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« Reply #250 on: September 23, 2014, 02:51:00 pm »
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A newly launched campaign to allow for the recreational use of marijuana in Arizona in 2016 is just the latest in what will likely be a slew of state-level legalization efforts for the next election cycle.

A local chapter of the Marijuana Policy Project, the advocacy group that helped legalize marijuana in Colorado, has formed a committee to push the same in Arizona, the Arizona Republic reports. But the Grand Canyon State is just one of a dozen states where the group plans to focus its efforts in the coming years.

MPP has set its sights on passing legalization in about a dozen states by 2017. It plans to focus on legalizing marijuana legislatively in Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont in the coming years, while the group hopes to use the initiative process to achieve the same goal in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.

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If all 50 states legalized cannabis today, they'd be collectively raking in more than $3 billion a year in taxes.

That's according to NerdWallet, a personal finance site, which forecasts a total $3.1 billion annual windfall for state governments that legalize the popular plant.

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NerdWallet's estimate assumed a flat, 15 percent excise tax on marijuana -- the same as Colorado's excise tax on recreational marijuana sales. NerdWallet added state and local sales taxes to that figure.

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In 2010, Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron estimated more than $8 billion in annual savings in law enforcement costs if marijuana were legalized.
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« Reply #251 on: September 25, 2014, 06:24:39 pm »
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Closer than I'd expect in OR: only passing 44/40.
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« Reply #252 on: September 25, 2014, 06:32:03 pm »
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Closer than I'd expect in OR: only passing 44/40.

Oregonians are probably just worried that the marijuana will contain fluoride or gluten.
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« Reply #253 on: October 13, 2014, 07:29:10 pm »
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For the fun of it, here's the potential Weed '16 map, assuming all the currently planned ballot iniatives pass.



90% Fully legalized
70% Medical + Decrim
50% Medical
30% Decrim
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« Reply #254 on: October 13, 2014, 07:35:43 pm »
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« Reply #255 on: October 13, 2014, 08:37:14 pm »
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For the fun of it, here's the potential Weed '16 map, assuming all the currently planned ballot iniatives pass.



90% Fully legalized
70% Medical + Decrim
50% Medical
30% Decrim

You forgot DC!
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« Reply #256 on: October 13, 2014, 11:31:01 pm »
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For the fun of it, here's the potential Weed '16 map, assuming all the currently planned ballot iniatives pass.



90% Fully legalized
70% Medical + Decrim
50% Medical
30% Decrim

You forgot DC!
Good catch, fixed!
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« Reply #257 on: October 17, 2014, 03:10:10 pm »
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An overwhelming majority of voters in Virginia support the legalization of medical marijuana, but are divided over legalizing pot for recreational use, according to a new poll.

The survey released by Quinnipiac University on Monday found 84 percent of Virginia voters back medical marijuana.

Meanwhile, 46 percent support legalizing marijuana for personal use, with 48 percent opposing that move.

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/10/16/delaware-poll-legalize-marijuana/17385917/

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Want legal weed in Delaware? You're easily in the majority, according to a new University of Delaware poll that finds 56 percent of Delawareans support legalization of marijuana use.

The university polled 902 Delaware adults between Sept. 10 and 22, finding just 39 percent opposed to legalization. Delawareans older than 60 and self-identified conservatives were the only groups to express deep opposition, while young adults and liberals drove the support.

Support for legalization crossed racial and geographic boundaries, with poll respondents in all three counties saying they back legal marijuana.

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A growing number of North Carolina voters support legalization of marijuana, according to a new poll.

A recent Public Policy Polling survey found 63 percent believe doctors should have the right to prescribe marijuana for medical use – up from 58 percent a year ago.

But a plurality – 48 percent – still don’t think marijuana should be legal, as it is in Colorado and soon Washington, compared to 42 percent who believe it should be legal for adult purchase. The legalization figures is up from January 2013, when just 39 percent of voters supported it.

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« Reply #258 on: October 17, 2014, 03:21:58 pm »
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Closer than I'd expect in OR: only passing 44/40.

It was polled again last week by a different firm showing 52% yes, 41% opposed, and 7% undecided: http://www.opb.org/news/article/voter-turnout-will-tip-the-scales-on-legal-pot-measure/

Ballots were mailed out a few days ago (I received mine yesterday) so hopefully it's looking good.
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« Reply #259 on: October 17, 2014, 04:16:15 pm »
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90% Fully legalized
70% Medical + Decrim
50% Medical
30% Decrim

