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Help Oppose Efforts Making Voter Initiatives Harder in Arizona

Help Oppose Efforts Making Voter Initiatives Harder in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Arizona’s constitution gives voters the right to initiate and decide ballot initiatives. Unfortunately, the ballot initiative process is under attack from politicians.

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Advocates for Utah Medical Cannabis Legalization Launch Signature Drive

Utah medical cannabis legalization has taken a critical step forward. After earning the approval of state election officials last week, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition started gathering signatures to get medical cannabis on Utah’s ballot in 2018.

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota Marijuana Proposal Possibly Jeopardized by Typo

South Dakota marijuana advocates can attest to the importance of checking your work for errors before submitting for final review. After months of collecting signatures to support a proposed marijuana legalization ballot measure, the marijuana advocacy organization New Approach South Dakota might fall victim to a typo.

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Marijuana Legalization Ballot Language Approved by the State Board of Canvassers

LANSING, Mich., May 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Michigan State Board of Canvassers officially approved today the ballot language put forth by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

Attorney General Explanation Released for Initiated Measure to Legalize All Quantities of Marijuana

PIERRE, S.D., May 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today an Attorney General Explanation for a proposed initiated measure has been filed with the Secretary of State.

Recreational Marijuana Petition Drive Preps for Launch in Michigan

Recreational Marijuana Petition Drive Preps for Launch in Michigan

On May 5, 2017, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that it had submitted its ballot language to state officials and is ready to launch its recreational marijuana petition drive as soon as it earns the approval of the State Board of Canvassers.

Lawmakers to re-write Massachusetts marijuana law

Lawmakers to Rewrite Massachusetts Marijuana Law

The Massachusetts House and Senate created a new “Committee on Marijuana Policy” to take a second look at the recreational pot law. Top state leaders have several concerns, from public safety to the tax structure, to the number of pot plants someone can grow at home.

AR: Voters could legalize marijuana for quarter of all Americans

Voters Could Legalize Marijuana For Quarter of All Americans

Potential victories in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine would fill in much of the rest of the West and extend recreational use to the Northeast. Opinion polls show voters favoring the initiative in all five states.In addition, measures to legalize medical marijuana or expand its use are on the ballot in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas and Florida.

Arkansas court strikes down a medical marijuana proposal on ballot

Arkansas Court Strikes Down a Medical Marijuana Proposal on Ballot

Voters in the Nov. 8 election in Arkansas will still be able to vote on a separate measure that would allow for the regulated use of marijuana for certain medical conditions, where a state commission oversees plant growth and marijuana distribution.

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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.

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Some California Marijuana Growers Oppose Legalization Proposition

Some California marijuana growers are opposing Proposition 64, the November 2016 ballot measure that if approved by voters would legalize recreational pot in the state. Some of the opposing growers are concerned about overburdens from regulation while others fear big-business competition, according to an Oct. 4, 2016, article at Reuters.com.

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Arizona’s Opponents of Pot Legalization Have More Cash Than Supporters

Opponents of marijuana legalization in Arizona have more cash on hand than supporters as Election Day approaches, according to Tucson.com. Supporters of Proposition 205—which would legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona—have raised more money, but they also spent a lot while to get 205 on the ballot.

Idaho pot activists launch new campaign for medical marijuana

Idaho Pot Activists Launch New Campaign for Medical Marijuana

A new initiative petition seeking to reform Idaho’s stringent marijuana laws has hit the streets. Earlier this month, the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office approved a petition that, if passed into law, would create a medical marijuana program in the Gem State. Current Idaho law takes a particularly harsh approach to marijuana compared to neighboring

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

Michigan Supreme Court Refuses to Hear MI Legalize Appeal

It is unlikely that recreational marijuana will appear on the ballot in Michigan this November. According to The Detroit Free Press, the Michigan Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by the group MI Legalize to put a initiative legalizing recreational marijuana on the November ballot.

Arizona Supreme Court: Recreational Legalization Measure on Ballot

Arizona Supreme Court: Recreational Legalization Stays on Ballot

On Aug. 31, 2016, the Arizona Supreme Court rejected the final legal challenge to Proposition 205, a voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, as reported by the Associated Press.

Arizona Legalization Campaign Files Suit Over Ballot Summary

Arizona Legalization Campaign Files Suit Over Ballot Summary

On Aug. 29, 2016, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona over the ballot summary of Proposition 205, a measure that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

In California, Some Marijuana Advocates Oppose Prop 64

In California, Some Marijuana Advocates Oppose Prop 64

Some marijuana advocates in California are opposing Proposition 64, also called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a legalization effort that will appear on the state ballot in November. Among the opponents are some who worry about what recreational legalization will do to their medical-marijuana businesses.

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

Anti-pot Initiative Sponsor Gives Up Montana Ballot Effort

The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won’t appeal a judge’s refusal to place the measure on November’s ballot, but instead will focus on defeating a separate initiative to expand medical pot distribution.

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Oklahoma Has Signatures to Proceed With Medical Marijuana Ballot Question

Advocates of legalizing medical marijuana in Oklahoma have collected enough signatures to move forward in a process that could eventually bring the issue to a vote, according to KFOR.com. Supporters needed 66,000 signatures to begin the process of getting State Question 788 on the ballot. They collected 67,761 signatures.

Marijuana Measure Qualifies for Arizona's Ballot

Marijuana Measure Qualifies for Arizona’s Ballot

On Aug. 11, 2016, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan announced that the voter initiative I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirement to qualify for the ballot on Nov. 8.

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Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act Qualifies for Ballot

PHOENIX, Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of State Michele Reagan has notified Governor Doug Ducey that initiative measure I-08-2016, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, has met the signature requirements for placement on the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.

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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.

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Study Says Recreational Pot in Arizona Will Bring $82 Million in Taxes

A new study says Arizonans would spend about $500 million on marijuana if it is legalized for recreational use, according to a Capitol Media Services report at Tucson.com. That would generate about $82 million in taxes for Arizona each year.

Nevada

Pro-Legalization PAC in Nevada Sees Contributions Spike

A pro-legalization political action committee in Nevada, Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, raised more than $100,000 this month. The PAC supports the Initiative to Regulate and Tax Marijuana, which will appear on the November ballot. If voters affirm the initiative, Nevadans 21 years of age and older will be able to use marijuana recreationally.

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Newsom Says Pot Legalization in California ‘Not a Done Deal’

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalization is not a sure thing. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is expected soon to be set for November’s ballot, but Newsom, speaking to the National Cannabis Industry Association’s convention in Oakland, Calif., on June 21, 2016, said that does not guarantee its passage.

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Nebraskans Abandon 2016 Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.


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