Voters Really Like the Local Option

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 4:15 pm

While most people in the marijuana reform movement were obviously focused on the big victories in Washington D.C., Oregon, and Alaska, they should take a moment to reflect on the results from this initiative in Arkansas as well.

 

Why the D.C. Mayor’s Plan to Delay Marijuana Legalization Is a Bad Idea

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 12:36 pm

The mayor-elect of D.C. Muriel Bowser (D) supports marijuana legalization and wants it to succeed, but her current implementation plan seems to be a real mistake on both a political and policy level.

Huge Election for Marijuana Legalization with Three Major Victories at Ballot Box

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 10:46 am

This year was the best election season for marijuana legalization so far. Even though 2014 was a low turnout midterm election that favored Republicans, marijuana legalization won in every major jurisdiction where it was on the ballot.

While Democrats Did Terribly, Progressive Policies Did Very Well at the Ballot Box

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 9:41 am

Last night was very bad for Democrats on the ballot. Not only did they lose control of the Senate, but House Republicans now have their largest majority in decades. It was not though a bad election for progressive policies. Most of the progressive ballot initiatives on the ballot won.

Alaska Becomes Fourth State to Vote for Marijuana Legalization

By: Wednesday November 5, 2014 7:34 am

Marijuana legalization is coming to Alaska. On Tuesday the voters of Alaska narrowly approved Measure 2. With 96.8 percent of precincts reporting the measure is at 52.1 percent yes to 47.9 percent no.

Late Night: Residents of D.C. Vote Overwhelmingly for Marijuana Legalization

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 8:00 pm

The people living in our nation’s capital want marijuana to be legal. The residents of the District of Columbia voted overwhelmingly for Initiative 71, to legalize the possession and limited home cultivation of marijuana for adults 21 and over.

Millions of Americans Have a Chance to Vote on Marijuana Reform Today

By: Tuesday November 4, 2014 9:10 am

Today, millions of Americans across a dozen states will have a chance to vote on marijuana reform at either the state or local level. The four biggest marijuana reform measures are on the ballot in Oregon, Alaska, Washington, D.C. and Florida. If you want to make your voice heard on the issue, this is your chance.

Turnout in Oregon Is Looking Good So Far for Marijuana Legalization

By: Saturday November 1, 2014 5:20 pm

Oregon votes entirely by mail so the election is more of a rolling process than a single event. This allows the process to be monitored to get an impression of what the final result will be.
Figures from the Oregon Secretary of State paint a picture that is mostly positive for Measure 91, the legalization ballot initiative.

Oregon Marijuana Legalization Measure Winning in Latest Poll

By: Friday October 31, 2014 1:01 pm

It looks like Oregon will be the third state to legalize marijuana. The latest SurveyUSA poll for KATU finds Measure 91 with majority support. If approved, the measure would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults 21 and over.

The poll found 52 percent of likely voters planning to vote for the ballot measure, while 41 percent are planning to vote no. The remaining 7 percent are undecided.

Analysis: Estimating the Size of D.C. Marijuana Market

By: Friday October 31, 2014 10:11 am

With people of D.C. set to vote to legalize the possession and home cultivation of marijuana on Tuesday, and the Council already working on a tax and regulate bill, an important question is just how big will this market be. What is the local demand for marijuana among adults? It is an issue that came up several times during the Council’s public hearing on the tax and regulate bill yesterday.

To get a rough answer to this question I did a very basic analysis. These figures are meant only to provide a starting point for future discussions and to highlight why it is uniquely difficult to answer this question for D.C. The figures could be significantly off-base with numerous unknowns at the moment.

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