Voters Reject State Marijuana Measure, Back Local Policies
On Tuesday, California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have legalized sales and use of marijuana. However, voters in nine counties approved measures to tax existing marijuana dispensaries, as well as any establishments that would have been created under Prop. 19. Dale Gieringer -- state director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws -- said that legislation might be required to clarify regulations governing legal marijuana transactions. Meanwhile, advocates say they will work to include a measure to legalize marijuana on the 2012 ballot.
- "California Voters Send Mixed Message Over Marijuana Tax" (Hecht, Sacramento Bee, 11/4).
- "Prop. 19 Backers Vow Another Try To Legalize Pot" (Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/4).
- "Pot Activists Vow To Push Legalization in 2012" (Leff/Wohlsen, AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/3).