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  1. Ron Strider

    These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

    After four of five statewide marijuana legalization ballot initiatives were approved by voters in 2016, no additional states ended cannabis prohibition in 2017 (though New Hampshire did decriminalize possession of the drug and West Virginia allowed its medical use). Now, a number of states...
  2. Ron Strider

    OH: Group To Announce 'Free Market' Recreational Marijuana Ballot Measure

    Recreational marijuana will get another big push starting today. One of the men behind the failed ballot issue from two years ago has come up with a new campaign. Jimmy Gould, co-founder of Responsible Ohio, at a morning press conference will announce a new ballot issue to change Ohio's...
  3. Ron Strider

    Marijuana In Ohio: Details Of New Ballot Initiative Coming Monday

    Some of the team behind the failed effort to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use in Ohio in 2015 are going back to voters again next year. Jimmy Gould, a backer of the 2015 statewide ballot issue, is expected to announce Monday that he and others are backing the "Free Market...
  4. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Plan Might Be Coming To 2018 Ohio Ballot

    Another issue to legalize marijuana might be heading to the Ohio ballot next year. The effort will be announced Monday. Jimmy Gould plans a new issue called the Ohio Constitutional Amendment for Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana. Gould was the key financial backer of the marijuana...
  5. Ron Strider

    CA: County Officials, Possible VHR, Cannabis Measures On Ballot This June

    This June, South Lake Tahoe and El Dorado County residents will vote on a number of county and state representatives – and those in the city may have two extra questions on the ballot: one on vacation home rentals and the other on cannabis. Two notices of intent to circulate petition were...
  6. Ron Strider

    MI: Group Behind Marijuana Legalization Push Needs $30K Before Turning In Signatures

    The group behind the latest effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan says it has enough signatures to make the 2018 ballot, but has to clear a fundraising hurdle before submitting them to the state. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol owes about $30,000 to National...
  7. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Won Tuesday's Elections

    Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Both of those elections -- as well as the results of a number of local races across the country -- will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana. Here's an overview of cannabis-specific ballot measures that voters approved...
  8. Ron Strider

    Michigan Marijuana Proposals Head To The Ballot

    The latest fight over marijuana in Detroit hits the polls on Nov. 7. On an otherwise pretty spare ballot there will be two questions put to voters that arrived via petition initiatives run by a group called Citizens for Sensible Cannabis Reform. Neither of the proposals, as they appear on the...
  9. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Signature drive Tops 200,000

    Voters in Michigan could see marijuana legislation on the ballot in 2018. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol says it's close to having enough petition signatures to get on the ballot in November 2018. They say they have passed 200,000 signatures of the 252,523 needed. In...
  10. Ron Strider

    Now The Real Work Begins: Medical Cannabis Advocates Cleared To Collect Signatures

    Efforts to put a medical cannabis initiative on the voting ballot reached a new milestone Thursday when Lt. Governor Spencer Cox granted approval to the Utah Patients Coalition to begin gathering petition signatures. "Now the real work begins," said DJ Schanz, co-director of the...
  11. Ron Strider

    SD: Ballot Measure 'Typo' Could Cost Recreational Marijuana Campaign

    A writing error might cost a ballot measure campaign its chances of legalizing recreational marijuana in South Dakota next year. A marijuana advocacy group has been gathering signatures for four months in support of a ballot measure intended to legalize small amounts of marijuana. The way...
  12. Ron Strider

    MI: Marijuana Ordinance Petition Drive's Fate In Clerk's Hands

    One day after City Council set a public hearing for a medical marijuana ordinance, a petition drive aimed to put a different ordinance on the fall ballot created political pressure at City Hall. During Tuesday's Election Commission meeting, City Clerk Chris Swope said he needs more time to...
  13. dieselskunk

    Mass House repeals and replaces Nov Ballot - And wants fingerprinting for workers

    Well leave it up to the greedy bastards on Beacon Hill. The Ballot passed last Nov has been repealed. Now they have a 28% tax not 12% . Thank this jack wagon ; Rep. Mark Cusack, the House chairman of the Marijuana Policy Committee. They also want fingerprinting of anyone owning or working in...
  14. Ron Strider

    LDS Church Weighs In On Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative In Utah

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could have a significant impact on the upcoming ballot initiative for medical marijuana in Utah. The LDS Church, which weighs in on moral and social issues, has spoken out against recreational cannabis ballot initiatives in the past. Asked by...
  15. Ron Strider

    Oklahomans To Vote On Medical Cannabis

    A ballot measure was recently approved to be placed on the ballot in Oklahoma for the 2018 cycle that could bring medical marijuana to the state. While many state programs have been created by the legislature, some states have done so through ballot measure, such as Arkansas and Florida. With...
  16. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Advocates File To Get It On The Utah Ballot In 2018

    Advocates for medical marijuana have filed the necessary paperwork to get the issue before voters in 2018. In an emotional news conference on Monday, patients and advocates tearfully described how medical cannabis could provide help and support. They expressed frustration that the Utah State...
  17. Ron Strider

    CA: Modesto Moves Closer Toward Taxing Marijuana Businesses

    Modesto officials Tuesday will continue their discussion about putting a marijuana tax on the November ballot. The City Council will consider a proposed cannabis business tax of as much as 10 percent on companies' gross revenues. The tax would apply to medical and nonmedical marijuana...
  18. Ron Strider

    CO: Pot Plant Law May See Ballot Challenge

    Gov. John Hickenlooper hasn't signed the bill yet, but there's already a citizens' effort to block it if he does. The measure, HB1220, would limit to 16 the number of marijuana plants that can be grown on residential property, down from the current 99. As is allowed by law, a citizens'...
  19. Ron Strider

    Utah Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative To Go For The Whole Plant

    Backers of a medical marijuana ballot initiative tell FOX 13 they plan to ask voters to approve whole plant cannabis when it goes before voters next year. "There are many Utahns who need the full spectrum cannabis," said Connor Boyack, who is acting as a consultant for the ballot initiative...
  20. Ron Strider

    SD: Organization Looks To Get Marijuana Legalization On The 2018 Ballot

    "Signer beware" is the message from a pro-pot organization in South Dakota that's hoping to bring the issue of marijuana legalization to the ballot next year. New Approach South Dakota isn't talking about the two petitions they have circulating to legalize marijuana for medical and recreational...