Recreational Marijuana

Proposition 64 on the Nov. 8 ballot would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California and allow the state to issue licenses to those who grow, transport and sell cannabis. Marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, which will not change if the initiative is approved by voters. Legal experts believe the California initiative can take […]

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A handful of recreational marijuana legalization drives has the medical pot industry bracing for something it never expected to deal with: competition. Legalization is on the ballot in five states this November, and all five currently allow some form of medical marijuana already. Growers, medical professionals and users of medical marijuana […]

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With a state proposition looming that could legalize the sale of recreational marijuana across California, several San Diego County cities have been scrambling to pass emergency ordinances that would temporarily prohibit the cultivation and use of the drug within their borders. National City, San Marcos and Santee have already adopted such measures, and the Poway City […]

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Voters in nine states will have the chance this year to decide whether they want to legalize the recreational or medical use of marijuana. Marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), meaning the national agency views it as a substance with high potential for abuse and psychological […]

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –   The numbers are out and they are smoking. According to the Marijuana Policy Group (MPG), in 2015, sales of recreational marijuana grew by 42.4 percent, to $996 million dollars. “I think it goes to show, if you properly regulate the cannabis industry, it has a great benefit to the economy,” Jacob Rowberry of MPG […]

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If recreational marijuana is legalized in Canada, it could generate a nearly $23 billion industry in the country, a new study suggests. Sales would surpass the combined totals that come from beer, wine and spirits purchases, according to the Toronto Star, which cited a soon-to-be-released Deloitte report on Thursday. The newspaper said the report found […]

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Choice is an important part of an individual’s healthcare. In this election cycle, nine states are considering either medical or recreational marijuana legalization: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota. Twenty-five states and Washington DC currently allow for the use of medical marijuana and medical marijuana proponents suggest, with strong evidence […]

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NEW HAVEN Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney hopes one of his ideas to save Connecticut money and perhaps add revenue will lead the state to greener pastures: Legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Running unopposed for a seat he’s held since being elected in 1992, Looney…read more at http://www.nhregister.com/government-and-politics/20161026/new-havens-looney-connecticut-should-explore-legalizing-recreational-marijuana-school-regionalization

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Likely Nevada voters narrowly support the ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, according to a poll commissioned by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Forty-seven percent of respondents support Question 2, which would allow adults 21 and older to legally buy and consume marijuana, according to the poll of 800 likely voters […]

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