Marijuana Vote 2010: Pot at the Polls in Four States

CANNABIS CULTURE – Marijuana is on the ballot in four states: California, Arizona, South Dakota, and Oregon will vote on cannabis-related initiatives in the November 2 election.

If you live in any of these states, please do everything you can to spread the word and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE on November 2, 2010!

LIVE ELECTION COVERAGE on CANNABIS CULTURE

Cannabis Culture will be broadcasting LIVE FROM OAKSTERDAM on the evening of NOVEMBER 2 as the election counts are tallied. Watch this space or the front page of CC for live streaming video from Yes on 19 Headquarters in Oakland, California on the night of the election.

More information about the initiatives:

California – Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana

A YES vote on Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana for recreational purposes in the state of California, allowing all homeowners to grow a 25 square foot garden for personal use without penalty. It would also allow counties in the state to open cannabis cafes, issue growing and distribution licenses, and impose and collect taxes.

Prop 19 may be the most important effort to legalize marijuana in the history of the United States, and its passing will likely bring down prices of pot, help to end control of the illegal drug market by Mexican cartels, and bring in much-needed tax dollars for the struggling state.

MORE INFO: Find out why all Californian’s should vote YES on Proposition 19 (and more here and here) or read the full proposition.

See the long list of endorsements or get t-shirts and other gear at the official Yes on 19 website.

HELP NOW: Volunteer with the Prop 19 campaign or get out the YES VOTE by using Just Say Now!’s online voter contact tool or the YesOn19.com Predictive Dialer. You can also donate here.

Watch video about Proposition 19.

Arizona – Proposition 203 to legalize medical marijuana

A YES vote on Proposition 203 would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state Arizona, allowing qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions to obtain, possess and consume marijuana from a nonprofit medical dispensary.

MORE INFO: Read more about Proposition 203 or read the full proposition.

Arizona passed a similar initiative in 1996 by a 65% margin, but it was overturned by the state legislature. If passed, Prop 203 will be protected from the same fate thanks to a 1998 ballot initiative which prevents the legislature from overturning voter-approve ballot initiatives.

Go to the official Yes on Proposition 203 website.

HELP NOW: Volunteer with the Prop 203 campaign or get out the YES VOTE by using Just Say Now!’s online voter contact tool. You can also donate here.

South Dakota – Measure 13 to legalize medical marijuana

A YES vote on Measure 13 would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in the state South Dakota, allowing qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions to cultivate and possess marijuana as well as obtain it from a state-licensed caregiver. Caregivers may provide for up to 5 patients.

MORE INFO: Read more about Measure 13 or read the full measure.

Measure 13 will allow for a strict medical marijuana program, arguably more restrictive than similar rules in the 14 other states that have passed similar bills, requiring a doctor’s certification every six months. Despite its limitations, the measure will provide relief for suffering medpot patients who will finally be a allowed to use their medicine legally.

Go to the official Yes on Measure 13 website.

HELP NOW: Volunteer with the Measure 13 campaign or get out the YES VOTE by using Just Say Now!’s online voter contact tool. You can also donate here.

Oregon – Measure 74 to legalize medical marijuana dispensaries

A YES vote on Measure 74 would establish a system of privately owned, non-profit medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Oregon. It would also create a system of licensing and regulation for growers to provide medical marijuana to the dispensaries.

MORE INFO: Read more about Oregon’s Measure 74 or read the full measure (PDF).

Supporters say the measure would create one of the best system in the country for providing legal and highly regulated access to medical marijuana in a model similar to other drug pharmacies. If passed, the measure is expected to generate up to $20 million a year in taxes and fees paid for by participants.

Go to the official Yes on Measure 74 website.

HELP NOW: Volunteer with the Measure 74 campaign or get out the YES VOTE by using Just Say Now!’s online voter contact tool. You can also donate here.

The Countdown Continues

November 2 is less than a week away!

Watch for more coverage of THE 2010 MARIJUANA VOTES on Cannabis Culture in coming days and LIVE video coverage on November 2.

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