Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
Two Different Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Planned In Maine

Maine has been on the marijuana legalization radar for awhile now. I think Maine has a great chance of being the first state to legalize marijuana via the legislature. But if that doesn’t happen before the next election, it sounds like there will be two efforts trying to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the 2016 ballot. Per WCSH6: Legalize Maine held a press conference in Augusta Wednesday to introduce its plan. The group is focused on jobs, and said legalization would bring economic development opportunities to rural areas.Paul McCarrier […]

Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
What Will It Take To Legalize Marijuana In California In 2016?

There are now four states that have legalized marijuana. Those of course are Colorado (2012), Washington (2012), Oregon (2014), and Alaska (2014). Washington D.C. also voted to legalize marijuana in 2014. For a long time, most marijuana activists and analysts assumed that California would be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. After all, California was the first to legalize medical marijuana. However, a successful recreational marijuana campaign hasn’t happened yet in California. Why is that? What would it take for California to legalize marijuana in 2016? There are four […]

Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
Event - The Future Of Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Oregon voters approved Measure 91 on Election Day 2014. Oregon Measure 91 legalized possession of marijuana up to 8 ounces per individual, and cultivation of up to 4 marijuana plants per household in Oregon. There’s a lot of work still to be done as Oregon implements the new law. Are you curious what the next steps are? If so, I’d urge you to attend an event tomorrow in Portland. The event is hosted by amazing marijuana reporter for the Oregonian, Noelle Crombie, and includes marijuana legal genius Dave Kopilak, who […]

Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Missouri Fall Marijuana Conference A Massive Success

By John Payne We would like to thank everyone that helped make our fall conference and the associated events possible last week. Nearly 500 people attended at least one of the nine events we held from Wednesday to Saturday. We also received substantial media attention, including this Fox 2 story in Saint Louis covering our legislative panel, in which state Representative-elect Shamed Dogan (R – Ballwin) calls for the legalization of cannabis. We recorded all of the events, and should have video coverage available over the next few weeks, so […]

Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Forty Six States To Go, Help Us Legalize Marijuana!

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Please allow me to act nostalgic for a moment or two about the wonderful progress we have all seen in recent years, with a majority of the country now supporting and end to prohibition, and the adoption of various forms of marijuana legalization in many states. The political environment was not always so favorable. When we started NORML in 1970, only 12% of the population supported legalization; 88% supported prohibition. It has been a long, slow and sometimes arduous effort, but we have finally won […]

Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Support Missouri Marijuana Reform By Buying Show-Me Cannabis Gear

The Show-Me Cannabis campaign is doing amazing things in Missouri. The education campaign that they have been running for several years now has done a lot to change minds in Missouri and spread the truth about marijuana in a state that is fraught with reefer madness in many areas. You can help them keep up their good work, and ramp up for a 2016 marijuana legalization initiative, by purchasing some Show-Me Cannabis gear. Currently they have different t-shirts and a wristband. I’d imagine more things will be added over time. The […]

Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Open Letter To Oregon District Attorneys - Stop Prosecuting For Marijuana

On election night I sent out tweets predicting that after Oregon legalized marijuana, that we would see parts of Oregon suspend marijuana enforcement. I’m happy to say that my prediction has come true, as Multnomah County and Clackamas County have both said that they will treat future marijuana cases as if Measure 91 was in effect. Multnomah County didn’t surprise me nearly as much as Clackamas County, which has traditionally been an unfriendly marijuana county. The same week that Oregon legalized marijuana, I posted an article urging all counties to […]

Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Anchorage Official Wants To Ban Marijuana Sales In Alaska's Largest City

Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization earlier this month during the 2014 Election. Alaska joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Washington D.C. in doing so. But, despite the will of the voters, an official in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, wants to ban legal recreational marijuana sales. Per Marijuana Business Daily: Assemblywoman Amy Demboski has prepared an ordinance to prohibit marijuana cultivation, production, testing and sales in Anchorage. The measure was slated to be introduced on Tuesday during an Assembly meeting, and a draft of the proposed ban is available on the Assembly […]

Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Contribute To The Jack And Jeannie Herer Cannabis And Hemp Museum

The late Jack Herer is an icon in the marijuana and hemp world. Strains are named after him, books have been written about him, and now, there is an effort to create a cannabis and hemp museum in his honor. The effort is being led by his wife, who has started a crowd funding page dedicated to opening the Jack and Jeannie Herer Cannabis and Hemp Museum. Below is more information. You can donate at this link here: Hi everybody. I’m Jeannie Herer and my husband was the late great […]

Nov 192014
 November 19, 2014
California Attorney General: Marijuana Legalization Is Inevitable

Marijuana legalization in California is long overdue. California had the chance to legalize marijuana during the 2010 Election, however, the initiative failed. Since then, there have been many reasons that marijuana legalization efforts haven’t happened in California. The main ones I always point out is that California will be by far the most expensive state to run a successful campaign in, and there are too many competing efforts each election cycle. Unless everyone works together, marijuana legalization will be very hard to achieve in California. But despite the reasons that […]