Tag: california legalization

Study: Just 1 in 7 California Cities Allow Marijuana Stores

According to a newly-released study conducted by The Mercury News, just one out of every seven cities in California allow marijuana retail outlets, despite voters approving of legalization nearly a year and a half ago. In 2016 California voters, with a 57% majority, gave approval to Proposition 64. The initiative legalized the possession and personal …

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Anti-Marijuana Group Facing Thousands of Dollars in Fines for Campaign Violations

A national anti-marijuana group is facing thousands of dollars in fines for violations they made while working to oppose California’s Proposition 64. SAM Action Inc. has agreed to the $6,000 in fines proposed by enforcement staff for the California Fair Political Practices Commission for violations they made during their campaign to oppose the marijuana legalization initiative …

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Poll: 71% of California Voters Plan to Vote “Yes” on Cannabis Legalization in November

New polling conducted by the CALSPEAKS Opinion Research Center has found that a vast majority of voters in California plan to vote “Yes” on Proposition 64 this November to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older. According to the poll, 71% of likely voters in the state are leaning towards voting in favor of the …

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California Poll Finds Nearly Two in Three Voters Support Legalizing Cannabis

California is one of five states this November voting for the legalization of recreational cannabis, and a new poll shows that a strong majority of voters in the state support the idea. According to the poll conducted by the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California in Berkeley, 63.8% of those in the …

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California’s Cannabis Legalization Initiative to be on November Ballot as Proposition 64

It’s official: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) will appear on the November presidential election ballot as Proposition 64, six years after the appearance of Proposition 19. According to its official state summary, Proposition 64; “Legalizes marijuana and hemp under state law”, “Designates state agencies to license and regulate marijuana industry”, and “Imposes state …

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Here Comes the Big One: ReformCA Files its California Cannabis Legalization Initiative

By Phillip Smith, StopTheDrugWar.org SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, also known as ReformCA, has filed a draft marijuana legalization initiative with state officials, the group announced Sunday. The long-anticipated move means the campaign best-placed to bring legalization to the Golden State can finally get underway. The Control, Regulate and Tax Cannabis Act …

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California NAACP Files Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

An initiative to legalize the recreational use, cultivation and distribution of cannabis has been filed in California by the state’s branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The initiative would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for those 21 and older, while allowing them to cultivate …

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Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Approved by California Secretary of State

Proponents of the Responsible Use Act of 2016, an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in California, have been given the go-ahead by Secretary of State Alex Padilla to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place the measure on next year’s November ballot. Advocates now have 180 days to collect 365,880 signatures from registered California voters. …

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Comprehensive Legalization Initiative Filed in California

A broad coalition of California proponents have filed the open-source voter initiative, the Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2016 (MCLR). According to a press release; “MCLR was developed in 2014 as the first “open-source” method for advocates and experts everywhere to contribute directly to the language of California’s marijuana legalization law. In early …

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Weedmaps.com Donates $1 Million to California Legalization Campaign

Weedmaps.com, a website that connects people with medical cannabis dispensaries and doctors, has contributed $1 million to a campaign looking to place a recreational cannabis legalization initiative on the 2016 general election ballot. The money, donated by Weedmaps Media, LLC (formed in 2008), was given to Californians for Sensible Reform. It’s unclear exactly what the …

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