Posts Tagged ‘ Prop 19 ’

Pot Taxes Are Coming To California

Pot Taxes Are Coming To California

Despite last week’s defeat of Proposition 19 at the polls, new taxes on marijuana are coming to California. As I write today in High Times online, California voters on election day by wide margins endorsed citywide medical marijuana tax ordinances in Albany, Berkeley, La Puente, Oakland, Rancho Cordova, Richmond, Sacramento, San Jose, and Stockton. You...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in World Views | No Comments »

10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

Marijuana supporters nationwide awoke on November 3rd to find they had been defeated in all four statewide initiatives on the ballot. While losing these battles is not good news for our movement, the lessons we’ve learned and coalitions we’ve formed will help us win the war even sooner. California’s Prop 19 received 3.4 million votes...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in World Views | No Comments »

Confirmed: CNN Goes NORML Tonight

Confirmed: CNN Goes NORML Tonight

The Good: I’m confirmed to appear this evening live on CNN to discuss the political aftermath and strategies for future Cannabis Prohibition law reforms around the 7:30 PM  hour (eastern). The Bad: Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske will appear live around 5:30 PM (eastern) to discuss cannabis legalization efforts post the close defeat of Prop 19...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in World Views | No Comments »

It’s Not A Matter of ‘Should We Legalize Marijuana’ — It’s A Matter of ‘How We Legalize’

It’s Not A Matter of ‘Should We Legalize Marijuana’ — It’s A Matter of ‘How We Legalize’

Following Tuesday night’s defeat of Prop. 19, I made the following statement to the press: “Throughout this campaign, even our opponents conceded that America’s present marijuana prohibition is a failure. They recognize that the question now isn’t ‘Should we legalize and regulate marijuana,’ but ‘How should we legalize and regulate marijuana?’” A just-released, comprehensive post-election poll...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in World Views | No Comments »

Voters Nationwide Decide Marijuana Law Reform Measures

In California, voters decided 45 percent to 55 percent against Prop. 19, which sought to legalize the adult possession of limited quantities of marijuana in private, and to allow for local governments to regulate its commercial production and retail distribution. The 45 percent of Californians voting ‘yes’ on Prop. 19 marks the greatest percentage...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in World Views | No Comments »