Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Each election — as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana.
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Tuesday’s election was a resounding win for marijuana law reform efforts. The newly elected governors in New Jersey and Virginia campaigned on marijuana legalization and decriminalization, respectively, and local cannabis ballot measures were approved by voters in Athens, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan.
TRENON, N.J., Nov. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, congratulates Governor-Elect Phil Murphy in his historic victory.
On Jan. 24, 2017, California’s Calaveras County Board of Supervisors decided that voters will decide in May whether to ban commercial cannabis cultivation in the county.
Although recreational marijuana is slated to become legal in Massachusetts on Dec. 15, 2016, Massachusetts Sec. of State William F. Galvin announced on Nov. 28 that it could take longer than expected for the law to go into effect.
Yesterday, Americans handed over the keys to the White House to a thin-skinned demagogue, but in eight states, at least, they also voted to legalize a way to cope with the cataclysm they wrought.
WEST WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — With ballot results confirmed in three U.S. states for the recreational use of marijuana, and three for medical use, the increased demand on energy consumption in pro-cannabis territories is expected to skyrocket, continuing the trend towards LED “grow light” solutions that curb energy consumption and reduce energy costs to growers.
These federal hurdles for legal marijuana are being addressed by proposals in Congress.
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.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana.
The prospect for a market of such scale is adding urgency to calls for a national approach to marijuana that expands banking options. Law enforcement and Federal Reserve officials have expressed concern about the fraud and crime associated with un-bankable cash.
CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook joins “CBS This Morning” to preview his “60 Minutes” report on the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado.
Nearly 60 million Americans may wake up Nov. 9 to find voters in their states have abolished long-standing marijuana prohibitions, a three-fold expansion for legal cannabis across the country.
Oct. 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — This year’s presidential election has revealed how divided most Americans are on many issues. However, there is one area where supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: marijuana policy.
Support for legal marijuana is at an all-time high, according to two new polls. That’s a good sign in and of itself, but especially so with weed on the ballot in multiple states on Nov. 8.
With less than three weeks until the November election, a new WBUR/MassINC Polling Group poll shows an upswell of support for legalizing recreational marijuana in the state of Massachusetts.
On Oct. 19, 2016, Gallup released its latest poll on marijuana legalization support in the United States, finding that public support is at 60%, a record-breaking percentage for legalization in Gallup’s 47-year polling history.
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.
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.
This November’s election could be a decisive turning point in the struggle to end U.S. marijuana prohibition. It’s been a long time coming.
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.
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.
The Marijuana Policy Project has endorsed Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson for president. “We don’t take a position—and we therefore don’t take into account a candidate’s position—on other issues, such as abortion, guns, gay rights, Iraq, taxes, or Social Security,” Rob Kampia, Executive Director of the Marijuana Policy Project, said.
WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — From now until April 27, NCIA will be accepting nominations for candidates to run for the Board of Directors.
The marijuana industry may be growing rapidly, but if you don’t know these critical points, your investment in marijuana stocks could go up in smoke.
NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors has published its 2015 Cannabis Industry Report and Stock Index, labeled by Barron’s as the benchmark index for the Cannabis industry.
Three days after presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act” of 2015,” the grand dame of Democratic presidential politics finally changed her position on one of the most pressing political issues in America.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Nov. 10, 2015: New Frontier analyzes the wide gulf between pre-election marijuana legalization support in Ohio and the election outcome.
Backers of a proposed marijuana legalization amendment filed 95,572 additional signatures with the state this afternoon, likely enough to qualify the issue for the Nov. 3 ballot.
The medical marijuana advocacy group United for Care has just passed a significant milestone in its pursuit to legalize medical marijuana in the state of Florida.
It is a race against time in the state of Michigan as multiple marijuana advocacy groups clamor about the state collecting signatures to get their respective marijuana bill on the ballot for 2016.
We have become more sophisticated in the ways that we discuss marijuana legalization since former Texas Rep. Ron Paul last ran for President in 2012.
From a headline perspective, the first week in November was monumental for the cannabis industry. Nevada awarded 371 preliminary business licenses, and three out of four pro-cannabis legislation efforts were passed.
Florida patients and investors nationwide were disappointed when Florida narrowly rejected Amendment 2, which would have legalized medical marijuana in Florida.
Marijuana will be available to all consenting adults over 21 in the Beaver State next year. As the results show, thanks to voters who passed Measure 91, Oregon became the third state after Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana … .
The 2014 midterm elections have been a huge victory for the cannabis industry. All of the states that passed cannabis reform did so with well over 50 percent, even Florida’s failed Amendment 2 got 58 percent of the vote.
Florida, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. all had cannabis reform bills on the ballot and most of them did well. Let’s take a look at who passed, who failed and see what this means for the cannabis industry and investors.
U.S. stocks gravitated around the unchanged line as investors digested continued pressure out of the energy sector. Saudi Arabia appears to be flexing their pricing muscle, putting U.S. fracking to the test.
It was a mixed Monday as U.S. stocks were very quiet following the record close on Friday. The S&P 500 ended the day with no gain to close at 2018.
By an estimated 2-to-1 margin, voters in Washington D.C. are expected to pass the legalization of marijuana.
Welcome the 2014 MJINews Power Politicians. These are the 10 politicians who affect legislation for the legal marijuana industry, spanning federal, state and municipal jurisdictions.
Election Day 2014 is approaching and although it is not a presidential election year, it is an important ballot for residents and business owners in the state of Colorado.
As election day 2014 nears, the politics of marijuana use, either medical or recreational or both, impinges upon several gubernatorial races: Oregon, Florida, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Colorado.
Back in 2012, Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. Election Day 2014 looks like it will be a repeat. Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia have initiatives on the November 4, 2014, ballot.
Yes, in Nevada, 2016 has already arrived. A petition drive to get full legalization on the 2016 ballot is in full swing. Furthermore, supporters only have until November 11, 2014, to collect 101,667 signatures, and success is not at all certain.
The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use.
Should Amendment 2 pass in Florida, medical marijuana will become the law of the land. Once the law is passed, the Florida Department of Health will have six months to decide how to regulate and implement medical marijuana.
Election day, November 4, 2014 may prove to be the biggest day in history, thus far, for marijuana policy reform in America. Therefore, both proponents and opponents of this issue are hitting the streets in an attempt to educate and sway voters.
Every two years, around this time of the month, the television airwaves become crowded with political ads. During this period I spend a great deal of time watching and critiquing such ads, partly because I cannot fast forward through commercials.
Alaskan residents may get to “inhale. exhale. and recharge” with Snoop Dogg if lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in November.