North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Amending Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Initiative

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BISMARK, ND — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum (R) signed legislation on Tuesday amending provisions of the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act – a voter-initiated measure approved by 65 percent of voters last November.

Senate Bill 2344 makes several significant changes to the law. Specifically, it removes provisions permitting patients the option to home cultivate their own cannabis if they do not…

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Arkansas Governor Signs Law Delaying Enactment of Voter-Approved Medical Marijuana Initiative

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LITTLE ROCK, AR — Lawmakers passed legislation this week to delay the enactment of the state’s voter-initiated medical cannabis program.

The bill was signed into law Monday by Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson

House Bill 1026, now Act 4, postpones the implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment by 60 days.

Under the new timeline, regulators have until July 1, 2017 to begin accepting applications from those…

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North Dakota Bill Would Delay Medical Marijuana Implementation

North Dakota was one of four states to authorize medical marijuana during the November elections, when over 63% of voters approved Question 5.

Now, a bill introduced in the state legislature seeks to delay the law’s implementation.

Senate Bill 2154 would prevent the state department of health from issuing any applications or licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries until July.

Read the full story at Medical Jane.

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North Dakota Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Marijuana Delay

Lawmakers in the North Dakota Senate voted 45-0 on Tuesday to approve a measure that will delay the implementation of a voter-approved law to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

North Dakota was one of four states to authorize medical marijuana during the November elections, when over 63% of voters approved Question 5.

Senate Bill 2154 would prevent the state department of health from issuing any applications or licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries until…

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Chart: Similar support levels for marijuana, Trump in red states that voted on cannabis measures

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By Eli McVey

Marijuana proved to be about as popular as Donald Trump in red states that voted on cannabis ballot initiatives in November, highlighting the potential for a political backlash if the incoming president looks to crack down on the MJ industry.

Five states that leaned toward Trump in the 2016 elections – Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota – had marijuana-related measures on the ballot.

In each case, with the exception of Arkansas, the cannabis initiatives received almost as many or more votes than Trump…

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Chart: The Trump effect – Some marijuana companies shifting 2017 growth plans, but most staying the course

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Voters In Eight States Approve Marijuana Law Reform In Unprecedented Election Victories

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WASHINGTON, DC — Millions of Americans cast votes on Election Day in favor of sweeping statewide marijuana law reforms.

Voters in four states: California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada approved ballot measures legalizing the adult use of cannabis and licensing its commercial production and retail sale. Voters in four additional states: Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota approved initiatives legalizing and/or expanding the use and dispensing of cannabis for therapeutic…

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An $8 billion night: 7 states legalize medical, recreational cannabis in historic election

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By Marijuana Business Daily staff

The cannabis industry scored a landslide victory Tuesday as four states legalized recreational marijuana and another three approved medical use, cementing the 2016 election’s place in the history books.

The developments could lead to $7 billion-$8 billion in additional annual retail cannabis sales, according to Marijuana Business Daily’s preliminary estimates.

California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana, while Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota approved medical…

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Four States End Marijuana Prohibition, Three Adopt Medical Marijuana Laws in Historic Election

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WASHINGTON — California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted to end marijuana prohibition and Arkansas, Florida, and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws Tuesday in the most momentous election to date for marijuana policy reform.

Montana approved an initiative to re-establish patients’ access to medical marijuana providers, which was hindered by state lawmakers, and create a more regulated system of medical marijuana production and distribution.

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Prop 64 Passes, California Legalizes Marijuana

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California voters approved the Prop 64 marijuana legalization initiative Tuesday, more than tripling the number of Americans who live in weed-legal states. Although four other states had legalized marijuana before this year’s election, legalization in the nation’s most populous state will provide momentum for nationwide legalization like never before.

“This is the most important moment in the history of the marijuana legalization movement,” said Tom Angell, chairman of

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North Dakota Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Measure 5

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North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved Measure 5, the North Dakota Compassionate Care Act by over 60% majority.  With 68.1% of precincts reporting, 63.8% of voters approved the measure, which was largely led by grassroots efforts.  Earlier this evening, voters in Florida also approved allowing medical marijuana.

Patients would be allowed to possess up to three ounces of medical marijuana once the measure becomes law.  Public consumption of marijuana, as well as driving…

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Marijuana Wins Big on Election Night

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This Election Day was a watershed moment for the movement to end marijuana prohibition, with the results expected to accelerate efforts to legalize marijuana in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and internationally.  Overall, legalization initiatives prevailed in four out of five states, and medical marijuana initiatives prevailed in all four states this year.

