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Uruguay’s neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization

Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America. Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the…  …

Majority of Americans support marijuana legalization for the first time

According to a Gallup poll released today, for the first time, the majority of Americans (58%) say that marijuana should be legalized. The first time Gallup asked this question, in 1969, only 12% favored legalization. Support for legalization has been rising incrementally since then, reaching 28% in the 1980s and…

California voters could get chance to decide ‘open-source’ marijuana legalization initiative

A ballot measure that could grant full marijuana legalization in California has been filed, and the language for the initiative was prepared online using a shared document. Supporters of the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014 have asked the state initiative coordinator to give them permission to circulate…

Kansas rejects marijuana advocacy group’s bid to adopt a highway

The marijuana legalization group Fire It Up Kansas was denied the ability to adopt a highway because, they allege, of their group’s beliefs. “We don’t see any reason for the rejection, other than we like to tell the truth about cannabis,” said founder Mike Golden. State officials say that it’s…

Alaska could be the next state to legalize marijuana

Supporters of marijuana legalization are hoping that Alaska will follow the example set by Colorado and Washington state. Timothy Hinterberger told the Anchorage Daily News that his ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska is about halfway there. Hinterberger, who sponsored the ballot initiative, and his…

Anti-marijuana group: Fed’s new pot policy will cause more driving accidents

A relatively new group, Project SAM, is warning the nation to brace itself for the terrible consequences of legal marijuana. “We can look forward to more drugged driving accidents, more school drop-outs, and poorer health outcomes as a new Big Marijuana industry targeting kids and minorities emerges to fuel the…

Watch live: Senate questions Holder on drug war, drones and gun control

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the Department of Justice’s plans to address marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, along with the department’s recent disclosure that a drone strike on U.S. soil is legally possible. This live video is embedded courtesy of C-SPAN…

NYC’s Mayor Bloomberg: No more automatic jail time for pot possession

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced in a speech on Thursday that he is eliminating mandatory jail time for people arrested with small amounts of marijuana. Arrests for marijuana possession have skyrocketed since he took office and the mayor has made it plain that he does not support marijuana…

Oregon, Maine and California targeted for marijuana legalization in 2016

Fresh off victories in Colorado and Washington, drug reform activists are wondering where the next hotbed for legalization will emerge. The Marijuana Policy Project, a leading group behind those 2012 wins, told Raw Story that they think they know the answers: Oregon, Maine and California. Oregon is particularly of interest…

Democrats and Republicans support Colorado’s marijuana legalization push

During their state convention last weekend, Colorado Democrats adopted a party platform that officially calls for the legalization of marijuana, stopping just short of endorsing the Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiative which seeks to accomplish exactly that later this year. The Democratic Party’s official support for legalization comes about…

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