(CNN) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced his opposition Thursday to an overwhelmingly popular proposal that would legalize medical marijuana in his state.
The Republican said "allowing large-scale, marijuana operations to take root across Florida, under the guise of using it for medicinal purposes, runs counter" to the state's efforts to boost tourism and a business-friendly environment.
Washington (CNN) – Around half the public says that marijuana use should be legal, according to recent national polling.
Forty-eight percent of those questioned in a CBS News survey in early May said that the use of marijuana should be legal, with 47% disagreeing. The poll suggested partisan, gender and generational divides, with a majority of men, younger Americans, Democrats and independents saying recreational pot should be legal. Women, those 45 and older, as well as Republicans, disagree.
(CNN) – While in Colorado on Wednesday, Chris Christie said he’s “not backing off an inch” from his previous comments against the state’s decision to legalize marijuana.
“What I said is what I believe,” the New Jersey Republican governor said. “I think legalizing marijuana is the wrong thing to do from a societal perspective, from a governmental perspective.”
(CNN) - A citizen-led petition to place legalization of recreational marijuana on the November ballot in Oregon obtained enough signatures, making the Beaver State the next place pot could be legally sold, bought and consumed.
More than 88,500 people signed the petition, enough to place the initiative before voters on November 4.
(CNN) - Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University survey released Monday also indicates that a majority of Colorado voters still support legal marijuana sales, six months after the law kicked in.
(CNN) – "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.
It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana.
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Rick Scott of Florida said he would sign a bill that legalizes a limited strain of medical marijuana.
The state House passed the measure on Thursday, and the state Senate is expected to pass it on Friday, the last day of the legislative session. Both houses are controlled by Republicans.
(CNN) - Most voters in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana say the move was good for their state, according to a new poll.
But a Quinnipiac survey of Colorado voters also indicates there's wide partisan and generational divides over the issue.
(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated his well-known opposition to legalizing marijuana in his state, and sharply criticized one that has done just that – Colorado.
Christie was asked by a caller on his monthly "Ask the Governor" radio program on New Jersey 101.5 about revenue and other business benefits of decriminalizing pot.
Sayreville, New Jersey (CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he's willing to think about legalizing medical marijuana in edible form for patients above the age of 18.
"If there becomes a large adult population that needs this type of edible (marijuana), I'll consider it," the New Jersey Republican said at a town hall in Sayreville.