Election 2016: Can Marijuana Sweep in All Nine States?
Marijuana prohibition in the United States could be dealt a major blow in November, with five states voting on legalizing the adult recreational use of cannabis.
If current polling trends are any indication, voters in all five states — Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada — are likely to approve their respective legalization measures. that would double the number of jurisdictions in the United States that have ended prohibition.
Voters in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have all approved measures to legalize, tax and regulate adult cannabis sales, while voters in the District of Columbia have passed a law that allows adults to grow and possess (but not purchase) marijuana.
Surplus Cannabis Taxes to be Used to Combat School Bullying
Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica has long bemoaned its reputation as the land of ganja.
It has enforced draconian drug laws and spent millions on public education to stem its distinction as a pot mecca. But its role as a major supplier of illicit marijuana to the United States and its international image — led by the likes of Bob Marley, whose Rastafarian faith considers smoking up a religious act — have been too strong to overcome.
Now, its leaders smell something else: opportunity.
Microgrowers Get Protection in California
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill making life easier for cannabis micro-farmers in the state.
The bill defines them as growers with less than 2500 sq. ft. canopy size for mixed-light cultivation, up to 25 mature plants outdoors, or less than 500 sq. ft. indoors.
The bill was sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Wood, whose North Coast district starts on the Oregon border and stretches down the state’s so-called “North Coast” almost to San Francisco. It includes the fabled counties of Humboldt and Mendocino.
Congress Extends Prohibition on Government Interfering with State Medical Cannabis Laws
'F**k It I Quit' Reporter Charlo Greene Could Face 24 Years in Prison
Although reporter turned marijuana advocate Charlo Greene launched into infamy a couple of years ago when she said “Fuck it, I quit” during her final newscast on Alaska’s KTVA, very few people are aware that she is currently at risk of being sent to prison for the next two decades for “misconduct involving a controlled substance.”
Calling her case a “modern day lynching,” Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, recently expressed concern on her blog over the fact that the entire world seemed to join in to spread the word of her saying “fuck” on live television back in 2014, but very few have stepped up to lend any support for the criminal case hanging over her head due to her cannabis club debacle.
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