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Alaska: Voters Decide Against Municipal Marijuana Bans

Voters in Fairbanks and on the Kenai Peninsula (south or Anchorage) have decided against a number local ballot measures that sought to prohibit the operation of cannabis retailers and providers. Each proposal lost by wide margins. Under a 2014 voter-initiated state law, local governments may opt out of regulations licensing the production and retail sale … Continue reading »

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Poll: Nearly Six In Ten Voters Say Legalizing Marijuana “Makes Societies Better”

Nearly six in ten voters ages 18 and older believe that “legalizing marijuana makes societies better,” according to the results of a recently published Harvard-Harris poll. Fifty-seven percent of respondents answered the question affirmatively. Forty-three percent of respondents said that marijuana legalization makes societies “worse.” Only 14 percent of poll respondents believe that cannabis should … Continue reading »

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Kansas City Voters to Weigh in on Decriminalization Measure – Yes on 5

After more than a year of negotiations with city officials, and countless hours cultivating support for a ballot measure aimed at decriminalizing certain amounts of marijuana, members of Kansas City NORML will finally have a chance to hear from voters on the issue. Next Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Kansas City voters will weigh in on … Continue reading »

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Polling: Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers

Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting the plant’s use or sale, according to nationwide polling data released today by Quinnipiac University. Ninety-three percent of voters — including 96 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans — support “allowing adults to … Continue reading »

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We Must Demand Lawmakers Respect the Will of the Voters

Voters in eight states decided on Election Day to radically amend their longstanding marijuana policies. But many lawmakers in these states still aren’t getting the message. Despite these voter mandates, many lawmakers remain reluctant to move forward with the legal reforms that the public has demanded. In some cases, legislators and regulators are outright defying … Continue reading »

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Alaska: Don’t Let Lawmakers Undermine the Will of the Voters

Alaskans spoke loud and clear this November when 53 percent of voters decided in favor of Ballot Measure 2, which explicitly legalized the adult possession and cultivation of marijuana for personal use, and regulated the commercial and retail distribution of the plant. This legislative session, however, Alaska lawmakers debated proposed efforts to water down legal … Continue reading »

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Arkansas Voters Legalize Medical Marijuana

According to Politico, voters in Arkansas will approve Issue 6, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment. Politico has the measure leading 53 percent to 47 percent and has called the race. “Thanks to the support of Arkansas voters, their state now joins the majority of states in this country in allowing for the medicinal use of marijuana. … Continue reading »

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Voters Approve Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative

According to polling information, voters in Montana will approve Initiative 182, the Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative. The Associated Press currently has the measure leading 56 percent to 44 percent. “This decision restores the rights of patients and providers,” said NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano. “Voters were clear in 2004 when they initially enacted the state’s … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts Voters Approve The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act

According to the Associated Press, voters in Massachusetts will approve Question 4, legalizing the adult use of marijuana for adults. The AP has the measure leading by a vote of 53 percent to 47 percent and has called the race. “Massachusetts voters historically have embraced progressive marijuana policies, having previously voted twice to amend various elements … Continue reading »

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Cannalytics Survey: Cannabis Consumers Most Likely To Identify As Independent Voters

Americans who use cannabis or hold favorable views toward the plant tend to identify themselves politically as Independent rather than as a Democrat or a Republican, according to the results of a Cannalytics consumer research survey published today. Among respondents, 46 percent defined themselves as Independent. Of this group, over 90 percent consider marijuana policy … Continue reading »

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