California Democrats Add Marijuana Legalization to Their Platform

By: Monday March 10, 2014 9:56 am

Over the weekend the California Democratic Party decided to make support for marijuana legalization part of their official platform. From the Sacramento Bee: The platform calls for the party to “support the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana, in a manner similar to that of tobacco or alcohol.” [...] In a speech to delegates on [...]

Gov. Jerry Brown Shows His Age With Absurd Marijuana Answer

By: Monday March 3, 2014 6:51 am

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) really showed his age this weekend when he responded to a serious question about marijuana legalization with absurd concerns about potheads making the country weak. From Meet the Press: DAVID GREGORY: Forty years ago, we weren’t talking about legalizing marijuana in states either. Is that a good idea or a [...]

Why the California Legislature Shouldn’t Punt on Pot Legalization

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 9:54 am

The big marijuana news this week is that it is unlikely a legalization initiative will get on the 2014 ballot in California. This is not a failure, only a temporary delay because the well-financed coalition decided to wait until 2016 when a Presidential election would produce a better turnout. In light of this decision it [...]

Another Poll Confirms Californians are Ready to Legalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 7:02 am

The last Field Poll found 55 percent of California voters think marijuana should be legal and that 56 percent would vote for a proposed legalization initiative with age restrictions. This is a five point jump in support for the basic idea of legalizing marijuana since their 2010 poll.

PPIC Poll: 60% of Likely Voters in California Back Marijuana Legalization

By: Thursday September 26, 2013 7:29 am

Support for marijuana legalization continues to grow at a rapid pace. The latest Public Policy Institute of California poll found 52 percent of the state’s residents believe the use of cannabis should be legal, while only 45 percent think it should remain illegal. When the poll is limited to only those likely to vote in [...]


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