Tag Archives: Marijuana Legalization

Richard Branson

Richard Branson Calls For Marijuana Legalization at New West Summit

Richard Branson Calls For Marijuana Legalization at New West Summit

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, used Skype on Oct. 15, 2016, to tell about 1,000 New West Summit conference goers they should work for marijuana legalization. The summit, tagged “The Future of Cannabis, Now,” was held in downtown San Francisco, according to an Oct. 16, 2016, article at CNET.

Arizona

Colorado Officials Tell Arizona Not to Legalize Marijuana

Two high-profile officials from Colorado, where marijuana is legal, have publicly encouraged Arizona not to go the legalization route. Mayor John Suthers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sgt. Jim Gerhardt of the Thornton, Colo., police department spoke in Phoenix at a Sept. 20, 2016, news conference opposing Arizona’s Proposition 205.

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Alcohol Industry Group Raising Concerns About Pot Legalization

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America recently raised concerns about marijuana legalization, according to a report at Marijuana.com. The revelation of the alcohol industry’s concerns was a minor part of the WikiLeaks release of Democratic National Committee emails suggesting an orchestrated attempt to nominate Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders.

MI Legalize

Michigan Group Argues For Ballot Question on Pot Legalization

MI Legalize is arguing a question about pot legalization should appear on Michigan’s November ballot, despite the state’s claim that some of the group’s petition signatures are out of date, according to an Aug. 7, 2016, article at Michigan Radio. State law requires signatures on petitions for ballot questions to be no older than 180 days, but some on this petition are.

Majority of Massachusetts Voters Oppose Legalizing Marijuana

Massachusetts Ballot Question on Recreational Marijuana Reworded

A ballot question on recreational marijuana in Massachusetts was reworded by the state’s Supreme Judicial Council, but it can still appear on the November ballot. The ballot question, originally titled “Marijuana Legalization,” should be changed to “Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana.”

Mexican Cartels

Legal Pot in the US Is Crippling Mexican Cartels

Marijuana has accounted for nearly half of all total drug arrests in the US for the past 20 years, according to the FBI’s crime statistics. And according to the Department of Justice (DOJ), a large portion of the US illegal drug market is controlled directly by Mexican cartels.

Florida

Florida Making Moves for Marijuana

If legalization’s success in Colorado has taught us anything, it’s that pot = profit. Now that the numbers are rolling in, many states are eyeing some form of legalization as well. Florida is one of those states that are on track to usurping Colorado’s Kush Crown. Florida is poised to become the new capital of the “Green Economy.”


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