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LEGALIZATION. The act of making lawful.
     2. By legalization, is also understood the act by which a judge or competent officer authenticates a record, or other matter, in order that the same may be lawfully read in evidence. Vide Authentication.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In a time where the country at large feels that there is so much progress being made in the legalization of marijuana, this film reveals the painful truth," the film's director John Ehrhard told Benzinga.
For example, Arizona just missed out on passing a recreational legalization measure in 2016 by ( roughly two percentage points .
According to the survey, 78 percent of residents are against the legalization of marijuana.
"One of the things that we wanted to make sure we accomplished with legalization was ensuring we put social equity at the center and the heart of our efforts, acknowledging that while we normalize and legalize something that is happening across the country, that we tie the direct nexus to the communities that the prohibition has hurt the most," said state Sen.
So, why haven't medical marijuana programs in the Mid-Atlantic states naturally led to legalization of adult use cannabis?
* Legalization creates opportunities --especially in snacking: Study participants in legal and non-legal markets expect that they are likely to increase their purchases of baked goods, candy, salty snacks and gum as a result of the legalization of cannabis products.
After marijuana's legalization, violent crime clearance rates shifted upward, while burglary and motor vehicle theft clearance rates "increased dramatically." Overall property crime clearance rates jumped sharply and reversed a downward trend in Colorado.
A study released this month from a UConn economist found a link between state recreational marijuana legalization and increased consumption of certain high-calorie foods, suggesting there may be something more substantial to the urban myth of "the munchies."
"I think that's coming; I think that's the future," Busch said of legalization.
Suppose the ONDCP's research finds that marijuana legalization is working out pretty well.
Cuomo included the legalization of recreational cannabis during a speech regarding his legislative priorities for the first part of 2019, reported WNBC.
"Catriona Gray's position on the legalization of marijuana for healing purposes could have been influenced by PRRD's stand on the matter or she could have come up with that conclusion after considering the pros and cons of the issue," Panelo said in a statement, referring to the president by his initials.