A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.
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CDOT Launches Campaign to Combat Cannabis-Impaired Driving
In an effort to combat cannabis-impaired driving, the Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new prevention campaign that invites state residents to share their opinions and habits on driving with cannabis.
How to Set Up a Legal Marijuana Business in California
In just 21 days, recreational marijuana sales will be legal in California. Many are predicting a “Green Rush,” so here’s how to set up a legal marijuana business in the state.
Video Series Introduces Oregon’s Regulated Cannabis Industry
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) today rolled out a series of videos highlighting how participation in the regulated cannabis industry ensures public safety, creates consumer confidence, and contributes to economic growth for businesses and the state. OLCC licensees share their stories and explain in their own words the value of the regulated marketplace.
Marijuana Legalization Campaign Turns in 360,000 Signatures to Place Issue on 2018 Michigan Ballot
LANSING, Mich., Nov. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 360,000 signatures today calling for its marijuana legalization initiative to be placed on Michigan’s November 2018 ballot.
Oregon Man Withdraws Petition for Local Cannabis Sales Because of Threats
An Oregon man has withdrawn his petition to legalize local cannabis sales within the city limits of Klamath Falls.
Health Canada Will Warn Youth of Cannabis Use in Nationwide Campaign
Canadian teens curious about cannabis will be the target of a new awareness campaign being launched by Health Canada.
Reverend Al Sharpton Advocates for Civil Rights and Marijuana Legalization
Reverend Al Sharpton is an American civil rights activist, minister, former White House advisor, and talk show host. Now, Sharpton is also speaking up and fighting for marijuana legalization and decriminalization.
Study: Oregon Youth Cannabis Prevention Campaign Raises Awareness Successfully
The Oregon Health Authority’s public health campaign aimed at preventing teenage cannabis use has successfully raised awareness among its target audience as to the risks associated with underage cannabis use.
Nevada Campaign Aims to Deter Moms from Using Marijuana During Pregnancy
In Nevada, state health officials are gearing up to launch a public information campaign to dissuade expectant mothers from using marijuana during pregnancy.
CDPH Launches Cannabis Public Education Campaign
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ –Today the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched a health information and education campaign about what’s legal in California and potential health impacts of cannabis use.
Washington Takes Down Controversial Anti-pot Billboard Aimed at Hispanics
In Washington, a billboard aimed at dissuading teenagers and young adults from using marijuana has caused controversy over what some critics characterize as a racially insensitive move.
OHA Expands Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Campaign
PORTLAND, Ore., July 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority today announced the expansion of a youth marijuana use prevention campaign to a statewide audience.
Michigan Marijuana Campaign Reaches Significant Milestone
A Michigan marijuana campaign to legalize recreational marijuana in the state has reached a significant milestone. On July 10, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that its petition to put legalization on the 2018 ballot had earned more than 100,000 signatures.
Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative Makes 2018 Ballot
Oklahoma medical marijuana legalization may become a reality in 2018 as a legalization initiative has qualified for the state’s 2018 ballot.
Republican Senate Candidate Dom Gentile Announces Support for Medical Cannabis Legislation
BIRMINGHAM, Al., May 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, Dom Gentile, today announced his support for medical cannabis, and is adding this issue to his campaign platform.
Vireo Launches First Marijuana Ad Campaign In NYC Subway History
NEW YORK, May 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five medical marijuana companies licensed by New York State, has announced the launch of what is believed to be the first-ever medical marijuana advertising campaign in the history of the New York City subway system.
Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Campaign Reaching Target Audiences
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority media campaign aimed at youth and young adults is raising awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.
NCIA Launches “We Are The Cannabis Industry” Campaign with Profiles, Digital Ads
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) today launched We Are The Cannabis Industry, a campaign designed to tell the stories of real people who work in America’s legal marijuana industry and highlight how the emerging business sector is creating significant benefits for both individuals and the economy.
Marijuana Industry Group Launches Safe Consumption PSA Campaign
DENVER, Dec. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) has launched a public service announcement campaign advocating safe and responsible cannabis consumption in the Colorado marketplace, where cannabis was first made legal for adults.
Marijuana Opponents in Maine Accept Defeat and Drop Recount
On Dec. 17, 2016, an anti-legalization group in Maine withdrew its recount request with the Secretary of State’s Bureau of Elections, ending the recount of Question 1, an initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.
Maine Marijuana Opponents Fail to Produce Enough Volunteers for Recount
Opponents of legalization in Maine have come under fire after failing to produce enough volunteers for the first two and a half days of a statewide ballot recount for Question 1, a marijuana legalization initiative that was narrowly approved by voters.
Maine Starts Recount of Marijuana Legalization Ballots
On Dec. 5, 2016, Maine began the recount of Question 1, a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. Backed by opponents of the initiative, this marks the first time in Maine’s history that a statewide recount has been issued.
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Issues Statement Regarding the Narrow Defeat of Prop. 205
Nov. 16, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) issued the following statement Tuesday regarding the narrow defeat of Prop. 205.
Marijuana Wins Big on Election Night
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally.
New Prop. 205 GOTV Ad Paints Dim Picture of the Morning After Election Day if Supporters Forget to Vote
PHOENIX, Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a new ad Friday aimed at turning out voters on Election Day by painting a dim picture of the morning after if Prop. 205 supporters fail to vote.
