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Backers and Foes of Legalization Battle for Endorsements

Which newspapers back California's recreational pot legalization effort? Who cares? Both sides, pro and con, are battling for the endorsements of the Golden State's still-influential dead-tree media. The...
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Minorities Speak Out in Favor of Legalization

The people behind Proposition 64, the initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, recently showed off minority support for the Nov. 8 measure. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced a ...
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Legalization Debate Comes to L.A.

If you enjoyed the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, you're going to love this: Supporters and critics of California's recreational marijuana initiative will duk...

Victory for Legalization in California is Looking Good

Past polls by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), USC and other organizations have found general support for marijuana legalization among a good majority (about 60 percent) of likely Californi...
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Pot Haters Say California Legalization is in Trouble

If you think there's a lot of debate about what poll numbers say about California marijuana legalization, get used to it. We're nearing the home stretch to election day, and foes are starting to battle s...

Latest Poll Finds Big Support for California Legalization

The latest poll on Prop. 64, the initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, shows the biggest support yet for the measure. Or rather, pollsters at the Institute of Governmental ...

L.A. Official Suggests Pot Advertising Ban

An L.A. city official is concerned that marijuana advertising could be coming to television in California if November's Prop. 64 is passed by the state's voters. The initiative would legalize recreationa...

Pot Haters Say California Legalization Is Iffy

A new poll by those fighting against California marijuana legalization suggests that the effort, Proposition 64, is against the ropes. What's worse, the survey takers say that when likely voters are expo...

$2 Million Pledged to Fight Legalization

Anti-marijuana group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Action says it has more than $2 million aimed at stopping legalization in California and other states. The cash will also be used to attempt to de...

L.A. Pot Retailers Head for the Ballot

The self-proclaimed "largest trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles" wants to change the rules of the game in L.A. A little. The Uni...

California Legalization Will Create New Pot Smokers

A new analysis from RAND Drug Policy Research Center co-director Beau Kilmer concludes that if Californians legalize recreational marijuana in November, "use will increase." He calls it a "fairly safe bet." ...

Cops Hate California Marijuana Legalization

A lot of people and groups are getting behind recreational pot legalization in California. The state NAACP, national NORML and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom all favor a yes vote on the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AU...

Hillary Clinton Balks at Backing California Pot Legalization

Hillary Clinton is clearly the more conservative candidate when compared to Sen. Bernie Sanders. During a recent swing through California she didn't disappoint her centrist fans. The former Secretary of S...

Republican Congressman Backs Calif. Marijuana Legalization

Orange County Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has endorsed the leading California initiative to legalize marijuana. That shouldn't come as a big surprise. Rohrabacher has long supported tokers' right...

California Attorney General Wants Pot Rescheduled

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is running for U.S. Senate. At a debate this week with other prospective senators, Harris was seen as a clear winner. She might also be a top choice for the canna...