referendum

  1. Ron Strider

    IL: Cook County Voters To Be Asked Next Year About Legalizing Marijuana

    Cook County voters will get their say on whether recreational marijuana use should be made legal for adults in Illinois, after commissioners on Wednesday voted to put that question on the March primary ballot. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the advisory referendum. Board President...
  2. Ron Strider

    IL: Question About Legalizing Marijuana Could Go On Cook County Ballots

    Cook County commissioners on Wednesday will decide whether to put on the ballot a question asking voters if recreational marijuana use by people 21 and older should be legalized. The referendum is advisory only, so weed would not become legal if the question is approved in the March 20...
  3. Ron Strider

    CA: Lompoc Residents Aim To Put Brakes On Cannabis Ordinance, Others To Oust Mayor

    As the city of Lompoc moves toward full implementation of its recently approved cannabis ordinance, there is a faction of residents within the city working to put the fate of the new law into the hands of the voters, while a separate group is looking to potentially force out the city's top...
  4. Ron Strider

    ME: Bill To Regulate Recreational Marijuana Is In The Hands Of Cannabis Critic LePage

    Gov. Paul LePage has 10 days to decide whether to sign a marijuana bill adopted by state legislators in special session Monday. The two-term Republican has sent mixed messages on the measure that passed in both houses but fell shy of the two-thirds majority required to override a...
  5. Ron Strider

    ME: Adult-Use Marijuana Bill Carefully Crafted To Make Industry, Communities Safer

    Last November, Maine citizens narrowly passed a referendum to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. Once that referendum was passed, the Legislature was tasked with the critical, and considerable, responsibility of implementing the law. Seventeen lawmakers from both parties...
  6. Ron Strider

    New Zealand To Hold Cannabis Referendum Within Three Years

    New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalizing the recreational use of cannabis in the next three years, its prime minister-elect has pledged. Jacinda Ardern said she did not personally support imprisoning people for using cannabis but wanted to hear New Zealanders' views. Ms Ardern...
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    NZ: 'Medical Cannabis Products' Are Pharmaceutical Cannabinoids

    The National and Labour parties only support pharmaceutical cannabinoids and have no intention of allowing medical cannabis in its natural form, the Cannabis Party says. National is considering reducing the bureaucracy for pharmaceutical product Sativex, however it will still be too expensive...
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    WI: State Senators Aim For Medical Marijuana

    Madison, WI - State Senate Democrats are proposing action on medical marijuana in Wisconsin. A bill to allow use of medical marijuana, as well as a non-binding statewide referendum. Both from Senators Lena Taylor of Milwaukee and Jon Erpenbach of Middleton. Erpenbach said he's hopeful that at...
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    Pot Is Legal In Massachusetts - What Do Opposing Towns Do Now?

    Cambridge and Braintree, Mass. - One ride on Boston's Red Line subway is enough to span the spectrum of Massachusetts's mixed feelings about legalizing recreational marijuana. In Boston's Harvard Square, where the smell of pot in places wafts through the streets, Cambridge residents are...
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    ME: Marijuana Referendum Campaign Intensifies

    With the election a month away, Maine marijuana advocates are airing television ads in an effort to overcome resistance from law enforcement groups, concerned parents and some members of the medical cannabis community to get recreational use of marijuana approved in the state. Pro-marijuana...
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    ME: What Happens If Marijuana Referendum Passes?

    York County - Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap has announced the order in which five citizens' referendum questions will be laid out for the November general election ballot, and Question 1 will ask Mainers if they want to legalize recreational use of marijuana. For some York County...
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    Marijuana Supporters Pushing For Binding Referendum

    Surprise and disappointment have turned to a unique history-making opportunity for a group of people wanting a $1 fine for possession of marijuana in Monona. Members of Madison NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), led by President Nate Petreman of Monona, are...
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    Petition Deadline On Marijuana Referendum Is Wednesday

    The final push is on this weekend to gather signatures on a pair of petitions for medical and recreational marijuana referenda in Knox County. The deadline is Wednesday at the close of business, according to Cliff Rodgers, Knox County's elections commissioner. Rodgers said that roughly 16,500...
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    NE: Medical Marijuana Referendum Faces Tough Fight

    An effort to get a medical marijuana referendum on the November ballot faces an uphill battle. Advocates of a medical marijuana bill that failed in the Nebraska Legislature have united behind an effort to place the issue on the ballot. However, group leaders say they may not be able to...