Legalization

Oregon Law Enforcement Group Backs Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Law Enforcement Group Backs Marijuana Legalization

On Wednesday, Yes on 91, the campaign supporting marijuana legalization in Oregon, released a letter from thirty former police officers, sheriffs, judges, and prosecutors sharing their support for legalizing...
Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

Portland City Council Approves Recreational Marijuana Tax

The Portland, OR city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to move forward with a 10% tax on recreational marijuana.  They also voted to discard a proposed 5% tax on...
Majority of Delaware Voters Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Majority of Delaware Voters Want to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

A new University of Delaware poll found that 56% of Delaware voters support the legalization of recreational marijuana. 73% of liberals supported marijuana legalization, while 39.2% of conservatives supported...
Arizona Lawmaker Hopes to Legalize Marijuana Before Voter Measure

Arizona Lawmaker Hopes to Legalize Marijuana Before Voter Measure

Arizona Representative Ethan Orr of Tuscon plans to introduce a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana next year.  A voter-based measure it already set for 2016 in Arizona, but Orr...
Canada’s Largest Addiction Treatment Center Calls For Marijuana Legalization

Canada’s Largest Addiction Treatment Center Calls For Marijuana Legalization

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research center is calling for marijuana legalization. The CAMH released a policy statement on...
Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Colorado Governor Calls Marijuana Legalization “Reckless”

Ten months after Colorado’s recreational marijuana program went into effect, Governor John Hickenlooper is now calling marijuana legalization “reckless.” Hickenlooper said during a debate Monday, “I’m not saying it...
Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Advocates File Marijuana Ballot Initiative in Mississippi

Mississippi For Cannabis has filed a ballot initiative seeking to legalize marijuana in the state.  The group hopes to get the initiative onto the November 2016 election ballot. The...
Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

Marijuana Policy Project Files Marijuana Legalization Initiative Paperwork in California

On Wednesday, the Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California Secretary of State’s office to register a campaign committee to begin accepting and spending financial contributions for an...
Legal Marijuana Could Bring Over $630 Million in Tax Revenue to Washington State by 2019

Legal Marijuana Could Bring Over $630 Million in Tax Revenue to Washington State by 2019

According to Washington state economists, legal marijuana is projected to bring the state $25 million in tax revenue by next July.  They predict that by 2017 that will increase...
Arizona Marijuana Activists File Paperwork for 2016 Legalization Initiative

Arizona Marijuana Activists File Paperwork for 2016 Legalization Initiative

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has filed paperwork with state elections officials that will allow them to raise money to campaign for a citizens initiative to legalize recreational...