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Medical Marijuana Display at Michigan Municipal League 2010 Capital Conference
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The Michigan Municipal League hosted its annual Capital Conference April 13-14 in Lansing. The event was for League members and non-members and focused on the legislative issues taking place in Lansing that impacts Michigan communities. The two-day event included sessions on the Michigan Medical Marijuana law, revenue sharing, tax reform, the importance of transportation, the Michigan governor’s race, the Complete Streets initiative and many other issues. It also was a chance for League members to meet with our Lansing staff and other community leaders. For more information go to www.mml.org. You can also read about the conference at this MML blog; www.mml.org/events/conference/blog/.

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Missouri: Two Initiatives Filed to ask voters to “Show-Me Cannabis”

By Erica Warren, Columbia Crime Examiner

There is a truth that must be heard! Two ballot initiatives were filed with the Secretary of State in the state of Missouri on July 6, 2011, two days after Independence Day, that would legalize possession of marijuana by adults, allow for medical marijuana use, and create an agricultural hemp industry for this Midwest state. This ambitious endeavor has been undertaken by a group that calls themselves “Show-Me Cannabis”, playing on Missouri’s motto as the “Show-Me State”. Their website can be found at www.show-mecannabis.com.

One of the initiatives would amend the state’s Constitution, while the other would revise the state’s statutes. Once the Secretary of State’s office approves the language of one, or both, initiatives the next step to get them on the November 2012 ballot would be signature gathering. The constitutional amendment would require the gathering of around 160,000 signatures by May of 2012 to be put on the ballot, while the initiative to revise state statutes would only need around 100,000 signatures by May of next year to make it to the ballot.

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Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger is Against Prop 19

So apparently Mr. Schwarzennegger thinks that Prop 19 is a “flawed initiative that would make California a laughingstock, cause legal nightmares and risk public safety.” Source

Kind of funny, because a day or so ago in our last post user whodunnit? said, “That dude needs to help Prop 19 more!” I guess that’s not going to happen unfortunately.

I’ll admit, Prop 19 isn’t the best written initiative, but it’s a step that we need to take toward positive change. It’s a good thing Arnold doesn’t have the final say – the people of California do.

So get out there and vote for Prop 19! If you want real change in policy towards Marijuana in America, it is vital we make this happen. I recommend donating on JustSayNow to help if you don’t live in California. Even $ 5 in place of a vote helps!

If you want Marijuana to be legal in the US then take action!

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Advocates Submit Cannabis Tax Initiative for State Ballot



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Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009

Advocates in Oakland have submitted to the Secretary of State an initiative for the November 2010 state ballot to tax and regulate the sales of cannabis (marijuana) in California.

“California’s laws criminalizing cannabis have failed and need to be reformed,” says Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University (OU), and one of the initiative’s proponents. The second proponent is Jeff Jones, chancellor of OU Los Angeles.

The measure would enable California to tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol, allowing adults 21 years and older to possess and consume one ounce or less of cannabis.

“Cannabis is safer than alcohol,” says Lee. “Cannabis doesn’t cause overdose deaths or make people violent like alcohol. It makes sense to regulate cannabis like alcohol, instead of prohibiting it completely.”

The initiative would also let cities and counties decide whether or not to tax and regulate cannabis sales and commercial cultivation. If a city or county decides not to, sales and cultivation within area limits would remain illegal, but possession and consumption of small amounts would be allowed.

Proponents also stress the fact that taxing cannabis would bring in billions of dollars to the state.

California’s current market for illegal cannabis is approximately $ 15 billion a year. Taxing and regulating cannabis would generate billions in annual revenue that is desperately needed to fund jobs, health care, schools, libraries, roads, and more.

The City of Oakland has already taken the initial steps toward cannabis taxation and regulation. 80 percent of Oakland voters chose last week to increase taxes on the cannabis bought and sold in the city’s medical cannabis dispensaries. The measure, which could generate $ 300,000 or more annually for the cash-strapped city, was supported by the cannabis dispensaries themselves.

