Some 24 states and Washington D.C. currently allow some type of medical marijuana use, and just a handful of states allow its recreational use. It remains illegal on the federal level. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who earlier this year dropped out of the U.S. presidential race, signed the bill on Wednesday.
When Congress in effect lifted the federal ban on medical marijuana just over a year ago, Californians drove the change.
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Miami (AFP) — Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida gathered steam ahead of a November referendum, with a poll out Monday showing 88 percent in favor of the measure. Only 10 percent of residents opposed legalization, the survey by Quinnipiac University found. Floridians across all age ranges and genders, as well as both Democrats […]
By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Brian Reichle couldn’t have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster. Needing to replenish his stash of marijuana one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints, and a […]
New York (AFP) – Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd U.S. state to legalize marijuana for medical use. The state’s law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and a few other illnesses. […]
By Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — More than 450 medical marijuana dispensaries have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year — more than three times as many as are allowed to stay open under the city’s Proposition D. The new numbers won’t settle the debate over exactly how many […]
By Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald MIAMI — Medical marijuana is so popular in Florida that 78 percent of likely voters in Republican-controlled state Senate districts back the idea, according to a recent state GOP poll obtained by The Miami Herald. The survey echoes two others last month that found medical marijuana support ranging from […]
A majority of Americans, and an overwhelming majority of those under 30, now support the legalization of marijuana. The change in public opinion, which has been building for years but has accelerated of late, is now generating policy changes. In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington State endorsed initiatives legalizing not just the use of […]
By Moriah Costa, Cronkite News Service PHOENIX — Nearly four years after Arizonans narrowly approved medical marijuana, a poll suggests that a slight majority favors following the lead of Colorado and Washington by legalizing the drug for general use. Fifty-one percent of those responding to the Behavior Research Center’s Rocky Mountain Poll said the sale of […]
Medical marijuana will be on the Florida ballot in November, which is bad news for Gov. Rick Scott and other Republican leaders who oppose any relaxation of the state’s backward cannabis laws. They say medical use of weed is the first step toward Colorado-style legalization, and they might be right. They say that although the […]
Miami (AFP) – Organizers in Florida have collected enough signatures to put a measure on legalizing medical marijuana to a vote, activists announced on Monday. Advocates seeking to legalize pot for medicinal purposes in Florida said they exceeded the 683,149 signatures needed to put the measure on the ballot by almost 40,000. They now must […]