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  1. Ron Strider

    This One Thing Can Stop The Legal Marijuana Initiative New Jersey

    The incoming Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly has yet to indicate whether or not he supports legal marijuana. Speaking at a news conference after he was voted in on Monday, Craig Coughlin, a member of the Assembly since 2010, said he wants to make sure it makes sense before he decides. "As...
  2. Ron Strider

    NJ: Marijuana Legalization Gets Support With Murphy's Win

    Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey say Phil Murphy's win Tuesday night will pave the way for pot legislation. NJ.com reports Democrat Phil Murphy defeated Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno to succeed term-limited Gov. Chris Christie. Murphy is a strong supporter of...
  3. Ron Strider

    NJ: 2017 Election Guide - Where The Candidates Stand On Legalizing Marijuana

    Marijuana legalization is one of the few issues in which your vote for New Jersey governor will really determine the state's next move. After eight years of Gov. Chris Christie's antipathy toward marijuana — going so far as delaying efforts to launch the medical marijuana program — voters will...
  4. Ron Strider

    NJ: Will Marijuana's Future Play A Role In Whom You Vote For

    Technically, legalizing marijuana is not on the ballot next month. But its future could depend on how you vote in the gubernatorial election Nov. 7. Democrat Phil Murphy said he would legalize cannabis as a solution to a social injustice. Blacks have a higher arrest and conviction rate than...
  5. Ron Strider

    WI: Rep. Melissa Sargent: A State Budget Solution That Would Work: Legalize Marijuana

    It's no secret that Wisconsin is in the middle of a severe budget crisis. We are facing a billion-dollar deficit, we can't afford to fix our roads or fund our schools, and middle-class families are struggling to make ends meet. Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in the Legislature have been...
  6. Ron Strider

    CT: Is Legal Marijuana The Lesser Of Three Evils?

    Some Democrats at the State Capitol say marijuana legalization is the most acceptable of three controversial proposals that would raise revenue to help solve the state's red ink problem. Those pushing this say the tax revenue that could be generated on legal marijuana is too significant to be...
  7. Ron Strider

    Gov. Wolf Focused On Medical Marijuana Over Recreational, For Now

    Governor Wolf is not ready to jump on the cannabis bandwagon, even though Pennsylvania voters are warming to the idea of legalizing marijuana, based on a new poll. The Governor acknowledges a majority of folks, 56%, polled by Franklin and Marshall are in favor of legalizing marijuana...
  8. Ron Strider

    80 Percent Of North Carolinians Want Medical Marijuana Legalized, Poll Says

    North Carolinians overwhelmingly want to see medical marijuana legalized, according to a new Elon University poll. Twenty-nine states have signed off on the medical use of marijuana, and a majority of North Carolina voters polled say they want their state to become the 30th — 80 percent say they...
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    Guam: Survey - Recreational Marijuana Lacks Support

    A household survey recently conducted by Simon Sanchez High School students found that 60 percent of Guam's adults oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The advanced placement government students at Sanchez High polled 1,048 individuals older than 21 years of age. Of the 632...
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    WI: Lawmakers Reintroduce Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

    Two Democratic state lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison, and Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, are sponsoring two proposals aimed at legalizing cannabis for medical use. The first, the Compassionate Cannabis...
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    NM: Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

    The two lawmakers hope public opinion is different this time around in order to sway other legislators and Gov. Susana Martinez to legalize recreational marijuana. There are two similar bills, one in the House and one in the Senate. They would legalize small amounts of marijuana, regulate it...
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    Canada Grows Closer To Legalizing Pot

    Legal marijuana in Canada will take the shape of a tightly controlled and heavily regulated market, according to a panel appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The panel was created last year to investigate the issue of marijuana legalization in Canada. They've urged the creation of an...
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    Legalized Marijuana Could Drive A New Tech Boom

    The revolution to legalize marijuana is marching slowly - but steadily - forward. Half of the states in the United States plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana or cannabis for medical use, and more states are legalizing recreational use with each election cycle. In the recent...
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    New Jersey Senate President Gets Behind Legalizing Marijuana

    Trenton, N.J. - New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he intends to take up the issue of legalizing marijuana in the state as soon as the next governor assumes office in 2018. NJ.com reports Gov. Chris Christie has remained steadfast in his assertion that he will veto any bill to...
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    DC: Protesters Push For Legalizing Marijuana At Annual Festival

    Madison - As the ongoing debate on whether to legalize marijuana continues, hundreds of protesters gathered on the steps of the capitol building to rally in support of legalizing the drug. The protest was part of the 46th annual Madison Hemp Festival. Many pro-marijuana activists spoke at the...
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    CA: Legalizing Marijuana Will Protect Immigrants From Deportation

    A drug conviction can cause a permanent resident to lose his or her immigration status and leave the country. That is why the Immigrant Legal Resource Center is supporting Proposition 64, known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or AUMA. ILRC released a report Thursday, available through...
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    AR: Conner Eldridge Comes Out In Support Of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea days after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients. The former federal prosecutor Monday said he backs developing a "responsible" medical marijuana...
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    AR: Conner Eldridge Comes Out In Support Of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea days after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients. The former federal prosecutor Monday said he backs developing a "responsible" medical marijuana...
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    Wisconsin Lawmaker Points To Growing Support For Legalizing Marijuana

    The latest Marquette University Law School poll released this week found 59 percent of respondents support fully legalizing marijuana in Wisconsin and regulating it like alcohol. State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) says lawmakers should be paying attention to a growing wave of...
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    CT: Advocates Hoping To Keep Pot Legalization Issue Alive

    Even though two bills legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Connecticut failed this session, proponents are seeking to keep the issue alive by holding a public informational meeting on the subject. Reps. Juan Candelaria and Toni Walker, both Democrats from New Haven, are seeking...