Statewide initiative proponent Richard Lee also backed Oakland’s local ballot measure.

“Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come,” Lee says. “Cannabis laws need to be changed, and our state is in serious need of revenue. Taxing cannabis will help solve both problems.”

In September, initiative proponents will start gathering the 433,971 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. They will have 150 days to do so.

Contact: Greg Grimala: greg(at)odmediaco(dot)com, 510-238-9655

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Advocates Submit Cannabis Tax Initiative for State Ballot



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Advocates Submit Cannabis Tax Initiative for State Ballot










Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2009

Advocates in Oakland have submitted to the Secretary of State an initiative for the November 2010 state ballot to tax and regulate the sales of cannabis (marijuana) in California.

“California’s laws criminalizing cannabis have failed and need to be reformed,” says Richard Lee, president of Oaksterdam University (OU), and one of the initiative’s proponents. The second proponent is Jeff Jones, chancellor of OU Los Angeles.

The measure would enable California to tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol, allowing adults 21 years and older to possess and consume one ounce or less of cannabis.

“Cannabis is safer than alcohol,” says Lee. “Cannabis doesn’t cause overdose deaths or make people violent like alcohol. It makes sense to regulate cannabis like alcohol, instead of prohibiting it completely.”

The initiative would also let cities and counties decide whether or not to tax and regulate cannabis sales and commercial cultivation. If a city or county decides not to, sales and cultivation within area limits would remain illegal, but possession and consumption of small amounts would be allowed.

Proponents also stress the fact that taxing cannabis would bring in billions of dollars to the state.

California’s current market for illegal cannabis is approximately $ 15 billion a year. Taxing and regulating cannabis would generate billions in annual revenue that is desperately needed to fund jobs, health care, schools, libraries, roads, and more.

The City of Oakland has already taken the initial steps toward cannabis taxation and regulation. 80 percent of Oakland voters chose last week to increase taxes on the cannabis bought and sold in the city’s medical cannabis dispensaries. The measure, which could generate $ 300,000 or more annually for the cash-strapped city, was supported by the cannabis dispensaries themselves.

Statewide initiative proponent Richard Lee also backed Oakland’s local ballot measure.

“Hopefully it’s a sign of things to come,” Lee says. “Cannabis laws need to be changed, and our state is in serious need of revenue. Taxing cannabis will help solve both problems.”

In September, initiative proponents will start gathering the 433,971 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. They will have 150 days to do so.

Contact: Greg Grimala: greg(at)odmediaco(dot)com, 510-238-9655

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Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger is Against Prop 19

So apparently Mr. Schwarzennegger thinks that Prop 19 is a “flawed initiative that would make California a laughingstock, cause legal nightmares and risk public safety.” Source

Kind of funny, because a day or so ago in our last post user whodunnit? said, “That dude needs to help Prop 19 more!” I guess that’s not going to happen unfortunately.

I’ll admit, Prop 19 isn’t the best written initiative, but it’s a step that we need to take toward positive change. It’s a good thing Arnold doesn’t have the final say – the people of California do.

So get out there and vote for Prop 19! If you want real change in policy towards Marijuana in America, it is vital we make this happen. I recommend donating on JustSayNow to help if you don’t live in California. Even $5 in place of a vote helps!

If you want Marijuana to be legal in the US then take action!

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2,450 comments - What do you think?  Posted by bosmolskate - April 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

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Medical Cannabis Rally At Washington State Capitol Tuesday

​12 Noon, April 19, State Capitol in Olympia, WAIn answer to Gov. Christine Gregoire’s stated reluctance to sign SB 5073, the medical cannabis reform bill which has already cleared both houses of the Legislature, the Washington Cannabis Association and other advocates for medical marijuana reform will hold a rally at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 19 at the State Capitol in Olympia, Washington.”It’s time for the Governor to stop listening to the feds and begin listening to the people of this state who overwhelmingly approved medical cannabis by initiative in 1998,” said Philip Dawdy, WCA’s media and policy director.

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