Where marijuana is on the ballot Tuesday – and where it’s most likely to win

It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico’s supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada’s recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October. Stateside, recreational marijuana use became legal in Vermont on July 1, Oklahoma voters approved one of the country’s most…

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Oregon county considers marijuana tax on November ballot

ASTORIA, Oregon (AP) — Clatsop County voters might have the option in November to institute a tax on retail marijuana sales. The Daily Astorian reports that county commissioners will hold the first reading Wednesday of an ordinance that would impose a 3 percent tax on sales. Staff estimates the tax, applied to…

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Colorado towns back ballot questions on marijuana business

NATURITA — Voters in a western Colorado town have approved allowing a variety of marijuana businesses, including stores for medical and adult-use recreational products, manufacturing facilities and cultivation facilities. Naturita voters also approved a municipal sales tax on those businesses Tuesday. Less than 100 people voted on each question, and…

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Nebraska lawmaker pitches medical marijuana ballot measure

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:19 pm By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska residents could gain a constitutional right to use medical marijuana under a proposed ballot measure pending before lawmakers. Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln presented a state constitutional amendment to…

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Illinois county puts marijuana legalization question on March ballot

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 1:49 pm By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Voters in Cook County will get the chance to vote on a non-binding question in the March primary on whether recreational marijuana should be legalized. County commissioners voted unanimously on Wednesday…

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Pro-legalization group submits 360K signatures to get on Michigan ballot

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 2:54 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:12 pm By David Eggert, The Associated Press LANSING, Mich. — Organizers of a ballot drive to legalize the use of marijuana for recreational purposes in Michigan submitted 365,000 signatures to the state Monday, which appears to be more…

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Colorado county ballot initiative would institute new marijuana tax for mental health funding

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 8:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 8:29 am By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily EAGLE — Suicide kills an American every 12 minutes — 44,000 Americans every year and 10 in Eagle County so far this year. “Think about that,” said Andrew Romanoff, with Mental Health…

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