Aug 082014
 August 8, 2014

Now that Oregon and Washington DC have joined Alaska as the three states to vote in the 2014 election for marijuana reform, I thought it would be useful to compare and contrast the proposed legalization in these three states with the existing legalization passed in 2012 in Colorado and Washington.  I’ve created the info-graphic below to summarize the major features, but for complete text of the proposed initiatives and the previous ones, use the hyperlinks provided below:

marijuana legalization 2012 2014

Source: International Cannabis Business Conference

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About Russ Belville

Executive Director: Russ Belville has been active in Oregon marijuana reform since 2005, when he was elected second-in-command of the state affiliate, Oregon NORML. After four years with Oregon NORML, Russ was hired by National NORML in 2009, working as Outreach Coordinator and hosting the NORML Daily Audio Stash podcast until 2012. Since then, Russ launched the 420RADIO marijuana legalization network and is the host of The Russ Belville Show, a live daily marijuana news talk radio program. Russ is also a prolific writer, with over 300 articles posted online and in print in HIGH TIMES, Huffington Post, Alternet, The Weed Blog, Marijuana Politics, and more.
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  2 Responses to “Comparing Marijuana Legalization In 2014 To 2012”

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    Thanks for the info graph Russ. I have one question. On the Colorado “outdoor growing” you indicated “no”. But this is what amendment 64 says; Personal use (b) POSSESSING, GROWING, PROCESSING, OR TRANSPORTING NO MORE THAN SIX MARIJUANA PLANTS, WITH THREE OR FEWER BEING MATURE, FLOWERING PLANTS, AND POSSESSION OF THE MARIJUANA PRODUCED BY THE PLANTS ON THE PREMISES WHERE THE PLANTS WERE GROWN, PROVIDED THAT THE GROWING TAKES PLACE IN AN ENCLOSED, LOCKED SPACE, IS NOT CONDUCTED OPENLY OR PUBLICLY, AND IS NOT MADE AVAILABLE FOR SALE.

    To me this is saying, if one had a see through proof fence and the whole garden was locked and secured, then you could grow it outside. If you think I am wrong, or the law has been changed or amended, it would be nice to know what you think.

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    CannaMed Corp supports each of these states in their attempts to implement state mandated initiatives to end the prohibition of marijuana, either for recreational or medicinal purposes. In the past 7 years CannaMeds team has assisted over 500 marijuana collectives throughout California in formation and successful compliance and operation within a variety of local and ordinances as well as California’s Proposition 215 and Senate Bill 420. As the prohibition on marijuana draws closer and closer to an end, the development of safe, professionally operated outlets stocked with quality products, in a variety of safe delivery methods is closer then ever. We welcome the end of the prohibition on marijuana and support your efforts in legalization.

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