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Eight States May Legalize Marijuana This Year – Did Yours Make the List?
Posted By jmccharen On February 15, 2012 @ 8:00 am In Politics & Public Policy | Comments Disabled
Reposted from our friends over at NORML , here’s a rundown of eight progressive states that are set to stand up for sensible marijuana laws in the coming year. We know Marijuana is Safer , and so do many of you, our readers. If you’re lucky enough to call one of these states home, we hope you’ll help push the movement along and help de-criminalize this benign and beguiling plant!
2012 has only just begun and it is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting and active years for marijuana law reform in some time. More than a dozen state legislatures are currently considering reform measures in some respect and 8 states are attempting to put legalization initiatives before voters this November.
Many of these efforts are still in the signature gathering stage. Check out the list below to see if you might be able to vote ‘Yes’ on marijuana legalization in your state this year and how you can get involved to make that a reality. In addition to the legalization initiatives below several states, such as Ohio  and Massachusetts , are working to also put medical marijuana initiatives before voters this year. To stay up to date on all the efforts to reform marijuana laws you can follow our “Legalize It 2012″ hub on Facebook  and Twitter .
Regulate Marijuana Like WineDetails: “The “Regulate Marijuana Like Wine” initiative intends to repeal prohibition of marijuana for adults, strictly regulate marijuana, just like the wine industry, allow for hemp agriculture and products while not changing laws regarding medical marijuana, impairment, work place drug laws, or laws regarding vehicle operation. This initiative would also provide specific personal possession exemptions, require dismissal of pending court cases for marijuana possession, and ban the advertising of non-medical marijuana.” Learn More: www.regulatemarijuanalikewine.com  Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act 2012 Details: “Aims to repeal current state criminal laws prohibiting the personal possession, use, transportation, and cultivation of cannabis by adults 19 years of age and older. During the first 180-days following the passage of the Act, the Legislature is authorized to create the California Cannabis Commission. This Commission will develop appropriate regulations for the commercial production and sales of cannabis, including licensing and taxation. Individuals are allowed to possess up to three pounds and grow a 100 sq. ft. canopy without being subject to regulations. It maintains penalties for possession by persons under 19, distribution to persons under 19, and driving while impaired.” More Info: www.repealcannabisprohibition.org 
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 Ohio: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Ohio_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative_%282012%29
 Massachusetts: http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Massachusetts_Medical_Marijuana_Initiative_%282012%29
 Facebook: http://facebook.com/legalizeit2012
 Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/legalizeit2012
 www.regulatemarijuanalikewine.com: http://regulatemarijuanalikewine.com/
 www.repealcannabisprohibition.org: http://www.repealcannabisprohibition.org/
 www.regulatemarijuana.org: http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/
 www.help.repealtoday.org: https://help.repealtoday.org/index.cfm
 www.show-mecannabis.com: http://www.show-mecannabis.com/
 www.montanafirst2012.org: http://www.montanafirst2012.org/
 www.cannabistaxact.org: http://www.cannabistaxact.org/
 www.newapproachwa.org: http://www.newapproachwa.org/
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