Category: marijuana legalization

Great Grandson of Anheuser-Busch Founder Calls for Medical Cannabis Legalization in Missouri

Getty From Publix Supermarkets to NASCAR, and the obvious pharmaceutical companies, we’ve seen a ridiculously large amount of pushback from various U.S. corporations taking a stand against the outright legalization of medical cannabis nationwide. With this in mind, it’s great to see corporate elites come out in favor of legal cannabis – in whatever fashion. That’s exactly what Adolphus Busch IV recently did. Busch, the heir to the throne of the Anheuser-Busch beer conglomerate, has been gaining support for medical cannabis legalization in the state of Missouri. Busch is the great-grandson of the founder of the beer corporation. Busch...

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Massachusetts Voters Approve of Legalization, Afraid Officials Will Screw it Up

Getty According to a new poll commissioned by the Boston Herald, voters in Massachusetts approve of marijuana legalization, but they have doubts about whether officials in the state will be able to implement it properly. The poll was conducted earlier this month and 600 registered voters in the state participated. Among respondents, 63% said they support marijuana legalization while only 34% said they are opposed. Some 95% of those who voted for legalization in 2016 said they would vote for it again. Problems arose when voters were asked if they trusted state officials to implement the new legalization law,...

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Ontario to Sell Marijuana in Government-Run Stores

Getty Last week, officials in the Canadian province of Ontario announced that legal marijuana will be sold in a way that is similar to how alcohol is sold in the province. As things stand right now, alcohol is sold in Ontario in 660 government-run stores, with another 200+ “agency” stores where private retailers are able to get licenses to sell in rural areas. Under the plan for cannabis legalization, all private marijuana retailers will remain illegal in Ontario and legal weed will be sold in 150 government-controlled cannabis shops, with those not near a shop able to order from...

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Colorado Officials Respond to Attorney General Sessions on Marijuana Policy

Getty Late in July, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent letters to officials in the first four states to approve adult use marijuana legalization: Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon. Officials in all four states have responded, the last of which being Colorado, who did so just last week. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R) took umbrage with several of Sessions’ assertions, saying he relied on outdated and incorrect information while touting the progress made in their state since retail cannabis sales began in January 2014. “The State of Colorado has worked diligently to implement...

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Marijuana Could Play a Big Part in the 2020 Presidential Election

Getty I know what you’re thinking: isn’t it a bit early to be talking about the 2020 U.S. Presidential election? There was a time when I would have agreed with that sentiment, but no longer. In today’s political arena, the battle is always joined. Every hour of every news cycle must be treated as its own mini-battle, each contributing to the success of the wider war. In this case, the war is the fight for cannabis legalization. Those who oppose legalization are already gearing up for 2020 and beyond. Those familiar with the game of chess know the concept;...

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Once Again Polls Show Legalization is Favored Among U.S. Voters

Getty As 8 states and Washington D.C. have legalized the possession and sale of cannabis for recreational purposes, and over half the nation has legalized the plant for it’s medicinal values, it seems that voters are increasingly in favor of legalization. Previously, we’ve brought you news of the Gallup Poll, which back in March of this year, found that 61 percent of U.S. voters favored legalization over continuing prohibition – and that over 90 percent were in favor of legalization for medicinal use. Now another poll, conducted by Harvard-Harris Poll, found that 49 percent of voters were in favor...

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