Will Washington State Collect Over A Billion Dollars In Marijuana Taxes By 2019?

One of the biggest arguments to legalize marijuana is that it will generate a lot of money. On one hand I like that argument because it seems to have gained a lot of traction in recent years, and the legalization movement has no doubt benefited as a result. However, on…

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Oregon Cannabis Industry Leaders Social With State Treasurer Ted Wheeler

(image via Facebook) Ted Wheeler is running for Mayor of Portland. Ted Wheeler is also serving currently as Oregon’s State Treasurer. So when I see him meeting with the Oregon cannabis industry community on a regular basis, I think it’s a big deal for Portland, for Oregon, and especially for…

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Marijuana ‘Open Container’ Law Is Now In Effect In Washington State

(image via Forbes) Washington State has a new ‘open container’ law directed at marijuana. Washington already had an open container law for alcohol, and now the same theory applies to marijuana. If you have marijuana in your car, it better be in an unopened container from a licensed store, otherwise…

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Tumbling Weeds – The Story Of Marijuana Activists In The State Of Texas

Tumbling Weeds is the story of marijuana activists in the state of Texas, specifically focusing on the Dallas / Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (DFW NORML). The short film follows Shaun McAlister, Executive Director of DFW NORML and activists from around the…

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Texas Coalition To Inject Marijuana Debate Into State Legislative Races

Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy to Mobilize Activists Statewide in Effort to Inject Marijuana Policy Debate Into 2016 State Legislative Races; New Texas Lyceum Poll Finds Three Out of Four Voters Support Reform Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy will hold an advocacy training event Saturday in San Antonio that will…

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First Time Ever – A State Generates More Annual Tax Revenue From Marijuana Than From Alcohol

For the first time in history, a state has generated more annual revenue from taxes imposed on marijuana than from taxes imposed on alcohol. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, the state collected nearly $ 70 million in marijuana-specific taxes and just under $ 42 million in alcohol-specific taxes from July 1, 2014 through…

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Poll: South Carolina Voters Want Next President To Respect State Marijuana Laws

Voters in Three Early 2016 Primary States Want to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition New polling data reveals that voters in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws. Among respondents, 65% agree that “states should be…

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Which Washington State Counties Purchase The Most Marijuana Per Capita?

The State of Washington voted to legalize recreational marijuana during the 2012 Election. It took until July of 2014 for the first legal recreational marijuana transaction to occur at a licensed recreational marijuana store in Washington. Since then Washington’s cannabis industry has experienced some hiccups, but for the most part…

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Soon Oregon Will Not Allow Out Of State Medical Marijuana Patients Or Growers

(image via Oregon Herald) For awhile now Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) has had a distinction that no other state’s medical marijuana program has – it allows non-Oregon residents to become a patient or grower in the program. There are multiple states that recognize out of state medical marijuana cards,…

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Voters In Key Swing States Want A President That Will Respect State Marijuana Laws

(via chsarrow.com) Very happy to pass along amazing poll results from Tom Angell and the Marijuana Majority: New polling data reveals that voters in early presidential primary states overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws. Among respondents, 71% in Iowa and 73% in…

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