Votes are still being counted for legalization initiatives in Maine and Arizona, as well as for a medical…

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California Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Marijuana Legalization

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California voters have approved Proposition 64, legalizing marijuana in the nation’s largest state.     The new law focuses on undoing the most egregious harms of marijuana prohibition, which have disproportionately impacted communities of color; restoring and protecting public lands and waterways that have been damaged by the lack of statewide regulation under current law; and protecting youth by preventing access to marijuana. It enacts across-the-board retroactive…

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North Dakota Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Medical Marijuana

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North Dakota voters have approved Measure 5, which legalizes the medical use of marijuana for conditions such as cancer, AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, glaucoma, and epilepsy, and other debilitating medical conditions.

Patients will be permitted to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana. The initiative instructs the Department of Health to issue ID-cards for qualified patients and regulate non-profit compassion centers which will serve as dispensaries for patients….

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Latest Polling Information for the 2016 Marijuana Related Ballot Proposals

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On Tuesday, November 8, nine states will be voting on marijuana related ballot proposals potentially doubling the number of states that allow the recreational use of marijuana and expanding the therapeutic benefits of marijuana use to millions of Americans. Here’s where these measures stand in the latest polls.

Arizona: According to an October Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite poll, 50 percent of registered voters in Arizona favor Proposition 205 and 42 percent oppose it. The…

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Election 2016: Marijuana Law Reform Takes Center Stage

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This Election Day is shaping up to be a watershed moment for efforts to end marijuana prohibition, with five states voting on marijuana legalization and four more on medical marijuana. The results are expected to have major ramifications for marijuana law reform in states across the U.S., at the federal level, and even internationally.

A recent nationwide Gallup poll found that a record 60 percent of respondents support legalizing marijuana, but polls on this year’s…

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AZ: Colorado Officials Ask ’No on 205’ to Pull Ads with False Marijuana Tax Claims

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PHOENIX, AZ — Colorado state officials are asking opponents of Prop. 205 to stop airing ads that “convey inaccurate and misleading statements about Colorado’s experience with regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use.”

In a Monday morning email to Seth Leibsohn and Sheila Polk, the leaders of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, Colorado Sen. Pat Steadman and Reps. Millie Hamner and Jonathan Singer cite multiple “No on 205” ads that include incorrect claims about…

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Learn Where Your Governor Stands On Marijuana Policy with NORML’s Gubernatorial Report Card

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With the 2016 election only days away, NORML is pleased today to release of our first ever Gubernatorial Scorecard. Inspired by NORML’s Congressional Scorecard, this extensive database assigns a letter grade ‘A’ through ‘F’ to every state governor based upon his or her comments and voting records specific to matters of marijuana policy.

Public opinion in support of marijuana law reform is at an all-time high. Nonetheless, few federal lawmakers are espousing views on…

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Gallup: Record High Percentage Of Americans Back Legalizing Marijuana

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Marijuana grows legally in Colorado. (Brett Levin via Flickr)

Sixty percent of Americans believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide polling data released Wednesday by Gallup. The percentage is the highest level of support ever reported by the polling group, and represents more than a doubling in public support over the past two decades.

The data closely follows the release of polling data compiled by the Pew Research Center showing…

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Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization: Recreational Use Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

WASHINGTON, DC — Voters are supportive of five pending ballot measures that seek to regulate the adult use and sale of marijuana, according to recent polling data compiled in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada.

Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately…

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California rec campaign spending half its cash on ads

The campaign behind Proposition 64, which would legalize adult-use cannabis in California, has already committed nearly half its $14 million war chest to TV and radio ads across the state.

One such ad, according to the Los Angeles Times, focuses on provisions included in the legal language of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop 64’s formal title), including a prohibition on edibles and marketing that target children.


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Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Leading In Latest Polls

Voters favor legalizing the adult use of cannabis in the five states where the issue will appear on the ballot this Election Day. Here is a summary of the latest polling data.

ARIZONA: Half of Arizona voters intend to vote ‘yes’ in favor of Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act, according to an Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite News poll. Forty percent of voters oppose the initiative. The Act allows adults age 21 and older to possess and to privately consume and grow limited amounts of marijuana (up…

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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Backers Want Equal Treatment from State Official Who Forwarded Anti-Marijuana Email

Arizona Marijuana Legalization Backers Want Equal Treatment from State Official Who Forwarded Anti-Marijuana Email

DES Director Timothy Jeffries came under fire Wednesday for forwarding an email he received from a leader of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy with a link to their claims about marijuana and alcohol; today, a leader of the Yes on 205 campaign emailed Jeffries a link to its information about marijuana and alcohol and asked him to forward it to the same email list

PHOENIX, AZ — Arizona Department of Economic Security Director Tim Jeffries came under fire Wednesday for using his public email account to widely distribute an email from a…

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Poll: Arkansas Voters Favor One MMJ Measure Over the Other

Arkansas could be one of three new states to legalize medical cannabis this November, and according to a new poll one of the two ballot initiatives that would do so is much more popular with voters.

