New Jersey Governor Doubles Down on Marijuana Legalization

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During a budget address on Tuesday, March 13th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy doubled down on his commitment to legalize marijuana in the Garden State this year. A budget overview document released in tandem with his address states that “this Administration plans to legalize adult-use marijuana by January 1, 2019. The State will also move [...]

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When State Revenue and Personal Freedom Coincide

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What Gambling Can Tell Us About Legalizing Marijuana I am old enough to remember when Nevada was the only state where gambling was legal. In 1931, during the Great Depression, the state legislature had legalized casino gambling as a way to stimulate their economy, create new jobs, and entice more people to the state. For [...]

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Marijuana Legalization and the Presidential Election

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Even before getting to the issue of marijuana policy, let me say the current presidential campaign is unprecedented in many ways, few of which are positive. The Trump Factor The current campaign on the Republican side, which has been dominated by Donald Trump, has been the most incredible spectacle of the several presidential campaigns of [...]

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What Justin Trudeau’s Win Means for Marijuana Legalization

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Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau has defeated incumbent Prime Minister Stephen Harper to become Canada’s next Prime Minister. Trudeau’s win is expected to usher in a new wave of political priorities, with marijuana legalization nearing the top of the list. From the Liberal Party’s website: We will legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana. Canada’s [...]

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Democrats, Debate and Marijuana Legalization: Sanders ‘Yes’; Clinton ‘No’, But…

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Teased out by CNN host Anderson Cooper’s comment about ‘everyone in the room having probably smoked pot before’, American voters were informed by a question from CNN el Espanol’s Juan Carlos Lopez to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about the state’s pending cannabis legalization initiative that will be on the 2016 ballot in Nevada (the state [...]

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