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Colorado, Washington State Await Federal Government Response to Marijuana Laws

Officials in Colorado and Washington state are seeking guidance from the federal government in the wake of those states’ approval of recreational marijuana laws, The Washington Post reports.

Supporters of Arkansas Medical Marijuana Law Say They Will Try Again

Although Arkansas voters rejected a medical marijuana initiative on Tuesday, supporters of the measure say they will modify it and try again. If the measure had passed, it would have been the first medical marijuana law to be approved in a southern state, according to the Associated Press.

Questions Arise on Implementation of New Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law

Opponents of the Massachusetts medical marijuana law passed Tuesday say they are concerned about how the drug’s distribution will be regulated, and whether the state can prevent abuses.

Colorado and Washington Approve Measures to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures to legalize the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use, becoming the first U.S. states to do so. A similar measure in Oregon was defeated, Reuters reports.

Missouri Rejects Tobacco Tax Increase

Voters in Missouri rejected a measure that would have raised the state’s tobacco tax, which is the lowest in the United States. The proposal would have increased the tax from 17 cents to 90 cents per pack.

Study: Legalizing Marijuana in U.S. Could Hurt Mexican Drug Syndicates

A study released by a Mexican think tank concludes if three U.S. state initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana are approved by voters in today’s election, proceeds for Mexican drug trafficking syndicates could be reduced by up to 30 percent.

Six States to Vote on Marijuana Measures Tuesday

Voters in six states will consider measures that deal with the recreational or medical use of marijuana on Tuesday. In Colorado, Oregon and Washington state, voters will decide whether their states will become the first to allow recreational use of the drug.

Missouri to Vote on Proposed Increase in State Tobacco Tax, the Lowest in Nation

Voters in Missouri will decide on November 6 whether to increase their state tobacco tax, which is currently the lowest in the nation. The measure would raise the tax from 17 cents per pack to 90 cents.

Poll Finds 54% of Washington Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization Measure

A new poll finds 54 percent of voters in Washington state say they are in favor of a measure that would legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use among adults 21 and older.

Commentary: The Old Tobacco Industry Playbook and A Game That Two Can Play

As leaders in public health, it is our job to protect the consumer. Tobacco has been and remains the number one preventable cause of death for decades and we know this fight to save lives is a marathon, not a sprint, explains Legacy President and CEO Cheryl Healton.

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