Voters in California rejected a ballot measure on November 2 that would have made theirs the first state to legalize marijuana. But Jodie Emery, a Vancouver resident who’s a leading member of the legalization movement, told the Straight she doesn’t see the defeat at the polls as a failure.
Browsing: Proposition 19
In the aftermath of at least three defeated statewide marijuana ballot measures on Election Day, people who aren’t following the issue that closely might be inclined to think the pendulum is swinging against marijuana policy reform. They’d be wrong.
It didn't take long after the defeat of Proposition 19, which would have taxed and regulated marijuana in California, for the cannabis community to realize that legalization's ignominious defeat was fueled by the duplicity - some would say outright treachery - of certain greedy, reactionary elements within the community itself.
CANNABIS CULTURE - In response to the voting results on Proposition 19, the California ballot measure to control and tax marijuana, Prop. 19 proponent Richard Lee released the following statement:
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.
CANNABIS CULTURE - Californians will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2 for the historic vote on Proposition 19, the ballot initiative to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana - and Cannabis Culture is webcasting LIVE from Yes on Prop 19 Headquarters in Oaksterdam!
The family of Peter Tosh is for the first time coming out and announcing its strong support of California’s Proposition 19 and the Just Say Now Campaign to legalize marijuana nationwide.
We know what Snoop thinks about Prop 19, but some say weeding out voters' true feelings can be difficult for pollsters.
California's tax and regulate marijuana legalization initiative, Proposition 19, is trailing in two more polls, adding to a run of disappointing poll results as election day draws near.