All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Marijuana legalization’

Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27 million people. Some of that conversation can be attributed to Facebook’s “I’m a Voter” prompt that had people sharing their …

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Marijuana Legalization: Feds Raid Denver Growers as Docs Testify Against Federal Laws

Federal agents and local Denver police raided several marijuana grow operations this week. There was not much said, officially, about the raids, other than a statement from James Gothe, DEA group supervisor in Denver. “It’s a very large and successful investigation,” Gother told The Denver Post. “We’re assisting.” Whether these grow operations were all illegal grows or were state-licensed is …

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Marijuana Legalization: Doctors Argue War on Pot Has ‘No Footing in Reality’

Marijuana legalization, either for medicinal or recreational use, is attracting lots of allies lately that formerly would not have been thought to side with pot. Law enforcement agents and government officials are starting to come around about the damaging effects of a Prohibition-style “War on Drugs”. The general public is seeing that many of the arguments put forth by legalization …

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Marijuana Legalization: DC Plays the Race Card

There are lots of reasons that states and cities have come up with to legalize marijuana, either for medical use or recreational. The medical side of things is pretty well-established. Even if you get the strong feeling that the idea of “medical marijuana” is overused, there is little denying anymore that it certainly does some people a whole lot of …

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Marijuana Legalization: Could It Create Big Tobacco 2.0?

Back in 2013, when former head of Microsoft corporate strategy Jamen Shivley announced that he was intent on developing an upscale medical marijuana retail concern that he dubbed “the Starbucks of marijuana”, heads turned. Shivley claimed this business as his birthright. The company he started is called Diego Pellicer (pronounced Pay-ee Sayer). Diego Pellicer was a real person. According to …

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Marijuana Legalization: New Survey Shows Americans Not Reversing on Legalization Trend

Polling data company CivicScience has released the results of a new poll that show that Americans are more supportive than ever of the idea of legalizing marijuana. In fact, the majority of Americans are behind the idea, and the margin has grown since the last polling three months ago. Respondents were asked the question: “Would you support or oppose a …

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Marijuana Legalization Shocker: Legalized States Have Fewer Painkiller Deaths

In a bit of news that will surely give anti-legalization forces cause for worry, CNN reports that states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes are reporting much lower death tolls due to painkiller overdose. The Journal of the American Medical Association released the supporting data behind this discovery. The study reviewed medical marijuana laws and death certificate data between …

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Marijuana Legalization: The Nightmare of Traveling Between States

The pros and cons of marijuana legalization have been debated for decades, but only recent have moves been made to legalize or even just decriminalize marijuana in entire states within the United States. Those states that have gone the full legalization route, even if only for medical marijuana, have been touting outright improvements in areas that opponents had claimed would …

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Marijuana Legalization: Jeb Bush Just Says No in Florida

Come November, when Floridians go to the ballot box, they will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. The initiative is extremely popular in the Sunshine State, with 88 percent support among residents. Florida’s voters have had the opportunity to see how legalization in varying degrees has panned out in other states. …

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Marijuana Legalization: Colo. Youth Smoking Less Pot

It is a statistic that flies in the face of everything that legalization opponents thought. Despite dire prognostications to the contrary, a new survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reveals that high school-age use of marijuana has dropped from 22% to 20% since pot was legalized there. The thing that makes this even more stunning is …

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Marijuana Legalization: The White House Fights Back

One by one, states are taking matters into their own hands and legalizing marijuana in one form or another. For some, it is for medicinal purposes, commonly called “medical marijuana”. For others, they simply go the route of either “decriminalizing” marijuana — which means reducing possession from a felony to a misdemeanor — or legalizing it entirely. Just because a …

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Marijuana Legalization Debate Creates Sharp Divide

“The Times They Are a-Changin’” sang Bob Dylan in the title track of his 1964 album by the same name. And very few issues underscore how much they’re changing in modern day America than the movement to legalize marijuana. Although marijuana has been regulated as a drug by every state since the mid-1930s, it was first listed as a Schedule …

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