SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Nearly two-thirds of likely California voters would support a statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate marijuana production and retail sales, according to survey data conducted by Tulchin Research and commissioned by the state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union. Sixty-five percent of respondents said that they would support a ballot proposal […]
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MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY — Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and President Jose Mujica expects to push it through the Senate soon as […]
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DENVER, CO – With Colorado and Washington state launching the regulated marijuana markets approved by the voters in 2012, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Drug Policy Alliance are hosting an international delegation in Denver this week to learn first hand from Colorado’s experience in enacting and implementing Amendment 64. Comprised of government officials and legislators […]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Support for marijuana legalization is at the highest levels ever, with 58% of Americans in favor, according to a Gallup Poll released Tuesday. That’s up an impressive eight points from 2011, when Gallup had 50% supporting legalization, and even more impressively, up 10 points from last year, when support had dipped to 48% in […]
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WASHINGTON, DC — Gallup released new polling data today that shows an overwhelming majority of Americans want marijuana to be legalized. According to their survey, 58% of Americans support legalizing marijuana, while only 39% are opposed. This is up significantly from the last time Gallup polled the question in 2012, when only 48% of Americans were in favor and […]
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PORTLAND, ME — Advocates of recreational marijuana use are looking to an upcoming vote in Maine as an indicator of whether the East Coast is ready to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington by legalizing cannabis. Voters in Portland are being asked whether they want to make it legal for adults 21 and […]
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA — California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will lead a blue ribbon panel of expert to chart a path toward marijuana legalization, the ACLU of California announced Thursday. At the same time, the group released polling results showing that two-thirds of California voters are ready to support regulated legal marijuana commerce that contributes to state […]
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Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, will chair a blue ribbon committee tasked with studying marijuana legalization in the state. This was announced at a joint press conference Thursday with the ACLU of California. The panel will “engage in a multi-year research effort to help voters and policy makers as they consider proposals to enact […]
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — Legalizing the retail production and sale of cannabis in Israel would generate an estimated 1.6 sheckels (approximately $450 million) annually, according to an economic assessment published this month by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS). The authors estimate the existing Israeli marijuana market to total some 2.5 billion sheckels ($704 million). They estimate that taxes […]
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Will California wait until 2016 to vote on legalizing marijuana? A poll released Thursday strongly suggests voters in the Golden State are ready to legalize it right now. The new Tulchin Research poll has support for legalizing marijuana at just under two-thirds (65%), with only 32% opposed. It shows majority support for legalization among every demographic except […]
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