Terrapin Care Station offers discounted weed for registered voters

Terrapin Care Station is trying a novel approach to encouraging people to register to vote — discounted weed. “No matter where you land on the political spectrum, participation in our nation’s democratic process is more important than ever,” Terrapin Care Station founder and owner Chris Woods stated in a news…

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Texas voters support legal marijuana: new Quinnipiac poll

Lone Star State voters support legal marijuana almost 2-1, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. By a margin of 61 – 34 percent Texas voters favor allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according to the poll. Republican voters opposed legalized marijuana 51-43 percent…

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Illinois voters may be able to voice opinion on marijuana legalization under legislative proposal

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 1:07 pm By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois voters would be able to say whether they support legalizing recreational marijuana under a proposal lawmakers have approved. Senators voted 37-13 Thursday to put a non-binding question on the…

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Op-ed: Maine’s governor wants to ignore the will of voters. He’s not alone

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 9:51 am • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 9:54 am By Josh Silver, Special To The Washington Post Less than a day after voters in Maine voted to expand Medicaid in their state, Gov. Paul LePage (R) moved quickly to subvert their democratic will, announcing Wednesday that…

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Alaska voters reject local bans on legalized marijuana by wide margins

Published: Oct 4, 2017, 7:46 am • Updated: Oct 4, 2017, 8:19 am By Mark Thiessen, Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Voters in some parts of Alaska rejected efforts to ban commercial marijuana cultivation and retail sales, three years after the nation’s largest state passed a voter initiative legalizing the…

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Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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Two years after voters reject weed, officials in a small Colorado town consider sales

Published: Jun 9, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Jun 9, 2017, 9:58 am By Tyler Silvy, Greeley Tribune With an eye toward multi-million dollar projects the town has kicked down the road, Milliken officials Thursday made their best pitch for pot during a community forum at the Milliken Police Department.…

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Colorado looks to marijuana tax as budget fix, stretching the limits of what voters approved

Published: May 2, 2017, 7:54 pm • Updated: May 2, 2017, 8:48 pm By John Frank and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post In last-minute negotiations between Colorado lawmakers on a major spending bill, a dubious budget fixer has emerged: marijuana taxes. The tentative legislation unveiled this week seeks to extract additional…

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