Legalization

Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

Marijuana Legalization Measure Gets Go Ahead for Signature Gathering in California

A new voter-driven initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in California has received approval from Secretary of State Debra Bowen to start gathering signatures to get the initiative onto the...
Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Starting Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will open landmark hearings that marijuana activists hope will eliminate conflicts between state and federal law when it comes to marijuana legalization. The...
Senator John McCain Shows Openness to Marijuana Legalization

Senator John McCain Shows Openness to Marijuana Legalization

At a town hall event in Arizona on Thursday, Senator John McCain showed a shift in his feelings toward marijuana and legalization. The Senator reportedly said, “Maybe we should...
Washington and Colorado Think They Have DOJ’s Approval to Move Forward with Recreational Marijuana

Washington and Colorado Think They Have DOJ’s Approval to Move Forward with Recreational Marijuana

Colorado officials believe they have “tacit approval” from the Department of Justice to move forward with implementing the state’s recreational marijuana program, according to Talking Points Memo. Another source...
New York Comptroller John Liu Calls for Marijuana Legalization

New York Comptroller John Liu Calls for Marijuana Legalization

On Wednesday, New York City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu called for full legalization of marijuana in the city, calling previous marijuana policies a failure.  “It’s time to...
Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initative Rejected by Attorney General

Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initative Rejected by Attorney General

Responsible Ohioans for Cannabis spent months collecting enough signatures to submit a ballot initiative to Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine’s office.  The initiative intended to give voters the opportunity...
Group Pushes Marijuana Legalization in Wyoming

Group Pushes Marijuana Legalization in Wyoming

The recently formed Wyoming chapter of NORML is advocating for a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  They hope to get the measure onto the...
Uruguay House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay House Votes to Legalize Marijuana

Late Wednesday night, Uruguay’s lower House voted to approve a bill that will legalize recreational marijuana in the South American country.  Lawmakers approved the bill with a vote of...
Denver Approves 5% Recreational Marijuana Tax

Denver Approves 5% Recreational Marijuana Tax

On Monday, the Denver City Council approved a 5% municipal tax on recreational marijuana sales in the city.  The council approved the tax with a vote of 7-5. The...
Lawmaker Pushes For Marijuana Decriminalization in Missouri

Lawmaker Pushes For Marijuana Decriminalization in Missouri

Missouri Representative Rory Ellinger (D) plans to introduce a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Ellinger introduced a similar bill last May, which got a...