Trump Trolls Target Millennials With #StopThePot
In yet another unusual twist to a very unusual presidential campaign, a wave of fake political ads have emerged with the intention of convincing voters that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, is calling for tougher marijuana laws.
San Diego’s Largest Daily Newspaper Endorses Proposition 64
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Proposition 64 campaign announced that the San Diego Union-Tribune has joined the long and growing list of California’s largest newspapers endorsing the measure, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.
Spark The Conversation Launches Cannabis Education Tour Across California: “High My Name Is”
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In conjunction with the brand that will represent the heart of California farmers, Humboldt’s Finest, Spark The Conversation launches a multi-city, two-week education event and activation campaign.
Wife of Utah Gubernatorial Candidate Faces Charges for Marijuana
Donna Weinholtz, the wife of Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor, is facing misdemeanor drug charges after federal investigators found two pounds of marijuana under the couple’s Salt Lake City home.
LEAP endorses MA marijuana legalization, Question 4
Oct. 12, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit group of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana legalization, announced it has endorsed Question 4, a measure legalizing marijuana.
San Diego Launches Campaign to Hinder Illegal Dispensaries
On Oct. 6, 2016, San Diego launched the “Buy Safe, Buy Legal” campaign as a means of hindering illegal medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, asking residents to only buy medical marijuana from legally licensed dispensaries.
U.S. Pro-Marijuana Campaigners Launch TV Ads Ahead of November Votes
Campaigns to legalize recreational marijuana use in Massachusetts and Maine launched their first television ads on Monday, hoping to boost public awareness and support ahead of November votes on the issue.
Hillary Clinton Campaign Says She Would Reschedule Marijuana
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the campaign.
Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California
Organizers behind the Yes on 64 campaign have filed a lawsuit to force the California Secretary of State to remove statements made by opponents that would be appear in the voter information guide for November’s election.
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.
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) Throws Support Behind Maine Marijuana Legalization, Ballot Question 1
Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a nonprofit organization of police, judges, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals advocating for marijuana legalization, endorses the measure as a means of refocusing the justice system on more serious matters and improving the relationship between communities and police.
Oregon Health Authority Launches Youth Marijuana Prevention Program
On July 6, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced the launch of a new advertising campaign to combat teen marijuana use. Dubbed “Stay True to You,” the campaign used focus groups and research to formulate a message that would resonate with younger audiences.
Focusing on Passion and Production Excellence, Good Chemistry Launches “Craft of Cannabis” Campaign
DENVER, June 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As Good Chemistry—the leader in cultivating consistent, high-quality cannabis—expands production capabilities in Colorado and Nevada, the company debuts its “Craft of Cannabis” initiative with a new advertising campaign and website.
Start-up Launches Crowdfund Campaign, Bringing Hemp Foods and Jobs to America
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Kentucky-based Start-up Hemp Foods America announced today that it has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to purchase viable seed, soil amendments, and other necessary implements needed to bring hemp into organic rotation in Kentucky.
Ohio to Try for Medical Marijuana in 2016
Advocates in Ohio are taking another crack at marijuana reform. According to Cleveland.com, the Marijuana Policy Project is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state.
CSE New Listing – The Tinley Beverage Company Commences Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange – Video News Alert on Investmentpitch.com
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Tinley Beverage Company (CSE: TNY) is the latest new listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange, and trades under the symbol “TNY”
CEO of Privateer Holdings: ‘Cannabis in the United States is Bigger than Corn’
On Dec. 4, 2015, Bloomberg’s Britton Staniar and Peter Robison interviewed Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, in Seattle to discuss Privateer’s investments in cannabis-related businesses.
Comedian Ron White Launches Pro-Pot Presidential Campaign
Comedian Ron White, best known for being the one guy from the Blue Collar Comedy tour that people who don’t like the Blue Collar Comedy Tour will admit they like, has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the current presidential race as an independent, and widespread legalization of marijuana is one of his chief concerns.
Clinton Calls for More Medical Marijuana Research
On Nov. 7, 2015, at a democratic campaign event in South Carolina, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for additional research on medical marijuana.
Pineapple Express Announces Website Launch and Strategic Branding Initiatives Catering to the Marijuana Industry
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Pineapple Express (OTC Pink: PNPL), a publicly traded company investing in, expanding, and branding businesses in the legal cannabis industry, announced today the launch of its website www.pineappleexpress.com.
Hundreds Attend Marijuana Rally in New Jersey
On Oct. 17, 2015, hundreds of marijuana supporters gathered to participate in the East Coast Cannabis Coalition’s N.J. Cannabis Freedom Rally in Trenton, New Jersey. Supporters marched down State Street, followed by a rally outside of the statehouse.
Cresco Labs Will Spend A Million Dollars To Let People Know About Illinois Medical Marijuana Program
CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Illinois’ largest approved grower of medical marijuana announced aggressive plans Wednesday for a multi-tiered marketing campaign designed to educate potential patients and provide them the tools needed to register for the state’s new Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis program.
ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Mascot Elicits Controversy
Buddie, a green-muscled marijuana mascot, is serving as a spokesperson for ResponsibleOhio on college campuses across the state, encouraging students to vote yes on ResponsibleOhio’s campaign.
Presidential Politics of Marijuana Legalization
While health, safety and youth awareness are a huge part of the increasing attention given to marijuana, the impact of it in the political space is growing at perhaps an even quicker speed.