SACRAMENTO, April 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Late Tuesday afternoon, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposal to align medical marijuana regulations passed by the Legislature in 2015 and the 2016 Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Prop 64), both of which call for commercial licensing and regulation to begin in January 2018.
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Nearly 60 million Americans may wake up Nov. 9 to find voters in their states have abolished long-standing marijuana prohibitions, a three-fold expansion for legal cannabis across the country.
Artists for 64 is being organized by dream hampton and Mike de la Rocha of Revolve Impact and includes Jesse Williams, Shailene Woodley, Olivia Wilde, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Russell Simmons, Danny Glover, Piper Kerman, Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T., Common, Tim Robbins, Michael K Williams and Al Harrington.
On Sept. 15, 2016, a legislator from California revealed that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto brought up California’s recreational legalization measure with a delegation of California Democratic lawmakers who were visiting Mexico to discuss trade and border issues.
Some marijuana advocates in California are opposing Proposition 64, also called the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a legalization effort that will appear on the state ballot in November. Among the opponents are some who worry about what recreational legalization will do to their medical-marijuana businesses.
OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Arcview Market Research, the leading publisher of cannabis market research, in partnership with New Frontier, the cannabis Big Data and analytics authority, has released its 2016 California Legal Cannabis Market State Profile.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new report by the Drug Policy Alliance shows that there were nearly half a million marijuana felony and misdemeanor arrests in California between 2006 and 2015.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Tom Campbell, the respected former Republican Congressman and legislator, former Director of the California Department of Finance under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger officially endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Yes on Proposition 64 campaign announced today that California’s first major newspaper endorsement of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, has come out strongly in favor of the measure.
While California law enforcement officers remain outspoken against marijuana legalization, supporters have outspent opponents 40 to 1, according to a July 31, 2016, article in the Orange County Register. The top five pro-legalization donors have given $6.5 million, versus the top 5 opposing donors, who have given only $159,150.
On July 12, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to place an initiative on the November ballot that would levy a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana and use the proceeds to help fight chronic homeless.
The marijuana legalization initiative that will be on the November ballot in California is a disappointment to many in the cannabis decriminalization movement.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalization is not a sure thing. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is expected soon to be set for November’s ballot, but Newsom, speaking to the National Cannabis Industry Association’s convention in Oakland, Calif., on June 21, 2016, said that does not guarantee its passage.
On June 19, 2016, during the California Democratic Party’s executive board meeting in Long Beach, the board voted to endorse the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
A real estate boom has begun in Northern California as would-be growers anticipate the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The act is not officially on the November ballot yet, but many people will be ready with slices of growing land from San Francisco to the so-called Emerald Triangle of Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity counties.
According to the Public Policy Institute of California, 60 percent of likely voters in California support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Voters will be asked in November whether Californians of legal drinking age should be allowed to smoke marijuana, whether or not it’s for medicinal purposes.
On May 4, 2016, organizers behind the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana in California, announced that they had collected enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
On March 21, 2016, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom endorsed the legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.
On Feb. 1, 2016, the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana received an endorsement from the California Medical Association.