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 can […]
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 for […]
The Good: IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 this […]
Following Tuesday night’s defeat of Prop. 19, I made the following statement to the press:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Throughout this campaign, even our opponents conceded that AmericaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s present marijuana prohibition is a failure. They recognize that the question now isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t Ã¢â‚¬ËœShould we legalize and regulate marijuana,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ but Ã¢â‚¬ËœHow should we legalize and regulate marijuana?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢”
A just-released, comprehensive post-election poll of […]
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 Ã¢â‚¬ËœyesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ on Prop. 19 marks the greatest percentage of […]