San Francisco is another step closer to allowing recreational marijuana sales to start in January after city leaders approved regulations in a mandatory second vote Tuesday.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday gave his strongest signal yet that the Justice Department’s more hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement may soon be changing.
Gov. Charlie Baker has started shaping the powerful state commission charged with overseeing the pot industry, tapping a longtime Beacon Hill pol who opposed legalizing weed to fill the panel’s public health-centered post.
In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. claims lobbyists for marijuana legalization are attempting to sell Americans on a “Trojan horse.” Should members of the legal marijuana industry be concerned about Kennedy’s argument gaining momentum?
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
On Oct. 26, 2016, the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced the results of its latest state legalization poll, with support for recreational legalization garnering a slight lead over the opposition.
Two Colorado lawmakers star in an Arizona television ad urging people to vote against legalizing recreational marijuana.
Six years after a similar initiative was rejected, a clear majority of California voters supports a measure on the November ballot that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in their state, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.
A group in Arkansas has filed a lawsuit to block ballot access for a measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Claiming that the proposal is misleading, Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana has asked the state Supreme Court to prevent election officials from counting or certifying any votes for the measure. According to the Associated…
According to state campaign finance records, the trust of Carol Jenkins Barnett, daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins, has donated $800,000 to the Drug Free Florida Committee, the group responsible for defeating the 2014 effort to legalize medical marijuana.
In Arizona, one of the two organizations pushing for ballot measures to legalize marijuana in the state has quietly ended its campaign.
A conservative billionaire has succeeded in pressuring an influential Nevada newspaper to reverse its longtime support for legalizing marijuana — by buying it and then sending its editorial writers to visit a drug treatment facility.
With the Adult Use of Marijuana Act poised to go on California’s ballot in November, marijuana advocates have started looking into who is bankrolling the opposition.
Activists in the state of Wyoming have begun collecting signatures for a ballot initiative that would legalize medical marijuana.
In the simplest terms, an advocate is a champion for a cause—a person or a group of people with the goal of influencing a larger population, be it on an economic scale, political scale or just to sway public opinion.
Earlier this week, on May 20, 2015, a group Maine legislators came together to discuss an important issue: legalizing recreational marijuana.
Senate Bill 259, a bill aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Utah, has been narrowly defeated in the state Senate.
This was a case of parents exposing their child to a controlled, mood altering substance on their own, admittedly blurry cognizance.
At the start of the new legislative session, the Florida Sheriffs Association got the chance to put its money where its mouth is when Republican state Sen. Jeff Brandes introduced SB 528, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
From politically-minded academics, to large international organizations, here is a look at some of the fiercest foes of the marijuana industry. Their diligence should not be underestimated.
The anti-marijuana folk seem to be cashing in on the legalization. For instance, there is a new device being launched in 2015 called the AirGuard from a company called Fresh Air Sensor Corp.
In Florida, Amendment 2, barring a miracle, may fail on Election Day 2014. In spite of 7 out of 10 Florida voters supporting medical marijuana in the state.
As with every pending change in the American legislative world, any shifts to the status quo will bring out those who are for and against an issue, including the lobbying dollars of high-profile companies and individuals.
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.”
People want to know what the legal cannabis market will look like. Some talk about price while others talk about quality, and then there are those that just want toke with friends. A topic that is often overlooked is marijuana marketing.
As it has been mentioned before, Florida will be voting on a constitutional amendment in November that will allow for the sale and use of medical marijuana. With 88 percent of Floridians in support, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, the constitutional amendment is expected to pass with overwhelming support. However there are individuals that seek to undermine the will of the people. They are a small, well funded, group called the Drug Free Florida committee and they seek to “educate” Florida about the “dangers” of marijuana.
So what’s a Las Vegas casino mogul doing in the middle of Florida’s medical marijuana debate?
TALLAHASSEE — Opponents to a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida gained firepower Tuesday when campaign finance records showed that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson had cut a $2.5 million check to bankroll the opposition effort.