Arizona Passes Prop 203 for Medical Marijuana

By: Sunday November 14, 2010 11:06 am

The marijuana movement can chalk up one victory at the polls for the 2010 Election: Arizona’s Proposition 203 to bring medical marijuana to the state pulled ahead by 4,000 votes in last-minute counting. And as of last night, it’s official: medical marijuana is coming to Arizona.

Arizona’s Prop 203 Down by Just 2,400 Votes

By: Tuesday November 9, 2010 3:08 pm

In what is now a week-long count of provisional and absentee ballots for Arizona’s Prop 203, which would bring medical marijuana to the state, the latest tally shows the tightest margin yet. It’s crazy close – Prop 203 is losing by just 2,376 votes.

Marijuana Legalization: Demographics is Destiny

By: Friday November 5, 2010 3:38 pm

One of my first observations about the defeat of California’s Proposition 19 was how important turnout demographics were to the final outcome. Now, a poll for the Drug Policy Alliance by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research provides further insight. From the Report: If youth had comprised the same percentage of the electorate on Tuesday as they [...]

Arizona Prop 203 Gaining as More Votes Are Counted

By: Friday November 5, 2010 2:34 pm

Cross your fingers: things aren’t looking too bad for Arizona’s medical marijuana ballot initiative. Initially down by more than 7,000 votes on Election Night, Prop 203 is now down by less than 4,500 votes as hundreds of thousands of ballots are counted.

Post-Prop 19: How Did We Do, and What Can We Do Better?

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 11:46 am

Prop 19 was defeated at the polls, 54% to 46%. Medical marijuana initiatives in Oregon and South Dakota lost badly, and votes are still being counted in Arizona for a too-close-to-call race there.

It’s fine to say “we’ll do better next time,” but if “next time” is just more of the same, we’re destined to repeat the same mistakes and suffer the same outcome. And when people are putting their hearts and their money and their time toward ending prohibition, that’s just not good enough.

If we learned one thing during this election, it’s that the marijuana reform movement needs to embrace the grassroots, to stop preaching, and to start listening. The top-down strategy of the marijuana reform movement up until now has failed, and must not be repeated.

So we want to hear from you. We want to know how we did in this election, and where you think the marijuana reform movement should go.


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