Category: Ballot Initiatives

RAMP responds to Congressional Republicans trying to block DC’s Initiative 71

Houston, TX – Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP) responds to the efforts of certain Republican Congressmen to block implementation of the overwhelmingly passed Initiative 71 legalizing recreational marijuana for adults in the District of Columbia. “It is telling that Congressional Republicans would make a deal with Democrats to increase government spending only if that deal […]

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RAMP Maine is forming. Hear from the President!

Former State Representative Stavros J. Mendros is President of the newly-formed RAMP Maine. Listen to Mendros on the radio alongside Marijuana Policy Project’s David Boyer. They discuss ballot initiatives being considered by voters in South Portland and Lewiston, Maine. The initiatives would allow the legal possession of a small amount of marijuana in private spaces. […]

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Republican Party of Florida Tables Marijuana Resolution in Closed Meeting

The Republican Party of Florida Executive Committee decided to table the issue of medical marijuana rather than take a side at their Summer 2014 Quarterly Meeting, Sept. 12-13 in Lake Buena Vista, FL. A resolution was advanced for the RPOF to officially oppose Amendment 2, legalizing medical marijuana, on the November ballot. In a 20-13 […]

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Sheriff Joe DiSalvo of Pitkin County, Colorado, discusses recreational marijuana

In this interview, Sheriff Joe DiSalvo of Pitkin County, Colorado, answers what everyone wants to know about law enforcement after legal marijuana, including: Are people smoking marijuana in public? Are young people getting hold of legal, recreational marijuana? What is going on with edibles? Are marijuana shops being burglarized or contributing to crime? Are there […]

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Alaska – America’s Third Recreational Cannabis State?

America’s “Last Frontier State”, Alaska, could become the third U.S. state to legalize the use of recreational cannabis on August 19, 2014. A statewide ballot seeks to mirror Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington’s I-502 initiatives by placing the issue in front of state citizens after obtaining more than 45,000 citizen signatures. The petition campaign seeks to […]

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Florida Supreme Court Approves Medical Marijuana for November Ballot, Thanks to John Morgan

On January 27, 2014 Florida’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of the language for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow use of medical marijuana in Florida. Republican Governor Rick Scott is opposed to the amendment and the state’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, also a Republican, had challenged the ballot language, arguing that it was […]

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