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Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons

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Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons | NORML

Florida voters today passed Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions. Under Florida law, first-time possession of marijuana in amounts greater than 20 grams (less than one ounce) is classified under state law as a felony offense. Only one other state, Arizona, classifies minor marijuana offenses so […]

Florida Voters Pass Amendment Restoring Voting Rights to Marijuana Felons | The Daily Chronic

 

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Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use

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Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use | Marijuana Policy Project

Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election. Michigan is the 10th state to make marijuana possession legal for adults 21 and older, and it is the ninth state to […]

Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use | The Daily Chronic

 

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Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights

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Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights | Drug Policy Alliance

This Election Day showed the burgeoning political clout of the drug policy reform movement, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana and to end the broader war on drugs in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally. Michigan voters approved Proposal 1, a ballot initiative to legalize, regulate and […]

Michigan Becomes First State in Midwest to Legalize Marijuana, As Missouri Approves Medical Marijuana and Florida Restores Felony Voting Rights | The Daily Chronic

 

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Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid

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Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid | Paul Armentano

One of Congress’ most powerful and vocal marijuana prohibitionists, Republican Pete Sessions of Texas, failed in his re-election bid for Congress’ 32nd District. Sessions was defeated by Democratic challenger Colin Allred. Representative Sessions used his position as Chairman of the House Rules Committee to block House floor members from voting on over three-dozen marijuana-related amendments during his leadership tenure. […]

Texas: Leading Marijuana Prohibitionist Fails in Congressional Re-Election Bid | The Daily Chronic

 

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Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults

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Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults | NORML

With the approval of voter-initiated Proposal 1, Michigan has become the 10th state to legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “Voters in Michigan sent a resounding rebuke to their state’s failed policy of prohibition and elected to follow a new, more sensible path of regulation and legalization. […]

Michigan Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Proposition 1 Legalizing the Retail Sale of Marijuana for Adults | The Daily Chronic

 

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Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah

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Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah | NORML

With the approval of Proposition 2, Utah has become the 33rd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The vote comes ahead of a proposed special legislative session of the Utah legislature to address specific rules and regulations governing medical cannabis patient access. “It is our hope […]

Voters Approve Proposition 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Utah | The Daily Chronic

 

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Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms

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Green Wave: Marijuana Initiatives Go Three for Four in Midterms | Phillip Smith

The expansion of legal marijuana continued apace in Tuesday’s elections, with medical marijuana initiatives winning in Missouri and Utah and recreational marijuana winning in Michigan. The only loss for weed came in North Dakota, where voters had approved medical marijuana two years ago, but weren’t ready to take the next step this year. In Michigan, […]

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project

The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […]

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Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri

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Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri | NORML

With the approval of Amendment 2, Missouri has become the 32nd state to regulate the licensed production and distribution of medical cannabis products to qualified patients. The amendment was one of three competing ballot measures that seek to regulate medical cannabis use in Missouri. Of the three, NORML only endorsed Amendment 2. That is because […]

Voters Approve Amendment 2, Legalizing Medical Marijuana Access in Missouri | The Daily Chronic

 

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