Arkansas has certainly been focusing on victimless marijuana offenses since it first banned the drug in 1923, though the state has allowed medical marijuana since 2016. Voters approved the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which allows ill patients to use and safely obtain medical marijuana in Arkansas with a doctor’s approval. Now, the state legislature is implementing changes to the medical marijuana laws to improve the program.
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Three years after Alaska residents voted to legalize recreational marijuana, some Alaskan towns were still mulling whether to ban commercial cultivation and retail sales of the drug.
A majority of Pennsylvania voters support legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, according to a recent poll published by Franklin & Marshall College.
Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state’s lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify marijuana.
Massachusetts voters have strong doubts about the state’s ability to oversee the new law legalizing recreational pot, and most are concerned it will be influenced by politics, according to a new poll conducted by the Bernett Group for the Boston Herald.
Medical marijuana supporters in Utah received a go-ahead from state election officials Thursday to start gathering signatures needed to qualify the measure for the November 2018 ballot.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 28, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
State House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Monday on the state’s voter-approved Massachusetts marijuana law that would allow retail pot sales to be taxed at a maximum 20 percent rate.
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas are now selling pot to anyone who can prove they are over the age of 21. The measure to legalize marijuana was approved by Nevada voters last November, and now for the first time, a torrent of Fourth of July tourists will be able to enjoy them – with some restrictions
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah’s conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law.
Application forms are available for people wanting to apply for licenses to operate Arkansas medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries, the state Department of Finance and Administration said Monday.
On May 30, 2017, a Republican state legislator joined a group of three democrats to introduce a Wisconsin marijuana decriminalization bill, but admitted that the bill’s passing would be unlikely.
According to a recent poll published by Elon University, North Carolina marijuana legalization is gaining momentum, with more than half of the state’s citizens ready to legalize the plant for medicinal purposes.
Coinciding with the national marijuana holiday of 4/20, a notorious marijuana prohibitionist blasted efforts to legalize marijuana nationwide while speaking at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, Georgia.
On April 20, 2017, Quinnipiac University announced the results of its latest national poll and found that 60% of American voters believe marijuana use should be legalized in the United States, the greatest level of federal legalization support ever recorded by Quinnipiac.
HAMDEN, Conn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American voters say 60 – 34 percent “that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.,” the highest level of support for legalized marijuana in a Quinnipiac University national poll. Republicans and voters over 65 years old are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial groups to oppose legalized marijuana.
A newly released survey from the independent Quinnipiac University really demonstrates just how strongly the American public wants to see marijuana legalized, and how certain they are that state’s rights should prevail.
Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.
PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A voter-approved initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Maine officially took effect Monday, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess and grow limited amounts of marijuana.
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.
The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.
For years, Georgia lawmakers have debated the merits of medical marijuana and the discussion will continue this year.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project released the following statement Friday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general.
In California, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has passed an emergency ban on commercial growth of marijuana for recreational use, according to a Nov. 15, 2016, article at KSBW.com. The ban is a response to California’s Nov. 8, 2016, passage of Proposition 64, which legalized adult-use marijuana in the state.
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.
After Massachusetts voters legalized adult-use marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, mayors in some towns are trying to quell marijuana’s presence by restricting retail outlets. In the town of Methuen, Mass., where 52 percent of the residents voted against legalization, Mayor Stephen Zanni wants to prohibit pot retailers.
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.
The passing of the initiative would reverse provisions of a bill passed by the Montana Legislature in 2011
Voters in Massachusetts and Maine legalized marijuana on Nov. 8, 2016, becoming the first two states east of the Rockies to do so. The results from Massachusetts’s Question 4 were announced before midnight on Election Day, while the outcome of Maine’s Question 1 remained undetermined until early the next morning.
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.
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.
A Florida judge has ruled in favor of the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office in a lawsuit over ballots excluding Amendment 2, an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arizona voters are receiving a phone message from Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon, encouraging them to “vote for taxing and regulating marijuana by voting ‘yes’ on Prop. 205.”
On Oct. 27, 2016, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a nonprofit organization of criminal justice professionals, endorsed Nevada’s ballot Question 2, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
On Oct. 27, 2016, on the heels of its recent $13 million Series B round of financing, Eaze, a medical marijuana delivery service in the state of California, released its first data report on the voting preferences of registered medical marijuana patients in California.
On Oct. 20, 2016, Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg announced that he will vote in favor of Question 4, a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana.
As Massachusetts voters prepare to vote on Question 4, a ballot initiative that could legalize recreational marijuana in the state, opponents are slated to launch their first television advertisement on Oct. 18, 2016. In the ad, a mother drives her daughter to a toy store, which is located beside a marijuana shop.
According to a new poll, a majority of voters in Delaware support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
A poll conducted by the Albuquerque Journal has found that nearly two-thirds of New Mexico’s residents would support legalizing recreational marijuana.
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.
A new poll conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce has found that more than 73 percent of Florida voters would vote to pass Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
On Sept. 15, 2016, a legislator from California revealed that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto brought up California’s recreational legalization measure with a delegation of California Democratic lawmakers who were visiting Mexico to discuss trade and border issues.
On Sept. 7, 2016, a new poll revealed that half of Arizona voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.
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.
The fight over medicinal marijuana in Missouri is heading to court.
On Aug. 9, 2016, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to place a local commercial marijuana cultivation measure on the county’s ballot in November.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Yes on Proposition 64 campaign announced today that California’s first major newspaper endorsement of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, has come out strongly in favor of the measure.
MI Legalize is arguing a question about pot legalization should appear on Michigan’s November ballot, despite the state’s claim that some of the group’s petition signatures are out of date, according to an Aug. 7, 2016, article at Michigan Radio. State law requires signatures on petitions for ballot questions to be no older than 180 days, but some on this petition are.
A new poll has revealed that a slight majority of Massachusetts residents oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.