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2015 Pew Poll: “Support for Legalization Is Rapidly Outpacing Opposition”

NORML Blog - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:25

Fifty-three percent of Americans say that the “use of marijuana should be legal,” according to nationwide survey data published today by the Pew Research Center.

“Support for marijuana legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition,” pollsters opined, acknowledging that Americans’ support for legalizing marijuana has risen some 10 percentage points over the past five years. Forty-four percent of respondents oppose legalization in the 2015 poll and three percent are undecided.

The poll is the latest in a series of national surveys showing majority support for legalizing and regulating marijuana.

Millennials (68 percent) are most likely to support legalization while most of those age 70 or older do not (29 percent). Most Republicans (39 percent) and Hispanics (40 percent) also remain opposed to legalizing marijuana.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 percent) oppose the use of marijuana in public. By contrast, most respondents (57 percent) said that they would not be bothered if a “business selling marijuana” opened in their neighborhood.

US OH: Marijuana Backers Now Look For Growth In Ohio

MAP - Hemp - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 07:00
The Blade, 12 Apr 2015 - Polls show support, but ballot drive faces legal, social hurdles First of three parts Nearly 80 years since the United States effectively declared marijuana an illegal drug, support for legalization is spreading like a weed.

US PA: Oped: Let's Make Medical Marijuana The Gateway To Sensible

MAP - Hemp - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 07:00
The Patriot-News, 12 Apr 2015 - With a new statewide poll showing nine out of 10 Pennsylvania voters favoring legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, the question that should be before the General Assembly should be where to draw the line on normalization of pot laws. The Quinnipiac survey of 1,036 Keystone State voters showed an overwhelming 88 percent in favor of medicinal pot derivatives with only 10 percent opposed and 2 percent undecided.

Cannabis Common Sense 782

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 16:06
Cannabis Common Sense 782
The show that tells truth about marijuana & the politics behind its prohibition. Live call in show http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cannabis-common-sense , Friday's, 8-9PM Pacific Time, 503-288-4442 From: William Appel Views: 301 5 ratings Time: 52:59 More in Education

Joint Committee On Implementing Oregon Measure 91 - 04/08/15

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 14:49
Joint Committee On Implementing Oregon Measure 91 - 04/08/15
SB 479 Creates Task Force on Clinical Research of Cannabis and directs task force to study and report on development of medical cannabis industry that provides patients with medical products... From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 33 2 ratings Time: 01:12:36 More in Nonprofits & Activism

US PA: Freedom Is Not Free

MAP - Hemp - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:00
Standard-Journal, 11 Apr 2015 - Howard Wooldridge wore a T-shirt lettered with the words "Cops Say Legalize Pot, Ask Me Why" as we talked last week at Lisa's Milltown Deli. The shirt is among his trademarks, as were the stickers on his car which echoed the words. Also notable were his boots, jeans and belt buckle not much different than what Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.10) wears on the House floor. Wooldridge made a name for himself as co-founder of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), and is one of its more than 200 speakers available for talks on the topic of replacing current drug laws with a practical system of legal distribution and control. MCFCU - Big Box

Canada: Canadians Have Fewer Legal Marijuana Options Compared

MAP - Hemp - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 11 Apr 2015 - Canadians buying legal marijuana have a much slimmer selection than their American counterparts. That's because Health Canada-licensed producers are allowed to sell only dried cannabis through the mail to registered patients and must stay away from "edibles" or other forms of the drug that are regulated south of the border. However, like medicinal and recreational pot sold in Washington State, Canada's 17 licensed producers offer dozens of strains of dried leaves that help patients treat a range symptoms. Canadian producers must also display the potency of the batch's tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) content, as enforced under the federal Ministry of Health's current Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations.

Toke TV 79: Congressmen Tell DOJ To Halt MMJ Prosecutions! Tax Reform For Legal Marijuana Businesses! Drug Cartels Buy Prostitutes For DEA Agents!

Toke Signals - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 18:00
Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 23 minutes! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Toke TV channel on YouTube. Toke Signals Bud Pick of the Week   Toke Signals Stories of the Week Smackdown: Congressmen Tell Justice Dept. To Halt MMJ Prosecutions! (Hemp News) In [...]

Killing Medical Marijuana: How Could Olympia Stoop So Low?

Toke Signals - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 18:47
by Michael “Buffalo” Mazzetti Why does the Washington State Legislature want to undermine medical cannabis? New Approach Washington’s Alison Holcomb and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes with Initiative 502 clearly stated that if passed, it would have no effect on medical cannabis laws. Both repeatedly reassured voters that “I-502 won’t harm patients.” Senate Bill 5052 is [...]