I am not sure Massachusetts would vote to legalize weed in 2016, it would be a tossup. If some group comes in, similar to the euthanize referendum, they could probably get the referendum to fail. I'll be voting for it, depending on the specifics of the proposal, but I am not really confident it would pass.
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« Reply #260 on: October 31, 2014, 12:51:08 pm »
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http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReport.aspx?g=75ff4fa8-60ee-470b-af50-0934993b283d&c=16
Legalization leading 52 - 41 in Oregon.
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« Reply #261 on: November 01, 2014, 12:08:51 am »
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this article from the LA Times is obviously written from an anti-pot POV, but it does explain how millions in cash have flowed in from a) police and medical groups that shake in their boots and b) Sheldon Adelson, who is probably just weird.  the cash has given the anti-pot side in AK, WA, and FL some new life.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pot-legalization-20141030-story.html
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« Reply #262 on: November 01, 2014, 12:14:41 am »
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as for trying to project where we'll be sitting with all of this after 2016, a lot depends on how the next president will handle the situation.  no doubt some of them might come in guns blazing to shut down both the medical and recreational pot industries, and with pot still Sched I (no recognized medical purpose) according to federal law, the Justice Dept. should be able to get an injunction to shut down every pot distributor in the country almost immediately if they so desire.
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« Reply #263 on: November 01, 2014, 11:26:46 am »
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as for trying to project where we'll be sitting with all of this after 2016, a lot depends on how the next president will handle the situation.  no doubt some of them might come in guns blazing to shut down both the medical and recreational pot industries, and with pot still Sched I (no recognized medical purpose) according to federal law, the Justice Dept. should be able to get an injunction to shut down every pot distributor in the country almost immediately if they so desire.

I assume a question along these lines will be asked during the GOP primary debates. Should be some fun answers!
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« Reply #264 on: November 20, 2014, 02:31:32 pm »
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After passing in Oregon and Alaska this cycle, activists have already gathered enough signatures to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in Nevada for 2016.

Marijuana legalization has been on the ballot in Nevada before. It got 39% in 2002, and 44% in 2006.
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« Reply #265 on: November 20, 2014, 02:39:37 pm »
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After passing in Oregon and Alaska this cycle, activists have already gathered enough signatures to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in Nevada for 2016.

Marijuana legalization has been on the ballot in Nevada before. It got 39% in 2002, and 44% in 2006.

I'm almost certain it will pass this time. Public opinion has shifted dramatically since the last vote.

California needs to be targeted again as well.
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« Reply #266 on: November 20, 2014, 02:44:01 pm »
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After passing in Oregon and Alaska this cycle, activists have already gathered enough signatures to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in Nevada for 2016.

Marijuana legalization has been on the ballot in Nevada before. It got 39% in 2002, and 44% in 2006.

I'm almost certain it will pass this time. Public opinion has shifted dramatically since the last vote.

California needs to be targeted again as well.

They're on it.
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« Reply #267 on: November 20, 2014, 03:25:42 pm »
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So...what states are going to have 2016 referenda? I know Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and California are likely to go for it. I've heard that Arkansas (LOL), Michigan, and Arizona are other likely candidates for a 2016 referenda.
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« Reply #268 on: November 20, 2014, 05:12:01 pm »
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So...what states are going to have 2016 referenda? I know Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and California are likely to go for it. I've heard that Arkansas (LOL), Michigan, and Arizona are other likely candidates for a 2016 referenda.

Arkansas should focus on medical. They were so close in 2012, they'd probably get it in 2016.
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« Reply #269 on: November 21, 2014, 03:58:06 am »
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So...what states are going to have 2016 referenda? I know Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and California are likely to go for it. I've heard that Arkansas (LOL), Michigan, and Arizona are other likely candidates for a 2016 referenda.

It's potentially any state with initiatives where it's polling good:



^^ Couldn't hurt to try Ohio and Montana too. In related news, Measure 91 hits 56% in Oregon. Good results for a mid-term.
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« Reply #270 on: March 14, 2015, 12:21:01 pm »
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Nevada's legalization initiative is officially on the ballot next year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/14/first-marijuana-legalization-ballot-measure-set-for-2016-advocates-say/

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Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016.

Nevada state lawmakers had until Saturday to take action on the ballot measure, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use, but adjourned on Friday without voting on it, the Marijuana Policy Project notes in a statement. As a result, the initiative, for which the group collected nearly twice the necessary signatures, is destined for the 2016 ballot, they say.

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The group was behind the successful legalization ballot measures in Colorado in 2012 and Alaska in 2014. Other groups helped successfully pass legalization in Washington in 2012 and Oregon in 2014. Those four state laws were approved by voters, but MPP is now targeting both ballots and legislatures to spread similar measures.
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« Reply #271 on: March 15, 2015, 06:59:45 pm »
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Nevada's legalization initiative is officially on the ballot next year: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/14/first-marijuana-legalization-ballot-measure-set-for-2016-advocates-say/

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Hoping to build on consecutive electoral victories, advocates say they have secured the first state marijuana legalization ballot measure for 2016.

Nevada state lawmakers had until Saturday to take action on the ballot measure, which would legalize marijuana for recreational use, but adjourned on Friday without voting on it, the Marijuana Policy Project notes in a statement. As a result, the initiative, for which the group collected nearly twice the necessary signatures, is destined for the 2016 ballot, they say.

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The group was behind the successful legalization ballot measures in Colorado in 2012 and Alaska in 2014. Other groups helped successfully pass legalization in Washington in 2012 and Oregon in 2014. Those four state laws were approved by voters, but MPP is now targeting both ballots and legislatures to spread similar measures.

The Western states are slaughtering the rest of the country with marijuana rights (the most important issue of our generation)
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« Reply #272 on: March 22, 2015, 01:20:05 pm »
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Ten companies in Ohio are collecting signatures for a ballot measure there that would legalize marijuana...sold by those ten companies. This official state weed monopoly measure will be interesting.
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