marijuana legalization

State Votes on Recreational Marijuana Could Raise Stronger Challenge to Federal Ban

Five states will vote next month whether to legalize recreational marijuana. If the states vote to legalize the drug, the federal government’s ban on marijuana will face a stronger challenge, The New York Times reports. California, Massachusetts, Maine, Arizona and Nevada will be voting on legalization initiatives. Recreational marijuana is…

Study: 57 Percent of U.S. Adults Say They Support Legalizing Marijuana

A new study by the Pew Research Center finds 57 percent of U.S. adults say they support legalizing marijuana. A decade ago, only 32 percent of adults said they favored legalization. The study found 66 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republicans favor legalization,Reuters reports. Adults ages 18 to…

Group Opposed to Recreational Marijuana Legalization Ranks Presidential Candidates

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), an advocacy group that opposes legalization of recreational marijuana, this week released a scorecard of presidential candidates. Candidates who received an A rating were Republicans Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida and Dr. Ben Carson. Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, former…

Democratic Governors Resist Supporting Marijuana Legalization

Democratic governors around the country are reluctant to support the legalization of marijuana, despite enthusiasm for the idea among voters in their party. The New York Times reports the governors are concerned about managing legalization, as well as being perceived as being soft on crime by Republicans. In California, where voters…