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Proposition 19 (California, 2010)

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  • 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 --...
  • Analyzing the midterm elections with editorial board member Jim Newton

     
    Times editor-at-large and editorial board member Jim Newton recently joined the folks at UCLA, where he is also a senior fellow at the School of Public Affairs, to analyze the midterm elections. On Jerry Brown versus Meg Whitman: "Each of......
  • Proposition 19 backers turn to Jon Stewart, Colbert and Comedy Central with marijuana ads

     
    With the election just five days away, the debate over Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization measure, is ramping up on the airwaves with both sides launching new commercials. The initiative’s supporters, armed with cash from recent major donations,...
  • Latinos arrested for marijuana possession at higher rate than whites, report says. Does this help Prop. 19?

     
    A new report shows that Latinos are arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession at higher rates than whites in California’s cities. Supporters of the push to legalize marijuana in California are now using the study, hoping to get Latino voters to........
  • Marijuana legalization backers plan final ad blitz

     
    The nation’s main advocacy group for drug policy reform laid out its final advertising strategy Friday for Proposition 19, targeting young people and voters in Southern California with advertising on radio, TV, the Internet and in the Los Angeles Times....
  • Sheriff's Department urges parents to check for pot-laced Halloween candy

     
    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is urging parents to look for candy containing marijuana this Halloween. Investigators have confiscated candies and snacks containing pot from marijuana dispensaries, and they are concerned such items could...
  • New poll: Support fading for marijuana proposition

     
    A new poll indicates that support is continuing to drop for the effort to legalize marijuana in California. The Field Poll, taken Oct. 14 and 26, shows that 49% of voters oppose Proposition 19 while 42% support it. In September,......
  • Latest Field Poll shows voters turning against marijuana proposition

     
    Californians who plan to cast ballots are turning against Proposition 19, the measure to legalize marijuana, according to the Field Poll, which found likely voters were opposed to it, 49% to 42%. That’s a reversal from last month, when the......
  • A Monday night salon on Prop. 19

     
    Two things were evident at the first-ever Axis Mundi, a new public salon presented Monday and Tuesday nights by the Actors Gang Theatre in Culver City. The first: Democracy is messy. The second: Public salons may be a lot like......