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Recreational Pot Rules in San Francisco Reach Last Hurdle

Recreational Pot Rules in San Francisco Reach Last Hurdle

Recreational Pot Rules in San Francisco Reach Last Hurdle

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.

Charlie Baker's Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

Charlie Baker’s Pot Board Pick Opposed Legalization

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.

Patrick Kennedy's anti-marijuana crusade

Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Marijuana Crusade

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?

California Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Recreational Use of Marijuana

California Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Recreational Use of 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.

Arkansas Group Files Suit to Block Medical Marijuana Measure

Arkansas Group Files Suit to Block Medical Marijuana Measure

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

Publix Heiress Donates $800K to Fight Medical Marijuana in Florida

Publix Heiress Donates $800K to Fight Medical Marijuana in Florida

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.

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Nevada Paper Reverses Marijuana Stance After Adelson Purchase

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.

Opposition to AUMA

Police and Prison Guard Groups Funding Opposition to AUMA

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.

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Cannabis Legalization Brings Out Big Names and Money in Opposition

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.

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SAM is the Invisible Opposition

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.”

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Marijuana Marketing Meets Opposition

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.

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Drug Free Florida’s Dubious Donors

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.

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Medical Marijuana Opponents Gain Money and Allies, Including Billionaire Sheldon Adelson

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.


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