An ABC affiliate reported that the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment, which is supported by Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, is backed by 49% of voters, with 43% opposing it and 8% unsure, according to the latest Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Survey.

Meanwhile, only 36% of voters support the rival measure, the Arkansas…

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Arizona: Yes on 205 Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches TV Ads

Arizona: Yes on 205 Marijuana Legalization Campaign Launches TV Ads

Yes on Prop. 205 Launches Statewide TV Ad Campaign Highlighting the Benefits of Regulating and Taxing Marijuana Like Alcohol

PHOENIX, AZ — The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol launched a statewide TV ad campaign Tuesday in support of Prop. 205. The ad, “Regulation Works,” highlights some of the benefits of regulating and taxing marijuana and sets the record straight about the impact a similar ballot initiative has had in Colorado.

The ad begins by asking, “What can Arizona learn from Colorado?” It then answers, “We can…

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California Marijuana Legalization Prop 64 Leading in Polls

California Marijuana Legalization Prop 64 Leading in Polls

California voters support Proposition 64, which would legalize the recreational use of marijuana, by nearly a two to one margin, according to the latest poll released Friday.

The latest Field Poll/Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley found that 60% of likely voters support the measure, with just 31% opposed and 9% undecided.  Findings of the poll are in line with other recent polling, suggesting Prop 64 is likely to pass in November.

field-poll-results-9-23-16Democrats, liberals and voters living in coastal communities were the most likely to support the…

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Polls Show Rec Marijuana Ahead in Maine, Nevada

Some more good news for cannabis entrepreneurs in Maine and Nevada: The latest polls in both states show a majority of voters support adult-use legalization ballot initiatives.

In Maine, a survey by the Portland Press Herald found that 53% of voters support Question 1, which would legalize recreational marijuana. The poll found 38% of voters oppose the measure, and 10% are undecided, the Herald reported.

License Directory SidebarIn Nevada, the numbers were nearly identical. According to a study by KTNV-TV 13 Action News/Rasmussen Reports, 53% of voters are behind…

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Pharma Company Admits Opposing Marijuana Legalization to Protect Its Corporate Profits

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Those of us involved in the marijuana legalization movement have long assumed that those companies that produce and sell competing products — especially alcohol and tobacco — were working behind the scenes to try to maintain marijuana prohibition and to protect their duopoly for legal recreational drugs. These industries have lobbyists who regularly work with state and federal elected officials to keep legal marijuana off the market.

But we now see the pharmaceutical companies…

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After Nearly 80 Years of Marijuana Prohibition, the Tide is Turning

After Nearly 80 Years of Marijuana Prohibition, the Tide is Turning

As marijuana legalization gains traction across the country, some ask “Why now?” A better question perhaps is “How did this prohibition ever last so long?”

People have always suffered the compulsion to hunt scapegoats, and politicians are more than happy to pander to our harshest instincts. With two world wars and the Cold War, the 20th Century in particular, was a time of fear, with a hunger for social control and conformity. The malignant belief of the Communists and other totalitarians in the perfectibility of humanity at any…

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Arizona School Officials Endorse Marijuana Legalization Initiative 205

Arizona School Officials Endorse Marijuana Legalization Initiative 205

Arizona School Officials Throw Support Behind Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, Want Voters to Know That Prop. 205 Will Raise Much-Needed Funding for K-12 Education

PHOENIX, AZ — Several Arizona school officials threw their support behind Prop. 205 on Thursday, highlighting the much-needed revenue that will be raised for K-12 education if voters approve the initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol.

The Yes on 205 campaign received endorsements from Arizona School Boards Association Immediate Past President Jesus…

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Major Marijuana-Related Campaign Donations Late in Campaign

Proponents and opponents of cannabis legalization are gearing up for the final stretch of the 2016 political campaign, and for both camps that means some big last-minute donations.

In Florida, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson – who funded most of the anti-medical marijuana ads two years ago – has jumped back into the fray with a $1 million donation to Drug Free Florida, the Sunshine State News reported. Adelson, who is reportedly worth more than $30 billion, gave $5.5 million to fight MMJ legalization in 2014 in Florida. But Adelson so far…

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Polls Find Support for California Marijuana Legalization Proposition 64

Polls Find Support for California Marijuana Legalization Proposition 64

The majority of Californians support the passage of a proposed ballot initiative to regulate the use, production, and retail sale of cannabis to adults, according to several recent statewide polls.

