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The Normalization Of Legalization

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is in the midst of a dramatic shift in public opinion, one which began at least a decade ago and shows no signs of reversing any time soon. The concept of fully legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use must now actually be considered the mainstream opinion in America.

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Waiting For California to Legalize Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It will be a frustrating wait for those who want to move forward in California more quickly. But if it means two additional years of preparing the ground and gaining public acceptance, taking the time and opportunity to learn from other states' mistakes, and -- most importantly -- if it means getting more and more advocacy groups to work together instead of against each other, then the wait may well be worth it.

Matt Sledge

At Least 1 U.S. State Will Legalize Pot Next Month, Advocates Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Voters in three states will decide next month whether to legalize the sale and use of marijuana. If a ballot measure in one of those state...

Patrick Svitek

Pot Campaign Targets Parents | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Advocates of a Colorado campaign aimed at legalizing marijuana through the ballot box are directly targeting the most difficult voters to...

Are South Florida Seniors Key To Passing Medical Marijuana Bill?

Posted 03.15.2012 | Miami

When pot-progressive California added legalization to the ballot in 2010, voters didn’t let it pass. Whispers arose that seniors were the ones who k...

Ballot Measure Would Tax Pot Like Wine

| Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Joshua Emerson Smith Supporters are gathering signatures for an initiative that would ...

On A Marijuana Mission

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Have we become a nation of chronic employment? Out in California -- spiritual home to the Grateful Dead, Snoop Dogg, Cheech & Chong and Weeds -- it ap...

Crowdfund Successfully and You Won't Be Disappointed

Abe Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

I've been fascinated by the idea of crowd-funding for a while now. After all, the idea of pooling together money and resources from family, friends, and the general public makes a lot of sense for indie filmmakers with limited funds to spare.

Marijuana Legalization Advocates: We Haven't Given Up

Los Angeles magazine | Shayna Rose Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

With the midterm elections--and the defeat of California's Proposition 19--behind them, two advocates for the legalization of marijuana tell us what's...

Top Ten Marijuana Victories in 2010

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

While there were a few disappointing losses for the marijuana policy reform movement last year, the general trend was one of positive momentum.

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Campaign For 2012 Starts November 3

The Latest Word | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Support for Proposition 19, a California measure to legalize marijuana for adult use, is falling according to a recent poll. But backers of a simil...

No On Prop. 19 Campaign Already 'Practically Claiming Victory'

The Informer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

You pot legalization supporters better get serious, because the No on Prop. 19 campaign is dancing on the proposition's grave before it's even dead. T...

Stanford In A Prop 19 World | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Stanford in a post-Proposition 19 world: smoke billows out of dorm windows, students stumble to class in a haze, discarded Doritos bags line the hallw...

Poll: Marijuana Legalization In Trouble | John Hoeffel and Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California voters have turned against controversial initiatives to legalize marijuana and to suspend the state's global warming law, a poll from the P...

My 2010 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 1]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My apologies to anyone tuning in who was expecting to see the 150th "Friday Talking Points" column, since it will be pre-empted for two weeks here. B...

Report: SEIU To Support Proposition 19 | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A ballot measure to make California the first state to legalize the sale and use of marijuana has won the support of one of the state's...

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.

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...

The Marijuana Victories That Got Overlooked - and Still Lie Ahead

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

In the aftermath of at least three defeated statewide marijuana ballot measures on Election Day, people who aren't following the issue that closely mi...

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.

New Poll Finds Democrats Trailing In November Election, Support For Prop 19 Eroding

LAist | Zach Behrens in News on September 3, 2010 9:45 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The latest Survey/USA poll conducted for a handful of California TV stations, including KABC-TV locally, continues to show that Republicans have the l...

Ryan Grim

Parents Are Biggest Obstacle To Pot Legalization: Survey | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: California voters have rejected proposition 19, according to exit polls. The White House drug czar released a chest-thumping statement. "Today...

California: Caught in the Weeds?

Elissa D. Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elissa D. Barrett

You would think the two California gubernatorial candidates were constitutionally incapable of agreeing on a single issue. Not so! But for others, Proposition 19 has been an intense source of debate.