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Tag: Proposition 19

November 16, 2010 | 8:41 am

Seth Rogen Discusses Easy Pot Availability on Conan

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Although California voters failed to approve the legalization of marijuana at the polls a couple of weeks ago, I think it’s safe to say that use of the substance has already been almost completely destigmatized culturally. Witness Seth Rogen’s appearance on the premiere of the new Conan O’Brien show, posted on the East Bay Express. […]

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November 8, 2010 | 11:22 am

Proposition 19: Headline Pun Roundup

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On election night, you know what caused me a lot of anxiety? Trying to come up with a clever, pun-driven headline about the defeat of Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative. The obvious way to go was some form of “Prop 19 Up in Smoke,” used by AFP and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Someone […]

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November 2, 2010 | 10:08 pm

Prop 19, Marijuana Legalization, Fails

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From AP: California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales. Proposition 19, rejected Tuesday, would have made it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, smoke the drug in nonpublic places […]

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October 25, 2010 | 2:45 pm

First Marijuana Legalization Commercial Released

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The Sacramento Bee’s Weed Wars has posted the first campaign commercial by the pro-Propostion 19 campaign. From the Bee: A spot featuring former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara begins running in the Los Angeles television market today. He declares that “the war on marijuana has failed” and it is time to legalize pot “to […]

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New Poll: Brown’s Lead Up, Boxer’s Steady, Climate-Law Hold Lags, Majority-Budget Vote Soars

October 25, 2010 | 9:56 am

New Poll: Brown’s Lead Up, Boxer’s Steady, Climate-Law Hold Lags, Majority-Budget Vote Soars

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A Los Angeles Times/USC poll released Sunday finds Jerry Brown with a commanding lead over Meg Whitman, 52 to 39 percent, in the governor’s race. Brown’s advantage among Latinos increased 14 points from the last Times/USC poll in September. Whitman must really be feeling the heat, because the candidate that earlier in the campaign became […]

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Attorney General Just Says No

October 15, 2010 | 1:55 pm

Attorney General Just Says No

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In a letter to former heads of the Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder said the U.S. will enforce federal law prohibiting recreational marijuana use and production, regardless of whether Californians legalize the drug through Proposition 19. The DEA chiefs had called on the Obama administration to sue California if the measure […]

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