Seventy-one percent of Californians say that they are leaning toward voting ‘yes’ on Proposition 64: the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, according to polling data compiled by the CALSPEAKS Opinion Research Center at Sacramento State. Public support in the poll was highest among those between the ages of 18 and 34 (84 percent), Latinos (81…

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Arkansas MMJ Legalization Loses Out on $1M Campaign Donation

A group of anonymous donors, along with the Marijuana Policy Project, were ready to throw a cumulative $1 million behind a campaign to legalize medical cannabis in Arkansas, but decided to devote the money to campaigns elsewhere after a second MMJ initiative qualified for the state ballot.

That’s according to MPP founder and executive director Rob Kampia, who said he tried to get the leaders of the second campaign – Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana – to pull their initiative for the sake of only having one legalization measure…

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New Polls Show Rec MJ Winning in California, Massachusetts

The campaigns to legalize adult-use cannabis in California and Massachusetts are well-positioned to win in November, a trio of polls released this week suggests.

In Massachusetts, a new poll by WBUR/MassINC has found that 50% of voters support the legalization initiative, Question 4, while 45% are opposed and 5% are undecided, MassLive.com reported. It’s the first public poll in months that has found the measure passing; two prior surveys had found Question 4 losing.

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Prominent Travel Writer: ‘Get Ready’ for Age of MJ Tourism

One of the most well-known travel writers in the world, Arthur Frommer, predicted recently that cannabis tourism is going to become big business after the November election, when up to five more states could legalize recreational use.

If accurate, marijuana tourism would present additional opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on the legalization of marijuana.

“The prospects seem strong that marijuana is now about to be added to beer and wine as a permissible product to order,” Frommer wrote in a column last week, the…

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Prop. 205 Camp Slams Opposition Group for Taking Huge Big Pharma Donation

Prop. 205 Camp Slams Opposition Group for Taking Huge Big Pharma Donation

The committee opposing Prop. 205 received $500,000 from Insys Therapeutics, a Chandler-based company that produces ‘the most potent and dangerous opioid on the market,’ whose aggressive marketing and other shady business practices have triggered multiple federal and state investigations

Yes on 205 campaign says Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy is ‘now a complete misnomer,’ slams group for accepting a half-million dollar contribution from developer of ‘pharmaceutical cannabinoids’

PHOENIX, AZ — Supporters of Proposition…

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Week in Review: Dueling Ballot Measures, MT Dispensaries Close, New York Aims for Reform

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By John Schroyer

Arkansas makes what could be an offbeat piece of medical marijuana history, Montana’s MMJ industry comes to at least a temporary end, and New York officials look to bolster the state’s medical cannabis industry.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Two for the Price of One?

Arkansas will be an interesting state to watch on Election Day.

It’s apparently the first state to have a pair of competing medical marijuana legalization measures on the ballot vying for…

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Denver MJ Social Use Initiative Makes Ballot

A campaign to allow businesses such as bars to permit public cannabis use on their property has officially made the November ballot in Colorado’s capital city.

The initiative, dubbed the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, has the support so far of at least 50 businesses in the city, the Denver Post reported.

If approved by voters, it would allow businesses to establish marijuana consumption areas on their premises, as long as the companies meet certain criteria, such as obtaining support from a “neighborhood…

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Report: Opposition to Nevada Rec MJ Campaign Has Spent Little

Although recreational marijuana legalization isn’t a foregone conclusion in Nevada, it seems like opponents of adult-use may think it is – given how little has been spent on opposition advertising.

That’s according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which reported that Nevadans “have heard little” from anti-legalization groups, although vocal opposition has emerged from the state’s attorney general and law enforcement officials.

As of Monday, the paper reported, the three groups registered in opposition to legalization had not…

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Rec in Arizona Could Lead to Fewer Medical Dispensaries

Legalization of adult-use cannabis in Arizona this fall could lead to fewer medical dispensary storefronts across the state, according to a report by the Phoenix New Times.

The main reason is simple. Medical cannabis cards in Arizona cost patients around $300 each year. And if a sizeable number of the roughly 100,000 MMJ patients decide it’s cheaper to occasionally purchase from a recreational shop, that could lead to a precipitous drop in business for dispensaries. Many could close their doors.

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Marijuana Lounge Initiative Fails to Make Denver Ballot

A movement to legalize cannabis clubs in Denver has failed to make the November ballot, but a second ballot initiative to allow marijuana use in some bars and other businesses could still be placed before voters.

