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NORML official: Marijuana legalization will win big on Election Day; here’s why – Cannabis News

Voters in five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – will decide this November on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and retail sale of marijuana.

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NORML official: Marijuana legalization will win big on Election Day; here’s why – Cannabis News

Voters in five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – will decide this November on ballot initiatives seeking to legalize and regulate the adult use, production, and retail sale of marijuana.

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51-foot marijuana joint coming to Philly for the DNC – Cannabis News

Activists celebrate the strides they've made in a once intractable issue in recent years.

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51-foot marijuana joint coming to Philly for the DNC – Cannabis News

Activists celebrate the strides they've made in a once intractable issue in recent years.

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NORML Unveils its 2016 Congressional Scorecard – Marijuana News

The organization’s Congressional Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records.

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NORML Unveils its 2016 Congressional Scorecard – Marijuana News

The organization’s Congressional Scorecard is an all-encompassing database that assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to members of Congress based on their marijuana-related comments and voting records.

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Some students look to presidential candidates' marijuana policies to determine how to vote – Marijuana News

With only 22 primaries and caucuses left and the general election fast approaching, some college students are looking beyond typical candidate platforms to determine their choice for president.

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Some students look to presidential candidates' marijuana policies to determine how to vote – Marijuana News

With only 22 primaries and caucuses left and the general election fast approaching, some college students are looking beyond typical candidate platforms to determine their choice for president.

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National marijuana group endorses Issue 3 in Ohio, with reservations

The flag of Ohio at Sawyer Point in in Cincinnati, Ohio. Image: Jeff Kubina via Wikimedia Commons

Jackie Borchardt ~ Cleveland.com ~

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's Issue 3 received its first endorsement from a national marijuana advocacy group, but the group says the proposed constitutional amendment is not the best way to legalize marijuana.

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NORML: Marijuana reform hinges on state politics

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Bruce Kennedy ~ WeedWorthy ~

A top NORML official says the number of states that vote in favor of legalizing or decriminalizing cannabis next year will affect the legal marijuana movement’s momentum.

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California City Creates Innovation Zone for Marijuana

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The city of Arcata has created what is believed to be the nation’s first-ever land use designation specifically meant to promote and regulate the production of marijuana and cannabis-related products.
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Mom who uses medical marijuana faces up to 30 years in prison

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With a wave of legalization measures in recent years, marijuana in some form is now legal in 38 states. But in the 12 where it is not — a swath of the west and Midwest, including Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, and in the rust belt states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania — parents whose use of the drug would be legal elsewhere are losing their children and often seen as irresponsible parenting pariahs.
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Miami-Dade's plan for a $100 pot fine faces key vote Wednesday

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A proposal that would create a $100 fine for marijuana possession in Miami-Dade gets its first hearing before county commissioners Wednesday, a key test for a law designed to keep minor pot offenses out of the criminal system.
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Tennessee NORML makes final push for decriminalizing marijuana

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Stephanie Langston ~ WKRN
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It’s the final push for those that want to decriminalize marijuana in Nashville. Tennessee Norml, the group leading the efforts, still needs thousands of signatures to get their measure on the Metro general election ballot.
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Meet Mr. Marijuana

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NORTHAMPTON — The response to Dick Evans at the State House was not warm.
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