vote

  1. Ron Strider

    New Jersey Marijuana Legalization: When Will Weed Be Legalized

    The grass is looking greener for New Jersey marijuana users. The idea of legal pot was once a pipe dream for those who so indulged. Not anymore. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has pledged to sign legislation legalizing pot within 100 days of his Jan. 16 inauguration, prompting speculation on what...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: No Mellowing Out In Bid For Last Stockton Cannabis Permit

    City staff is recommending the council approve what would be the fourth and final conditional use permit for establishing a medical cannabis dispensary in Stockton, at Hammer Lane and Holman Road. But a competing cannabis dispenser has filed suit in San Joaquin County Superior Court seeking a...
  3. Ron Strider

    ME: Madison Residents To Decide Whether To Ban Retail Pot Businesses

    Voters in Madison will have one eye on the ballot box in November and one eye on Gov. Paul LePage as the question of marijuana sales is addressed locally and statewide. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Madison Town Office to vote "yes" or "no" on this question: "Shall...
  4. Ron Strider

    Wisconsin Senate Committee OKs Hemp Farming Bill

    The state Senate's agriculture committee has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow Wisconsin farmers to grow hemp. The panel voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the proposal. The vote clears the way for a full floor vote in the Senate. The bill would set up state licenses for...
  5. Ron Strider

    GA: What To Know About Atlanta's Vote To Decriminalize Marijuana

    The Atlanta City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana in a unanimous decision on Monday. This is what to know about the vote and how it impacts weed-related arrests moving forward. HERE IS WHAT'S NEXT After the 15-0 vote from the City Council, the proposed ordinance goes to Atlanta...
  6. Ron Strider

    ME: Committee Hopes To Vote On Marijuana Bill

    A legislative committee plans to consider a bill to double the recreational marijuana sales tax to 20 percent and ban marijuana social clubs until 2019. The Legislature's Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation is set to vote Thursday on whether to recommend the...
  7. Ron Strider

    AK: Each Fairbanks-Area Voter Will Have One, Not Two, Measures To Decide On Oct. 3

    There seems to be some misunderstanding regarding the two Oct. 3 ballot measures about the legalized commercial marijuana industry in the Fairbanks area. Several readers have submitted letters to the editor and opinion columns to the Daily News-Miner declaring "I'm voting yes on both" or "I'm...
  8. Ron Strider

    House GOP Blocks Vote Protecting Medical Marijuana States

    Several lawmakers said Wednesday that GOP leaders won't allow the full House to vote on an amendment that bars the Justice Department from pursuing states that have legalized medical marijuana. Without legislation, states would lose protection they have enjoyed for the past four years, and...
  9. Ron Strider

    MA: Recreational Marijuana Rallies Were Held At Draper Park In Milford

    Both sides of the upcoming local recreational marijuana vote made their case at Draper Memorial Park Saturday morning. Representatives from the Citizens for Responsible Cannabis Retail Sales and Milford CARES (Community Against Recreational Marijuana Retail Establishments) held signs and...
  10. Ron Strider

    WA: Vote On Cannabis Rules Delayed Over Growers Concerns

    Chelan County Commissioners tabled a vote after a contentious hearing Tuesday on the proposed new rules regarding growing marijuana throughout the county. The Wenatchee World reports about 100 growers attended the meeting and those that commented told commissioners about the devastating impact...
  11. Ron Strider

    MA: State Lawmakers Submit Compromise Marijuana Bill

    Retail marijuana shops may be scarce or nonexistent on the Upper Cape next year, based on the latest marijuana legislation and the reaction from a number of elected officials in the local towns. On Monday, July 17, the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a...
  12. Ron Strider

    OH: Lebanon To Vote On Marijuana Issue This Week

    After hours of debate, Lebanon city council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to declare a moratorium on medical marijuana cultivation, processing or distribution within city limits. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program recently revealed basic information about more than 180...
  13. Ron Strider

    PA: West York Council Rejects Marijuana Decriminalization

    After more than an hour of discussion between council members and the public Monday night, the West York Borough Council voted down a proposed ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The ordinance, first proposed by West York Mayor Shawn Mauck in January, was intended to give...
  14. Ron Strider

    NV: Carson Chaos - Pot Tax Killed, ESA Talks Break Down Ahead Of Legislature's End

    Negotiations between Republicans and Democrats over education savings accounts broke down on Thursday when Republicans blocked a recreational marijuana tax that would have funneled money to public schools. The vote is a huge step backwards in discussions over education savings accounts, the...
  15. Ron Strider

    DE: The Medical Marijuana Bill That 10 Senators Refused To Vote On Just Passed

    The legalization of marijuana, both medical and recreational, is currently a hot button issue in Delaware government. On Thursday, the state Senate passed a revised bill that would add to the list of conditions that make a person eligible to receive medical marijuana. Senate Bill 24...
  16. Ron Strider

    Ending Prohibition In NY State: Can It Be Done By Constitutional Convention?

    As cannabis industry leaders gather in Washington, DC, to lobby the nation's congressmen to relax federal laws prohibiting the sale and use of cannabis, medical marijuana and hemp, one group proposes a novel tactic to bypass the NY State legislature and legalize adult-use marijuana by a direct...
  17. Ron Strider

    RI: Lawmakers Consider Studying Marijuana Legalization While Advocates Push For Vote

    The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would create a commission to study the effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in Rhode Island. The 15-member commission would look at the financial impacts of legalization in states like Colorado. Supporters of...
  18. Ron Strider

    Nevada Senators Vote To OK Smoking Pot In Businesses, Among Other Bills

    Several marijuana bills skated through the Senate and Assembly floor with unanimous passage on Tuesday for another deadline, while others passed by the skin of their teeth. Both S.B. 375, which advocates for tribes' rights to establish marijuana facilities, and S.B. 344, which aims to protect...
  19. K

    AK: Fearful Of New Attorney General, Marijuana Board Drops Plans For Cafe-Style Rule

    In a surprise move, Alaska's marijuana control board has abandoned plans for cafe-style regulations that would have allowed marijuana to be consumed in some retail stores. Had the regulations been approved, they would have been the first of their kind in the United States. The 3-2 vote to...
  20. K

    MA: Stoughton Could Be Asked To Vote On Marijuana Again

    Stoughton, MA – Residents in Stoughton could be asked to vote on a ballot question that would ban recreational marijuana sales in town. The selectmen voted Tuesday to request special counsel to draft a ballot question. If the question passes, non-medical marijuana sales in Stoughton would be...