Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Puerto Rico Considers Marijuana Legalization

Officials in Puerto Rico are considering the legalization of marijuana in order to boost the commonwealth’s failing economy.  Puerto Rico currently has $70 billion in debt and 45% of...
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Receives $100,000 in Funding

Funding of $100,000 was gifted to New Approach Oregon, a group backing a proposed marijuana legalization initiative, from fragrance-heir Henry van Ameringen. Van Ameringen’s gift is significant, as backers...
Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime, According to Researchers

One argument that opponents of marijuana legalization frequently make is that marijuana legalization will increase crime in their neighborhoods.  A new study, however, refutes that notion.  New data shows...
US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

US Attorney General Eric Holder “Cautiously Optimistic” About Marijuana Legalization

During a visit to the federal courthouse is Charleston, US Attorney General Eric Holder explained that he is :cautiously optimistic” about recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado. When...
Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

Rhode Island Lawmakers to Hold Marijuana Legalization Hearings

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the Rhode Island House will hold hearings on a number of marijuana-related bills, including one that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. A hearing will...
Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows New Jerseyans Split on Marijuana Legalization

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that New Jersey voters are split on the issue of legalizing marijuana for recreational use.  48% of New Jerseyans supported legalizing marijuana, while...
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Vote Delayed

A potential vote on medical marijuana legalization has been delayed in Minnesota.  The medical marijuana bill was attached to a separate health bill that was pulled from Wednesday’s docket...
Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Low Level Marijuana Possession Decriminalized in Maryland

Over the weekend, Maryland’s House of Delegates voted 78-55 to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.  Now the legislation will go to the governor, who is expected to...
Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

A public opinion poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows that three-quarters of Americans believe the legalization of recreational marijuana is inevitable. The survey shows that 75%...
Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

Poll Shows Majority of Alaskans Support Marijuana Legalization

If a recent poll commissioned by the Alaska House Majority Caucus is reflective of voter turnout, Alaska could become the third state to legalize recreational marijuana come August. The...