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Massachusetts Poll: 57 Percent Support For Legalizing Marijuana For Adults

Category: News | Posted on Fri, April, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

Massachusetts has been in the news a lot lately for marijuana policy. There is a campaign working very hard in Massachusetts to legalize recreational marijuana for adults. Opponents have been very vocal, especially lately, in their opposition to the campaign. If Massachusetts legalized in 2016, it would become a hotbed for cannabis because of where it is geographically located. A poll was released yesterday which found very strong support for such a public policy change. Per MassLive:

Massachusetts voters today strongly support a 2016 ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana, according to a poll released Thursday by the Western New England University Polling Institute.

On the marijuana question, the poll found that 57 percent of respondents favor legalizing recreational marijuana for adults, with just 35 percent opposed and 7 percent undecided.

Democratic and independent voters support legalizing marijuana by large margins, while Republicans oppose it. More men than woman support legalization, and the strongest support for legalization comes from young voters. Among voters age 18 to 39, 74 percent back legalizing marijuana. Geographically, support for marijuana legalization was strongest in Western Massachusetts and Greater Boston, which are also regions that are heavily Democratic.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/massachusetts-poll-57-percent-support-for-legalizing-marijuana-for-adults/


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Marijuana company wants naming rights to Denver Broncos stadium

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

The Denver Broncos could be looking for a new sponsor name for its home stadium in the future.

One potential sponsor is Native Roots, a marijuana dispensary company.

The current name of the Broncos' stadium is Sports Authority Field at Mile High. However, Sports Authority has filed for bankruptcy and may not be able to afford the $6 million annual payment to the Broncos.

Native Roots is one of Colorado's largest marijuana dispensaries, having expanded from one company to 14 outlets during the past year. A co-founder of the company said it is fully ready to make a multi-million dollar commitment if the contract between Sports Authority Field at Mile High and Sports Authority ends. 

Read More:http://www.oregonlive.com/nfl/index.ssf/2016/04/marijuana_company_wants_naming.html


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Rhode Island Finally Gets a Hearing for Recreational Marijuana Bill

Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

Marijuana advocates have been eyeballing Rhode Island for the past couple of years as being a prime candidate to become one of the first states to end prohibition by way of the state legislature, but so far lawmakers have missed every opportunity to bring this progressive ideal to fruition.

However, despite House speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s indecision over the issue and his suggestion that Rhode Island should wait to see what happens in Massachusetts before taking any action, a key House committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on Tuesday that could finally give way to marijuana being taxed and regulated throughout the state in a manner similar to alcohol. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/rhode-island-finally-gets-hearing-recreational-marijuana-bill


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In California, Marijuana Is Smelling More Like Big Business

Category: News | Posted on Tue, April, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

ADELANTO, Calif. — After decades of thriving in legally hazy backyards and basements, California’s most notorious crop, marijuana, is emerging from the underground into a decidedly capitalist era.

Under a new state law, marijuana businesses will be allowed to turn a profit — which has been forbidden since 1996, when California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis — and limits on the number of plants farmers can grow will be eliminated.

The opening of the marijuana industry here to corporate dollars has caused a mad scramble, with out-of-state investors, cannabis retailers and financially struggling municipalities all racing to grab a piece of what is effectively a new industry in California: legalized, large-scale marijuana farming. 

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/12/us/in-california-marijuana-is-smelling-more-like-big-business.html?_r=0


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Florida: Despite Marijuana Decriminalization Ordinances, Cops Keep Throwing Users in Jail

Category: News | Posted on Tue, April, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Although the City of Tampa recently approved an ordinance decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, many local law enforcement agencies say they plan to continue throwing stoners in jail.

A report from WFLA News Chanel 8 in Florida indicates that the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees the city of Tampa and its outlying areas, refuses to recognize a new decriminalization ordinance that allows police to simply issue a citation to anyone caught holding less than 20 grams of pot. Instead, the county’s leading law enforcement agency has advised its deputies that marijuana possession remains against state law, and that means forcing offenders to answer to criminal charges.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/florida-despite-marijuana-decriminalization-ordinances-cops-keep-throwing-users-jail


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Pot-in-Schools Debate Returns to Colorado

Category: News | Posted on Mon, April, 11th 2016 by THCFinder

DENVER (AP) -- A new Colorado law allowing medical marijuana use at public schools is getting a second look. That's because no school districts are allowing it, even though the law says they can.

A bill up for its first vote in a state House committee Monday would make Colorado the second state to require schools to allow nurses or caregivers to administer medical pot.

Supporters of the bill say that school districts are dragging their feet on allowing school nurses to give cannabis-based oils or allow students to wear cannabis patches. The law does not allow the use of smoked marijuana on a school campus.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/pot-schools-debate-returns-colorado


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