospects are starting to look dicey for Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize marijuana in Alaska. Smart Alternatives to Marijuana, the brainchild of legalization foe Kevin Sabet, has seized the advantage, and polls are now running 49 to 44 percent against, a shift from the 55 percent approval rate in early 2014.
Legalization seems to be losing ground in Alaska, where, in the latest Public Policy Poll, 49 percent of those polled said they would vote “No” on legalization, with 44 percent saying “Yes” and 8 percent “Not sure.”
As a marijuana resource site, Leafly allows users to review strains of marijuana; part of the review process allows users to select medical conditions and symptoms they believe a strain can treat, as well as allowing them to add their own medical conditions and symptoms they believe are treatable with specific strains.