Medical marijuana is already available in California, but the November election ushers in the possibility of marijuana legalization for the general public. Some voters are already resolutely for or against Proposition 19 (Control and Tax Cannabis). But many Californians are confused about the issue and have a lot of questions as to what will happen if this historic bill is passed. This brief marijuana legalization fact sheet provides links to resources on who supports the bill, the history of marijuana legislature in LA and California, and pros and cons of legalization.
Cannabis' story may be centuries old, but in California it all started with medical marijuana's approval in 1992. The rest, as they say, is history.
Know the existing marijuana laws in California before you go into the voting booth in November and make your decision on Prop 19.
Though many cite marijuana legalization as a social and medical issue, some proponents of legalization are talking about its potentially positive impact on the flailing economy.
Learn the deeper issues behind the issue, how drug policy is legislated, and get a broader view on marijuana advocates' decades long legalization crusade and how, according to some, it has failed to make its case in recent years.
A broader view of the marijuana legalization case, beyond California, which brings the issue to the national arena.
The 700,000 person Service Employees International Union California endorses marijuana legalization as do the Republican Liberty Caucus and the National Black Police Association. Find out which of your favorite (or least favorite) celebrities here in LA support legalization.