Momentum To Legalize MJ in California is Growing
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Momentum To Legalize MJ in California is Growing
Posted by CN Staff on November 09, 2014 at 16:37:36 PT
By Kurtis Alexander
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
California -- Tuesday’s election, just one piece of the West Coast remained unwelcoming to recreational pot: California.But with voters in Oregon and Alaska legalizing the use and sale of marijuana — joining Washington and Colorado in inviting retail spreads of cannabis-infused teas and brownies and joints — advocates see fresh momentum behind the slow shift in how the public regards the green stuff and those who enjoy it.
California residents rejected legalization in 2010, with a 54 percent vote against it, but supporters of recreational marijuana are growing more confident about reversing that result in the 2016 election.“I see a parallel — not a perfect parallel, but a parallel — with marriage equality,” said Ben Tulchin, a San Francisco-based pollster who has watched sympathy for both same-sex unions and marijuana climb. “The first battle you may lose, like in California, but you start a conversation and get the dialogue going. … And you eventually see a very big shift.”California, alongside Arizona and Nevada, have legalization measures in the works for the 2016 election, when the presidential race is expected to deliver younger voters to the polls who tend to be more supportive of pot. Proponents are considering other states as well.“I got to believe that the wins this week, coupled with the wins in 2012, will provide momentum,” Tulchin said.The increasing support for the drug is the result of a number of factors, say marijuana supporters, who for decades made little progress.SnippedComplete Article: San Francisco Chronicle (CA)Author: Kurtis AlexanderPublished: November 9, 2014Copyright: 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Contact: letters sfchronicle.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by The GCW on November 10, 2014 at 03:59:06 PT
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Comment #5 posted by keninsj on November 09, 2014 at 23:10:54 PT:
2016 in Cali
I believe that legalization will happen in 2016. I get annoyed when the media keeps bringing up the failure to legalize in 2010. That law was flawed, and would have been a serious compromise to what legalization should be. Personally I think that the voters made the right decision in 2010, and I believe the new bill will be better written and based on what is working in other states. I do hope that they will allow growing, I think without the ability to grow your own, it is not really full legalization.
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on November 09, 2014 at 20:18:43 PT
I would also like to see Ohio go forward with full legalization in 2016. That would bring out a lot of votes for the Democrats. Got to win Ohio to win the Presidency or so they always say.
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on November 09, 2014 at 20:14:34 PT
Thank you! It's really good to see you!
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Comment #2 posted by MikeEEEEE on November 09, 2014 at 18:42:02 PT
East coast
What about the east coast, besides DC, any initiatives coming up?Forget about Florida, too many non-progressive elderly voters.
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Comment #1 posted by HempWorld on November 09, 2014 at 17:45:56 PT
Hey Everybody! (happy belated birthday FoM)
Please also, do not forget!in 2016 we will have had another 2 years of legalization news and good results from CO, AK and OR (for starters) this, and more time for more conversation will turn the tide forever!I am not too worried about legalization in CA in 2016!God bless, thank you all for making this happen!
"Legalise It!" said Peter Tosh!
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