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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. …

Study: More Than 10,000 Arrested Annually For Possessing Marijuana in Colorado

A new report concludes more than 10,000 people are arrested each year in Colorado for possession of marijuana. …

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. …

Marijuana Use Linked with Episodes of Cyclic Nausea and Vomiting

Regular use of natural or synthetic marijuana has been linked with cases of cyclic nausea and vomiting, according to research presented at the American College of Gastroenterology meeting this week. …

Justice Official: Federal Government Won’t Legalize Marijuana Even if States Do

A Justice Department official says the federal government will not change its position on the legalization of marijuana, even if voters in Colorado, Washington state or Oregon approve measures to legalize recreational use of the drug. …

Colorado Could See “Marijuana Tourists” if Measure Passes

Both critics and supporters of a measure on the November ballot that would legalize small amounts of marijuana possession for those over age 21 in Colorado say the state could see an influx of “marijuana tourists” if the initiative passes. …

Marijuana Advocates Call on Government to Reclassify Drug

The marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access asked a federal appeals court this week to force the Drug Enforcement Administration to hold a hearing to consider research on the drug’s benefits. The group wants marijuana reclassified so it is no longer considered a dangerous drug with no medical value. …

Marijuana Activists Attract Some Conservatives with Arguments About States’ Rights

Proponents of marijuana legalization measures in Oregon, Washington and Colorado have attracted some conservative backers with arguments about states’ rights and a mistrust of federal government, the Associated Press reports. …

Internal Debates Arise on Both Sides of Marijuana Measure in Washington State

Disagreements have arisen on both sides of the debate about a measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana in Washington state, The New York Times reports. The divisions are making it difficult to predict the outcome. …

Study: 240,000 in Washington State Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Past 25 Years

Over the past 25 years, an estimated 240,000 people in Washington state have been arrested for marijuana possession, according to a study by an advocacy group. The study was released as Washington voters are considering a measure on the November ballot to legalize and tax marijuana sales at state-sanctioned stores. …