California Marijuana Legalization

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Legalization of recreational weed would generate an estimated $1 billion in additional taxes per year.
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If you care about protecting the environment, if you care about raising revenue for the state, if you care about protecting young people, if you care about communities harmed by our past drug policies, if you care about racial justice, then you should care about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
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Don't believe the scares that marijuana legalization is somehow worse than continuing prohibition; it's been proven wrong in four-out-of-four states so far.
San Francisco
On April 3, 2015, Sonoma County's secret war on marijuana confronted an unprecedented roadblock. A freedom flash mob had gathered, overfilling a courtroom and packing the hallway outside. Nearly 100 upstanding citizens had taken off work that morning for Yarrow Kubrin.
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For the first time, the sometimes competitive factions of the state's cannabis movement were sitting at the same table, discussing what an evolved legalization measure might look like.
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"The problem with anything, a certain amount is okay," Brown said. "But there is a tendency to go to extremes. And all of
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"I'd really like those two states to show us how it's going to work," he said. Brown noted that California already allows
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While the group had intended to begin gathering signatures ahead of the April 18 deadline, they decided to wait until 2016
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And it seems that politicians are following suit, though at least one would prefer marijuana policy reform activists wait
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Californians may be ready to legalize marijuana, polls continue to find. The measure's success, however, will depend largely
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Assessment of Brown's performance as governor stands at 48 percent approval, 38 percent disapproval, which represents a slight
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Ammiano attempted to pass a similar proposal in May, but was struck down by opponents who argued the bill didn’t address
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What possible point does it make to threaten a local sheriff or even a state attorney general with 20 years in prison for writing and implementing sane regulations for medical marijuana?
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As such, many legalization backers plan on targeting their resources for 2016. Mounting a viable pro-marijuana ballot campaign
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Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, views Newsom's change of heart through a political lens. "Gavin Newsom is clearly
Los Angeles
Reducing the penalty for marijuana possession is but one piece of the larger puzzle of mass incarceration and racially biased policing that continues to devastate our communities and deplete precious resources.
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Over 95 percent of the Border Patrol's anti-drug trafficking efforts along the U.S.-Mexico border involve marijuana, according
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And if all goes according to plan? "We will win by a landslide," DeAngelo said. "If California puts into place an effective
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In a June 20 poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, Amendment 64 led 46 to 42 percent among 799 Colorado voters, with a