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   Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law

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Legalize Marijuana

Race Type

Referendum

Filing Deadline

6/9/2010 12:00 pm

Polls Open

11/2/2010 6:00 am

Polls Close

11/2/2010 11:00 pm

Term Starts

11/3/2010 12:00 pm

Term Ends

11/30/9998 12:00 pm

Database Record

Posted 3/29/2010, Updated 4/6/2011

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NARRATIVE

Ballot title: Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law. Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana. Initiative Statute. Official summary: Allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. Permits local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana to people 21 years old or older. Prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old. Maintains current prohibitions against driving while impaired. Estimated fiscal impact: Savings of up to several tens of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments on the costs of incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Unknown but potentially major tax, fee, and benefit assessment revenues to state and local government related to the production and sale of marijuana products.


DEBATES

EVENTS

POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENTS

Title

Candidate

Against Candidate

Category

Ad Tone

Video Start Date

Police Chief McNamara: Vote YES On Proposition 19

 

 

TVAd

Issue

10/25/2010


NEWS

Date

Category

Headline

11/5/2010 1:30 pm

Opinion

Passing Prop 19 would have had more benefits than just getting high

10/31/2010 2:00 pm

News

Proposition 19 support falls, Field Poll finds

10/27/2010 2:00 am

News

Billionaire Soros gives Yes-on-19 campaign $1million

10/25/2010 8:50 pm

News

Multibillionaire investor George Soros backs Proposition 19

10/24/2010 10:00 am

Analysis

Prop. 19: Fight over pot starts to heat up

10/22/2010 11:25 pm

Speculative

Are Voters Afraid To Talk About Pot?

10/15/2010 9:00 pm

General

Marijuana in California: Prop. 19 won't stop federal drug enforcement

9/26/2010 6:40 am

Poll

Initiative to legalize pot gaining

9/1/2010 9:20 am

Announcement

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Sheriff Lee Baca to Co-Chair No on Proposition 19 Campaign

7/27/2010 7:35 pm

Poll

Pot smokers outnumber prohibitionists in California poll

8/18/2010 7:45 pm

News

Bay Area longshore workers want to legalize pot

8/16/2010 6:00 am

General

Libertarian Schism Beginning to Emerge Over Marijuana Legalization Initiative

8/18/2010 6:00 am

Idiocy

Group: Prop 19 Would Mean Pot-Smoking at Work

8/12/2010 6:00 pm

Poll

Survey USA Poll Gives California Marijuana Initiative Ten Point Lead

7/27/2010 6:00 am

Speculative

A Bradley Effect on Legalizing Pot

8/10/2010 9:20 pm

News

California Anti-Gay Group Attacks Prop 19 Marijuana Initiative

8/8/2010 3:45 pm

Perspective

Risk of stoned drivers minimal with Prop. 19

7/30/2010 2:00 am

Speculative

If California legalizes marijuana, not clear what Obama administration would do

8/8/2010 7:40 pm

News

Marijuana legalization receiving fewer contributions than previous drug-related propositions

7/20/2010 6:00 pm

Endorsement

Munchies and marijuana OK with food union

7/18/2010 6:00 pm

Announcement

California Democratic Party decides not to endorse marijuana legalization initiative

5/19/2010 10:50 am

Endorsement

Up with dope! Oakland City Council first in CA to endorse pot legalization measure

7/1/2010 3:00 am

Endorsement

Citing high black arrests, NAACP endorses pot legalization

4/20/2010 3:55 am

Statement

Cooley to Brown: Do Not Approve Marijuana Ballot Title

4/21/2010 11:30 am

News

Tax Cannabis 2010 Raises $42,000 on 4/20

4/5/2010 11:45 pm

Opinion

California should vote yes on pot referendum

4/13/2010 9:25 am

General

Facebook: Legalization More Popular Than Brown, Whitman, Poizner Combined

4/12/2010 6:00 pm

Endorsement

Teachers Union Head Supports Marijuana Regulation

3/27/2010 7:00 pm

Editorial

The Business Case For Marijuana

4/5/2010 6:00 pm

General

California: Odd Bedfellows in the Pro-Pot Ballot Initiative

4/3/2010 8:00 pm

Opinion

Legalizing marijuana is a misguided solution

4/2/2010 5:30 am

General

Sen. Boxer Opposes California Initiative To Fully Legalize Marijuana

4/2/2010 3:00 pm

Blog Entry

Republicans officially oppose legalizing/taxing dope in CA; Dems will decide in July

3/29/2010 4:00 am

Advertisement

Backers of pot legalization initiative launch first radio spot

3/30/2010 11:35 am

Statement

Madam in Spitzer scandal lauds Calif. pot measure

3/28/2010 2:00 am

General

Pot growers fear legal marijuana

3/28/2010 5:10 am

General

Legalize marijuana?: California's experiment is worth watching


DISCUSSION

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RESULTS OF THIS ELECTION

 

No
(NO)
Announced 11/30/2009

5,333,230
53.46%

 

Yes
(YES)
Announced 11/30/2009

4,643,592
46.54%

 

Source for election returns: http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/ballot-measures/


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