Cannabis Radio News #16

Cannabis Radio News #16

Election Edition: Adam Eidinger, Chariman of the DC Cannabis Campaign, tells us about what could be the most important legalization initiative on any ballot. Ben Pollara Campaign Manager for United for Care told me that win or lose, the effort to pass a medical marijuana law in Florida has been a win for the movement.  David Boyer, Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project reflects on the year-long effort to legalize cannabis in Lewiston and South Portland.  And finally, Jesse Horton, an organizer for the Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis, describes how marijuana is mobilizing voters under 30 … a rocking five minutes … listen … http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/crn-16-final-dwnld.mp3   or download a broadcast quality mp3 of CRN #16. Share...
Florida Poised to Vote on Medical Marijuana

Florida Poised to Vote on Medical Marijuana

On November 4, Florida voters will decide whether seriously ill residents should be allowed to use medical marijuana with a valid doctor’s recommendation and whether the state should register and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries.  Should Question 2 garner the requisite number of “yes” votes, Florida would become the 24th state to adopt a medical marijuana law and the first to do so in the South.  With less than a week before the election, CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with Ben Pollara Campaign Manager for United for Care and offers this report … http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ben-pollara-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...
An Interview with Adam Eidinger, Chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign

An Interview with Adam Eidinger, Chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign

Voters in Washington, D.C. will consider marijuana legalization Initiative 71 this election day, and if passed, adults in DC could legally possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana and six cannabis plants, and polling shows passage is likely; but the special relationship between the District of Columbia and the US Congress clouds the fate of this initiative, and if voters choose to legalize cannabis in the nation’s capital, Congress has 60 days to accept, revise or reject the measure, no matter the will of DC voters.  For some insight into one of the nation’s most important legalization efforts, CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with Adam Eidinger, Chairman of the DC Cannabis Campaign … a must listen …   http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/adam-eidinger-final-dwnld.mp3   Share...
Two Maine Cities will Vote on Legalization: an Activist Reflects

Two Maine Cities will Vote on Legalization: an Activist Reflects

Maine passed a medical marijuana law in 1999 with 61% of the vote.  A 2009 ballot initiative amended the law to allow dispensaries and add additional qualifying conditions.  Eight dispensaries are currently in operation.  Also in 2009, the state legislature decriminalized possession of a limited amount of cannabis, and last year, 67% of Portland voters decided to make it legal for adults to possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. This election day, voters in South Portland and Lewiston will consider similar measures, and for some perspective on what it took to get these initiatives before voters, CRN’s Brian Bahouth asked Maine Political Director for the Marijuana Policy Project David Boyer to reflect on a grueling political process that began last fall … http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/david-boyer-3-final-dwnld.mp3   Our other reports on the votes in South Portland and Lewiston: 9/24/14: Legalization Initiative Stalls in York, Maine. 7/31/14: Maine a good bet for legalization. Share...
Cannabis Grows a New Generation of Voters in Mississippi

Cannabis Grows a New Generation of Voters in Mississippi

A month ago, community activist Kelly Jacobs filed a petition with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office that marked the first step on the road to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the state-wide ballot in 2016.  Since then, a grass-roots movement to legalize marijuana has formed, and many early supporters are younger than thirty and represent a segment of voters who have traditionally lacked an issue to drive them to the polls … for more, CRN’s Brian Bahouth spoke with a Mississippi Alliance for Cannabis organizer Jesse Horton about the drive to legalize marijuana in Mississippi … http://www.cannabisradionews.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/jese-horton-final-dwnld.mp3 Share...