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New Poll Finds Majority of Nevada Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, September, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

New polling shows that a majority of voters in Nevada are in favor legalizing cannabis. The poll’s release comes less than 50 days before voters will get their say on Question 2 to legalize recreational cannabis for everyone 21 and older.

According to the new KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports poll, 53% of voters in Nevada support legalizing cannabis. Just 39% oppose the move, with 8% undecided.

The results mark a modest but steady increase from a KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports poll released in July which found support for legalization to be at 50%, with opposition at 41%; the percentage of undecideds was roughly the same, though slightly higher, at 9%.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-poll-finds-majority-of-nevada-voters-support-legalizing-cannabis/


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1st City in Tennessee Decriminalizes Pot Possession

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, September, 22nd 2016 by THCFinder

Nashville is destined to become the first city in Tennessee to eliminate the criminal penalties associated with the possession of marijuana.

On Tuesday, the Metro Council gave final approval for a decriminalization ordinance that was designed to stop those people busted with up to a half-ounce of weed from being carted off to jail. The measure, which advanced in a vote of 35-to-3, would simply give officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department the ability to slap minor pot offenders with a $50 fine or 10 hours of community service rather than entering them into the criminal justice system.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who previously stated that she is “generally supportive” of decriminalization ordinances, told the Tennessean that she plans to sign the measure into law.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/1st-city-in-tennessee-decriminalizes-pot-possession/


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Los Angeles Times Endorses Proposition 64 to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, September, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

The Los Angeles Times, which is the 4th most distributed newspapers in the United States, has endorsed Proposition 64 to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. This is a particularly big deal considering that the Times opposed Proposition 19 which would have legalized cannabis in 2010.

“On balance, the proposition deserves a “yes” vote”, the Times Editorial Board states in their endorsement article. “It is ultimately better for public health, for law and order and for society if marijuana is a legal, regulated and controlled product for adults. Proposition 64 — while not perfect — offers a logical, pragmatic approach to legalization that also would give lawmakers and regulators the flexibility to change the law to address the inevitable unintended consequences.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/los-angeles-times-endorses-proposition-64-legalize-recreational-cannabis/


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New Poll has Massachusetts’ Cannabis Legalization Initiative Winning this November

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, September, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

With less than two months before election day in November, a new WBUR/MassINC poll has found that Massachusetts voters are prepared to pass Question 4 to legalize cannabis.

According to the poll, 50% of voters in the state plan to vote “Yes” on Question 4, with 45% planning to vote “No”. Just 5% remain undecided.

According to the poll, 80% of voters feel that even if they don’t support legalizing cannabis, they don’t believe that consuming it is “morally wrong”. Just 14% do, with 6% undecided.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-poll-massachusetts-legalization-initiative-winning-november/


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Massachusetts Officials Move to Allow Nurses to Recommend Medical Cannabis, Other Changes

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, September, 18th 2016 by THCFinder

The Massachusetts Department of Health has presented to the Public Health Council new suggested rules that would overhaul the state’s medical cannabis law to make it easier for patients and those wanting to become patients. The new rules will go through a public comment period this fall before being voted on by the Public Health Council, which is an appointed board of physicians, consumer advocates and educational professionals.

Under the proposed rules, nurse practitioners would be legally qualified to recommend medical cannabis to patients, whereas under current law this authority is exclusive to physicians. If the change becomes official, Massachusetts would join Vermont, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington and New Hampshire as states that allow nurses to recommend medical cannabis.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/massachusetts-officials-move-allow-nurses-recommend-medical-cannabis-changes/


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American Legion Calls for US Government to Reschedule Cannabis

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, September, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

The American Legion wants the United States government to get serious, once and for all, about removing the cannabis plant from the confines of its Schedule I classification.

Earlier last week, the Legion passed a resolution at its annual convention aimed at persuading congressional powers to reschedule marijuana to a classification that will bring about more research opportunities. The goal of this newfound decree is to get the federal government to consider lifting some of the restrictions that have long since prevented cannabis from being considered medicine for those soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

The resolution reads:

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/american-legion-calls-for-us-government-to-reschedule-cannabis/


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