Strong Signs Massachusetts Voters Are Ready to Embrace Marijuana Legalization

Are the voters in Massachusetts ready to embrace marijuana legalization in 2012? Analysis of the vote on local marijuana legalization advisory ballot question strongly points to yes. Massachusetts allows for citizens to place non-binding local “public policy questions” on the ballot. This year, in several precincts, voters weighed in on whether their local representatives should…

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New Zealand Legalizes Medical Marijuana

The Government has legalised medicinal cannabis, but many multiple sclerosis patients allowed to use the commercial form of the drug will have difficulty paying for it, says Multiple Sclerosis Society national director Rosie Gallagher. “It’s something we’ve been watching for a while, and it’s exciting to hear that its been approved we’d just love to…

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Hemp Is the Far Bigger Economic Issue Hiding Behind Legal Marijuana

From Alternet.org If the upcoming pot legalization ballot in California were decided by hemp farmers like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, it would be no contest. For purely economic reasons, if you told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 that the nation they were founding would someday make hemp illegal, they would have laughed you out…

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Progressive Ins. Founder Donates To Legalize It in CA

From StopTheDrugWar.com Proposition 19, California’s tax and regulate pot initiative, has received yet another large late donation, this one from Progressive Insurance founder Peter Lewis, who announced Saturday he was donating $209,500 for the effort. “I’m supporting the campaign because I support common-sense reform of the nation’s drug laws,” Lewis said Saturday in a statement…

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