CN BC: Study Shows Pot Producer's Impact

MAP - Hemp - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 07:00
Nanaimo News Bulletin, 09 Apr 2015 - Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation has released an analysis of Tilray's impact on the local economy in the medical marijuana grower's first year of operation. The 14-page report, presented Wednesday at SquareOne co-working space, examined Tilray's impact on the region since the start of construction and operation of its 5,600-square-metre research and production facility.

Drugged Driving Laws Have No Impact, Yet All States Urged To Adopt Them

Toke Signals - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 00:49
A 2013 study by economists at the University of Colorado Denver and Montana State University revealed that so-called “per se” drugged driving laws have no discernible impact on traffic fatalities. Per se laws set specific thresholds for controlled substances, above which drivers are automatically considered impaired. They are, in other words, based on [...]

Remembering Wilson Lamere Jr. - Love One Another. Honor Mother Earth. Respect Water.

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 19:26
Remembering Wilson Lamere Jr. - Love One Another. Honor Mother Earth. Respect Water.
Freedom Fighter Wilson Lamere Jr., official "pipe carrier” for the Winnebago tribe, speaks about the importance of standing up for human rights, protecting water, cannabis as medicine, caring for one another and the blessing of life at the closing ceremonies of Seattle Hempfest 2014. For many years, Wilson donated fresh salmon to Seattle Hempfest and Portland Hempstalk, feeding thousands. He was a positive, smiling and honorable presence who will always be remembered. #FreedomFighter Footage: Seattle Hempfest 2014 http://hempfest.org Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 32 3 ratings Time: 03:00 More in Education

Dude, Where’s My Ferret? New Crowdfunded Stoner Comedy On The Way

Toke Signals - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:20
Are you ready for some #ferretmadness? A great new stoner comedy called Dude, Where’s My Ferret? will be released online this summer via various digital platforms, including iTunes.  Dude, Where’s My Ferret? is almost completely funded by a private investor and its makers on April 6 launched an IndieGoGo​ campaign to help raise the rest [...]

Study: Washington State’s Legal Marijuana Not Properly Tested

Toke Signals - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 19:48
Is Legal Marijuana Safe In Washington State? Independent Study Says No Recreational users and medical patients to picket recreational outlet store in Seattle  Along with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington came reassurances that the products offered to the public for consumption would be lab tested for safety and consistency. A recent study by [...]

CN AB: 'I Want To Save My Son'

MAP - Hemp - Sun, 04/05/2015 - 07:00
Edmonton Sun, 05 Apr 2015 - Mom struggles to find legal options to treat ailing child Monique Guillamot found what appears to be a life-saving cure for her four-year-old son, but the government says he can't have it. Her son Keyaan suffers from a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome and has been on life support four times. Doctors have prescribed large doses of various pharmaceuticals at increasing doses, but nothing helped his frequent seizures until a doctor in Luxembourg prescribed hemp oil in August 2013.

Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Meeting - 04/02/15

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 14:17
Clackamas County Board of Commissioners Meeting - 04/02/15
First Reading of Ordinance No._____ Amending the Clackamas County Code to add Chapter 8.09 Establishing Time, Place and Manner Regulations for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries and Declaring ... From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 15 0 ratings Time: 01:15:41 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Cannabis Common Sense 781

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 10:04
Cannabis Common Sense 781
Cannabis Common Sense 781 HD The show that tells truth about marijuana & the politics behind its prohibition. Live call in show http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cannabis-common-sense , Friday's, 8-9PM Pacific Time, 503-288-4442 From: William Appel Views: 105 4 ratings Time: 54:47 More in Education

Joint Committee On Implementing Oregon Measure 91 - 04/01/15

Youtube - Regulate Marijuana - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 04:20
Joint Committee On Implementing Oregon Measure 91 - 04/01/15
SB 844 Specifies that premises licensed by Oregon Liquor Control Commission may receive marijuana items only from marijuana producer, marijuana processor or marijuana wholesaler operating as... From: Regulate Marijuana Views: 40 3 ratings Time: 01:59:31 More in Nonprofits & Activism

Idaho Medical Marijuana Petition Is Available For Circulation Now

The Weed Blog - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:15
Idaho’s Cannabis Laws are outdated and make criminals out of non-violent, responsible (and often extremely ill) citizens. In 2010, Boise State University conducted a survey that showed 74% of Idahoans supported Medical Marijuana. ​IMAGINE WHAT THAT NUMBER IS TODAY!! The Idaho Legislature’s most current efforts for Medical Marijuana was an affirmative defense law for CBD ONLY oil

Minnesota NORML Is Launching A Campaign To Stop Marijuana Arrests

The Weed Blog - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:45
Minnesota NORML, the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is holding a press conference on Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to announce their campaign to Make Cannabis the Lowest Level Enforcement Priority (LLEP) and to call thousands
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