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Proposition 19 (California, 2010)

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  • Voters now oppose marijuana legalization, latest poll finds

     
    California voters now oppose Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana, by 49% to 44%, according to the latest poll from the Public Policy Institute of California. The poll found a sharp reversal from last month, with support dropping 8......
  • Legalizing marijuana in California not the answer to drug war, federal official says

     
    The nation’s drug czar traveled to California to highlight his contention that legalizing marijuana is not the answer to a drug war he acknowledged has not succeeded. Instead, Gil Kerlikowske stressed what he called a middle way: increased prevention...
  • Mothers for marijuana: 'Please vote yes, yes on 19 for the kids'

     
    With a group of mothers around her, attorney Hanna Liebman Dershowitz uttered some words likely not yet heard in this wild election season: Legal marijuana is "safer for our children." “When I think of what type of world I want......
  • Singer Melissa Etheridge and others speak out in favor of legalizing marijuana

     
    Rock singer Melissa Etheridge says she used medicinal marijuana while recovering from breast cancer and supports California’s Proposition 19, the November ballot initiative that would legalize pot. Etheridge said as she underwent chemotherapy she was...
  • California chamber begins radio ads to defeat Prop. 19

     
    The first major advertising in the campaign against the marijuana legalization initiative hit the airwaves Friday with the California Chamber of Commerce spending $250,000 for radio ads. The spots say, in part, that Proposition 19 "is worded so broadly...
  • Blacks more likely to be arrested for pot possession than whites, report says

     
    Seeking to appeal to black voters to support marijuana legalization, the Drug Policy Alliance and the state NAACP are releasing a report Friday afternoon saying that blacks were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession at higher rates than whites...
  • Official: Tijuana massacre may be related to pot bust

     
    The execution-style killing of 13 people at a drug rehabilitation center in Tijuana on Sunday night might be related to a record-breaking bust last week of 134 tons of marijuana in the same city, Baja California state Atty. Gen. Rommel Moreno said,...
  • Proposition 19 campaign will run TV ad in Los Angeles area

     
    The campaign to pass Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana in California, will hit television sets in the Los Angeles area Tuesday with a commercial that features retired San Jose Police Chief Joseph D. McNamara endorsing the initiative. The.....
  • Multibillionaire investor George Soros backs Proposition 19

     
    George Soros, the multibillionaire investor who helped bankroll three initiatives to change drug laws in California, endorsed the marijuana legalization initiative Monday and plans to make a major financial contribution to the campaign. Soros, who...
  • Prop. 19 backers cite higher marijuana arrest rates for Latinos

     
    Aiming to persuade Latino voters to back a marijuana legalization measure as a civil rights issue, supporters released a new report Wednesday showing that Latinos are arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession at higher rates than whites in...
  • Pull quote: Though they use marijuana less, more blacks than whites are arrested for pot possession

     
    "White people between the ages of 18 and 25 use marijuana at a higher rate than their black peers, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, so you would naturally assume that young white people would also......
  • Proposition 19: Russian reefer madness

     
    Besides George Soros, the marijuana legalization measure on California's Nov. 2 ballot has won itself few friends in high places. The Obama administration's position is nay, and just about every Democrat and Republican running for statewide office --...