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Legalization Campaign Gets Reprieve

A campaign that failed to get legalization on the ballot in 2014 has been given new life, though probably not for long. The backers of the so-called Jack Herer amendment tried to collect enough voter signatures to get their proposal on the ballot, but they came up short last month. Now they have won approval from the California Secretary of ...

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Is It Over for Legalization in 2014?

Californians are increasingly ready to legalize weed, yet observers say it’s looking increasingly unlikely that will happen this year. Four petitions are in the works to put legalization on the ballot in the 2014 elections. But the door may be closing on all four of them – and on legalization – for this election cycle. Why? There are a couple ...

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Third Legalization Effort Starts Gathering Signatures

The list of initiatives vying to put legal weed on the state ballot in November continues to grow. This month the office of the California secretary of state announced it had cleared backers of a third petition to begin gathering signatures. The Drug Policy Alliance, which is behind a proposal known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, was ...

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Group Makes New Push for Legal Pot in California

California voters rejected legal pot at the polls in 2010, but there’s a group of advocates hopeful they can reverse that trend in time for next year. Marijuana Legalization on The Ballot In early August, the California Cannabis, Hemp and Health Initiative filed the California Hemp Act 2014 with the state attorney general’s office. This voter initiative would go on ...

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