Articles Tagged With ‘marijuana legalization’

State’s pot backers undeterred

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... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara’s medical pot dispensaries shut down

Amid pressure from the federal government, all four of Santa Barbara’s permitted medical marijuana dispensaries have closed up shop within the past few months. [Noozhawk] These closures follow federal drug raids on two South Coast operations and the delivery of... (Continue reading)

California Medical Association wants marijuana legalized

California’s largest doctor’ group is calling for the legalization of marijuana despite its belief that there may be only questionable medical value. [LA Times] Trustees of the California Medical Association., which represents more than 35,000 physicians statewide, adopted the position... (Continue reading)

Regulate marijuana like wine?

Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would decriminalize marijuana in California for those older than 21. The measure, dubbed the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act, would tax and regulate the cultivation, production and sale of cannabis using grape... (Continue reading)

Opposition to marijuana legalization increases

More voters who intend to vote in November now oppose Proposition 19, the ballot measure that would legalize marijuana, by a slight margin. [LA Times] A new statewide survey now shows 48 percent of Californians oppose Proposition 19, while 44... (Continue reading)

Proposition 19 likely to decrease marijuana costs, increase consumption

A new report suggests that if Proposition 19 passes in November, the cost of marijuana in California could drop as much as 80 percent, and consumption would rise. [LA Times] Researchers at Rand’s Drug Policy Research Center issued a new,... (Continue reading)

Marijuana legalization battle now waged on Facebook

The fight to legalize marijuana in California this November has now landed on Facebook. [Sacramento Bee] Proposition 19 supporters announced that their Facebook page already boasts more than 106,000 fans, compared to the mere two dozen who have signed up... (Continue reading)

Hey 19: Marijuana legalization ballot measure assigned a number

Proposition 19. Get used to it, because you’re going to be bombarded for the next four months by a cacophony of media messages concerning Proposition 19, which is now the official designation for the November ballot measure involving marijuana legalization.... (Continue reading)

Poll: 49 percent of Californians favor legalizing pot

The issue of whether to legalize marijuana has Californians about evenly split, underscoring the uphill challenge supporters face in the November election. [Los Angeles Times] The nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California issued a new poll this week indicating that... (Continue reading)

Marijuana legalization predicted to fail in November

California voters get to decide in November whether or not to legalize marijuana, but political pundits are already warning that the measure could go up in smoke. [San Bernardino Sun] Early polls show support for the proposed legalization, but experts... (Continue reading)