State’s pot backers undeterred
December 27, 2012
Tutored by California’s prior failures to become the nation’s legal pot pioneer, advocates in Washington and Colorado learned and subsequently succeeded. Now California marijuana legalization proponents are feeling newly-empowered and eying rekindled efforts to win their next campaign. (San Jose Mercury News)
Backers of California’s unsuccessful Proposition 19 in 2010 met early in December with others who have promoted similar measures in the past, some of which conflicted.
Support of legalization or extreme relaxation of existing laws nationwide is a concept now being embraced by a slim majority for the first time ever, according to analysts on both sides of the political spectrum.
More attention to detail as to how such legalization would be administered was missing in California’s main efforts, its sponsors concede, including adequate descriptions of state-run regulatory system, and application of DUI restrictions.
Proponents in Colorado’s campaign agree that allocating resulting tax revenues for schools proved very helpful in convincing voters to support the plan.