The Denver chapter of NORML failed to make the ballot with its pro-marijuana lounge initiative, having turned in just 2,987 valid signatures when the requirement was 4,726, the Denver Post reported. The organization submitted more than 7,500 signatures.

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Medical Marijuana Unlikely to Make Oklahoma Ballot

Despite having passed the 65,987-signature threshold to secure a spot on the November ballot, it appears that medical cannabis won’t appear before Oklahoma voters this fall owing to a dispute over how the attorney general reworded the ballot initiative’s title.

The Associated Press reported that Oklahomans for Health, the group behind the proposed ballot measure, didn’t turn its signatures in with enough time to spare so that such legal disputes could be resolved before the Nov. 8 election. The group submitted its signatures on Aug….

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Montana MMJ Dispensaries May Stay Closed Until Next June

Organizers of a ballot initiative to reverse a Montana law that will shutter the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries may have accidentally set their effort back by six months, owing to a mistake in the measure’s wording.

If so, dispensaries wouldn’t be reopened until next June – assuming Montana voters approve the initiative, the Associated Press reported. That would be a blow to the dispensary owners and the customers they serve.

Due to a “clerical error” in the language of I-182, as the measure is known, a limit of three…

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Week in Review: Growth Potential in New York, Oregon Rec Market Red Hot & MI Stumbles

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By John Schroyer

New York’s health department recommends doubling the size of the state’s medical marijuana industry, Oregon recreational applications flood in as adult-use sales skyrocket, and Michigan’s MJ legal limbo may persist a few more years.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Doubling Down

In a rare move for a state agency, the New York State Department of Health this week issued a report recommending – among other things – that the number of MMJ business licenses

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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Prop 205 Cleared for November Ballot

Arizona Marijuana Legalization Prop 205 Cleared for November Ballot

PHOENIX, AZ — Voters in Arizona will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis.

The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot.

Arizona - Yes on 205A Maricopa County judge has also dismissed a lawsuit that sought to prohibit the measure from going before voters, although initiative opponents may…

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Michigan Rec Campaign Loses Court Fight, May Not Make Ballot

Michigan residents may not get the opportunity to vote on legalizing recreational cannabis in November after a local judge rejected a pro-marijuana campaign’s effort to place an adult-use initiative on the statewide ballot.

Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen Borrello ruled on Tuesday the MILegalize campaign broke the rules by collecting signatures outside a traditional 180-day window, and therefore did not qualify for the November ballot, the Detroit News reported.

Borrello cited a 1986 Michigan state Supreme Court ruling that upheld…

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Oklahoma MMJ Camp Gathered Just Enough Signatures

Oklahoma could become the ninth state to vote on some form of cannabis legalization in November after the secretary of state ruled on Tuesday that a pro-medical marijuana campaign submitted enough valid signatures to make the fall ballot.

The initiative, Question 788, faces a few more hurdles, however. The Oklahoma Supreme Court must approve the measure, and then the state’s attorney general would review the initiative’s title. After that, members of the public would be allowed to challenge either the signatures or the title, according…

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These 4 States Will Be Voting on Medical Marijuana in November

These 4 States Will Be Voting on Medical Marijuana in November

Will medical marijuana go four for four this year? It seems likely, but we’re going to have to wait for November 8 to know for sure.

It’s been 20 years since California punched through pot prohibition and became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Now, 23 states have medical marijuana laws, and more than a dozen more have taken the half-step of legalizing the medicinal use of cannabidiol (CBD) only—not raw marijuana.

While some of the early medical marijuana states have now moved on to full legalization—and…

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Second Arkansas MMJ Initiative Poised to Make Ballot

A second campaign in Arkansas to legalize medical marijuana submitted a final round of signatures to the secretary of state’s office on Friday, and it’s likely more than enough to secure the initiative a spot on the ballot, the Arkansas Times reported.

The campaign, Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, gathered roughly 23,000 additional signatures to bolster the 72,309 the secretary of state already verified that were submitted in July. The campaign needs a minimum of 84,859 to make the November ballot, and attorney David Couch, who…

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Arizona Judge Dismisses Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Lawsuit

Arizona Judge Dismisses Marijuana Legalization Opponents’ Lawsuit

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol calls on Yavapai and Maricopa county prosecutors, who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit, to accept the court’s ruling and focus on fighting serious crimes instead of citizen initiatives

PHOENIX, AZ — On Friday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by opponents of Proposition 205 who want to keep the measure off the November ballot.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which is supporting Proposition 205, is calling on Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and…

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