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...

$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...

Challenge of Colorado’s Pot Rights Goes Down in Flames

Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado over its legalization of recreational marijuana.The law, the states said, infringed on their own right to pot-free living. Namely, they said, recreational pot increased d...

Sean Parker’s Pot Initiative Gets Big Endorsement

The California State NAACP this week endorsed the proposed Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), a marijuana-legalization initiative aiming for the November ballot in California.AUMA is the proposal backed by ...

Activists Agree to Back One California Legalization Try

The worst-case scenario for the legalization of recreational marijuana in California almost came to pass.The game's not over yet, but it looks like disaster was averted. Several initiatives are aiming for t...

Could Ohio’s Legalization Failure Happen in California?

Proponents of one of the marijuana legalization initiatives aiming for the 2016 ballot in California are warning that Ohio's failure to pass that state's own attempt to make it legal could provide a lesson for ...

Pot Initiative Backed by Facebook’s Sean Parker Debuts

The anticipated initiative backed by Facebook billionaire Sean Parker made its debut appearance this week.Organizers filed initial initiative language for what they're calling the Adult Use of Marijuana Act...

Big Legalization Initiative Readied for California Voters

California had its chance to fully legalize pot before Colorado did. But in 2010 voters shot down Proposition 19, which would have allowed those 21 and up to legitimately use recreational marijuana even without...

It Was a Very Good Year for Drug Laws in California

2014 was a year that Colorado got all the attention, even though California has hundreds more legal marijuana collectives.But don't fret, fellow Golden State warriors.We got our act together in Californ...

NAACP Leader Wants Legal Pot in Vegas and All of Nevada

An effort to put the legalization of recreational marijuana before Nevada voters got a big boost recently by a prominent African American leader in that state.Nevada's legislature will have the choice of ap...

Regulation of California Pot Shops Could End Up on The Ballot

A bill to regulate California collectives that was sponsored by the California Police Chiefs Association was effectively put to death last week in the state Senate Appropriations Committee.And while you wou...