Recreational Marijuana

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – It appears recreational marijuana faces a tough fight at the ballot box, according to a new survey. A recent poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights, a research polling company, found 51 percent of those asked are against legalizing recreational marijuana while 40 percent are for it. The survey was taken between Aug. […]

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With the legalization of marijuana in California appearing increasingly likely, the city of Santa Barbara on Tuesday issued a temporary ban on recreational marijuana businesses for the purpose of studying their potential local effects before they can open. The citywide ban, an interim emergency zoning ordinance, was enacted by a unanimous vote of the City Council. […]

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If California’s Prop 64 passes, recreational marijuana would become legal. But legalization still won’t eliminate the black market.  That’s because new regulations will likely make marijuana more expensive and pot will still be illegal for many of California’s neighbors. Jon Caulkins, Professor of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-author of ‘Marijuana Legalization: […]

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TUCSON- There will be an initiative on the November ballot to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older in Arizona.   The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted 258,582 petition signatures to the Secretary of State in late June.  According to the campaign website, only 150,642 valid signatures were required. The campaign states Proposition 205 would; […]

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A voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana will be on the November ballot in Arizona. The state’s Supreme Court last week rejected a final legal challenge to the measure. A lower court judge had thrown out the challenge, saying the group called Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy didn’t have a right to sue. Maricopa County Superior Court […]

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OCEANSIDE — Oceanside recently gave a green light to some medical marijuana delivery businesses to serve patients in the city but it will oppose recreational pot use. The City Council voted last week to propose a resolution opposing Proposition 64, a statewide initiative in the November ballot that would legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes […]

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(Rachel Orr/Washington Post illustration; iStock) This is a pivotal year for American drug policy. More states than ever will consider easing restrictions on marijuana use this November: Voters in five states will decide whether to fully legalize recreational use, while voters in four more will weigh in on whether to allow medical marijuana. The outcome of these initiatives could set […]

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