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California Prop 19

Lobbyists Getting Rich Off The War On Drugs

Republic Report | Lee Fang | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

John Lovell is a lobbyist who makes a lot of money from making sure you can’t smoke a joint. That’s his job. He’s a lobbyist for the police unio...

Oaksterdam University Founder: Marijuana Legalization Is 'Dead' In California

| Posted 11.09.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly. By Chris Roberts Last year's Proposition 19 was quite a wild ride, but marijuana legalization in...

Prop 19 Rejected: California Doesn't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Deni Carise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deni Carise

The results are in: After serious consideration, Californians voted against Prop.19. This proposition has spurred some interesting conversation throu...

What's Up With Liberals Against Marijuana Legalization?

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Borden

The reason the position of many liberals against legalized marijuana is hard to rationalize is that it isn't rational. If public usage of marijuana is an issue, the logical way to address it is by regulating public usage.

Five Reasons Why Prop 19 Lost

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Bloom

Prop 19 ran into a buzz saw that derailed California's nascent effort to tax and regulate marijuana. Here are the main reasons why it lost.

10 Lessons Learned from Marijuana Election Defeats

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

Marijuana supporters nationwide awoke on November 3rd to find they had been defeated in all four statewide initiatives on the ballot. While losing the...

Why Northern California's Pot Growers Said No to Prop 19

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Bloom

When it came time to consider a law that would tax and regulate their skunk-scented crops, the marijuana growers of Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties decided it just wasn't right for them.

Lucia Graves

Pot Advocates To Push For Legalization In 2012 | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Proponents of Proposition 19, the California ballot initiative that would have legalized recreational use and possession of small amounts of marijuana...

Ignorance and Intimidation = Delay Not Defeat in March Toward Pot Legalization

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

For several months California's Proposition 19 appeared headed for victory. That it lost yesterday is a tribute not only to youth-voter impassivity but to the power of ignorance and coercion.

Marijuana Legalization: Not If, But When

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

California's marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, didn't win a majority of votes yesterday but it already represents an extraordinary victory for the broader movement to legalize marijuana.

California's Prop 19: The First Step Toward A National Marijuana Industry?

Daily Finance | Bruce Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Will California's Proposition 19 get passed or go up in smoke? If approved, the controversial ballot measure would legalize most marijuana-related act...

Legalization or Bust: A Brief History of Marijuana Prohibition

Steve Bloom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Bloom

If Prop 19 wins, more states will follow California's lead -- just as they did after Prop 215 passed 14 years ago. The White House's veiled threat to stand in the way of its implementation is mostly smoke and mirrors.

Why Pot Legalization Is the Most Important Issue Before Voters This Election Day

Nick Gillespie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nick Gillespie

Despite similarities to liquor prohibition, the drug war actually functions more like the Cold War used to. It's an almost-hidden, infrequently debated structuring device that affects every aspect of American politics, culture, and society.

19 Reasons for Every Californian to Vote Yes on Prop 19

Russ Belville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Belville

California's Prop 19 will be the most talked-about ballot initiative in the November election.  This measure would make lawful the possession and sha...

Is Eric Holder Serious About Enforcing the Marijuana Laws?

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

It is hard to believe that in a nation where half the murders go unsolved that the Department of Justice would make marijuana a priority after the people voted for legalization.

Lucia Graves

Prop. 19: Former Police Chief Strikes Back At U.S. Attorney General | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former San Jose Chief of Police Joseph McNamara said Friday that "Californians are not going to let politicians in Washington, DC tell them how to vot...

Don't Do It, California

Adam McKay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Adam McKay

Please California, don't elect Meg Whitman as our Governor. For real. Don't do it. I have children that live here in this state and I don't think we can stand another "tough yet fair" Republican corporatist.

HBO's Boardwalk Empire Helps Us Understand Drug Prohibition

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Newman

Prohibition didn't work with alcohol -- that's why it was repealed after just 13 years. Today, after several decades of drug prohibition, it should be clear that it's never going to work.

Prop 19 Would Help -- Not Hurt -- Medical Marijuana Patients

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
David Borden

A group of medical marijuana dispensaries has come out against Prop 19, California's "Tax and Regulate Cannabis" initiative to legalize marijuana. Are they misinformed or deliberately lying? I don't know anymore.

Proposition 19, Ballot Measure In California That Would Legalize Pot, Endorsed By Largest Union In State

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California won the support Tuesday of the largest union in the state. The 700...

The Criminalization of Pot Killed My Best Friend (and Ruined My Life)

Jill Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jill Richardson

The pharmaceutical industry does not want marijuana to be legal. Neither does the alcohol industry, which is spending money to defeat Prop 19. They want a few more dollars for their shareholders, but I want my best friend back.