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NIDArelease Nov 19, 2018

Legal Marijuana Sales to Begin in Massachusetts on Tuesday


Massachusetts will be the seventh state in which adults 21 and older can purchase marijuana from regulated, taxpaying businesses

Statements below from the Marijuana Policy Project, which spearheaded the successful Question 4 campaign

Legal adult marijuana sales will begin in Massachusetts Tuesday, with retailers in Northampton and…

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NIDArelease Nov 07, 2018

Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass


Utah will be the 32nd state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law; Missouri became the 31st earlier in the evening

Updated statements below from the Marijuana Policy Project, which helped organize and fund the Utah initiative effort and supported Amendment 2 in Missouri

The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah…

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NIDArelease Nov 06, 2018

Michigan Voters Approve Initiative to Legalize and Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use


Statements below from the Marijuana Policy Project, which played a leading role in organizing the campaign in support of Proposal 1

Voters in Michigan approved a ballot initiative Tuesday to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana for adult use. Proposal 1 was leading 58-42 with 54 percent of precincts reporting when CNN called the election.

Michigan is the…

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NIDArelease Nov 06, 2018

Missouri Voters Approve Medical Marijuana Initiative


Statements below from leaders of the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization

Voters in Missouri approved Amendment 2 on Tuesday, making it the 31st state in the nation to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. The measure was leading 64-36 with 49 percent of precincts reporting when The New York Times called the election.

Effective…

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The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, from the foreword to Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, 2009