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Group plans bid for Mass. marijuana legalization Wants to put question on 2016 ballot

The Marijuana Policy Project, the Washington, DC,-based advocacy group that organized and bankrolled Colorado’s recent marijuana legalization campaign, has opened a ballot committee with Massachusetts campaign finance regulators, setting the stage for a marijuana legalization campaign in 2016.

The Marijuana Policy Project’s executive director, Rob Kampia, opened a ballot referendum committee with the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Tuesday. The committee, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts, allows the Marijuana Policy Project to begin raising and spending money in the state. The organization is anticipating putting a marijuana legalization question on the statewide ballot in 2016. It also plans on waging 2016 legalization campaigns in Nevada, Arizona, California, Maine, and Montana. It has a marijuana legalization ballot initiative pending in Alaska this year; an Oregon campaign is pending, either for this year or 2016. [Read More…]

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