Californians Can Expect Lots of Marijuana on Their Presidential Ballot


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The legalization of recreational marijuana will be a huge issue on your 2016 ballot in California. It’s a presidential year, and pro-pot forces are expecting a larger-than-normal turnout at the polls. The Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project already made waves in recent days by announcing it would “begin raising funds to help place the measure on the November 2016 ballot.”
But the MPP wasn’t the first organization to eye the November, 2016 ballot in California, and it certainly won’t be the last.

The potent Drug Policy Alliance says it already had a fundraising committee up and running in California with the goal of raising cash for its own 2016 legalization initiative. In fact the DPA will be leading the effort that the Marijuana Policy Project will be raising cash for, said DPA’s deputy executive programs director, Stephen Gutwillig.
“We all need each other to make the pie bigger,” he said, “but the DPA will be running it.
Dennis Romero has more at the LA Weekly.