Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

By: Friday June 15, 2012 8:28 am

Chicago Mayor and former Chief of Staff for President Obama Rahm Emanuel (D) has asked the city council to pass a law decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana. From the Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is throwing his support behind a plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Under the proposed ordinance, police officers will have [...]

Connecticut House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 10:42 am

Late Wednesday night the Connecticut House of Representatives approved CT HB 5289, a bill that would legalize and regulate the use of medical marijuana under state law. From the Yale Daily News: The legalization of medical marijuana moved a step closer to reality in Connecticut after a Wednesday vote by the State House of Representatives. [...]

4/20: A Look at Marijuana Reform Advances This Year

By: Friday April 20, 2012 9:30 am

With today being the unofficial holiday for cannabis in the United States, it is a good time to look back at the advances the marijuana reform movement has made in the past 365 days. Popular Opinion – Perhaps the single biggest development for the marijuana legalization movement in the last year is that it finally [...]

Connecticut Voters Overwhelming Back Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Wednesday March 21, 2012 8:05 am

An incredible 68 percent of Connecticut voters support allowing adults to use marijuana for medical purposes if they get a doctor’s recommendation.  According to Quinnipiac polling, only 27 percent of voters in the state oppose the medical marijuana law currently pending before the state legislature. From Quinnipiac: 36. There is a proposal in the state [...]

This Could Be the Year for Medical Marijuana in Connecticut

By: Thursday March 8, 2012 9:32 am

There is a decent chance that Connecticut will finally approve the use of marijuana for medical purposes this year. Yesterday Connecticut House Bill 5389 received a public hearing in the state House Judiciary Committee and many of the law’s sponsors think it has a good chance of being approved this year. From the New Haven [...]

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