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Proposition 19 Op-Ed

The week before the people of California voted on 2010’s Proposition 19 to tax and regulate cannabis, I sent off truncated versions of my “Marijuana and the West”┬ápaper (from my first blog post) to several publications, in hopes the history of marijuana prohibition could be thrown into the debate. I was unjustly, insultingly, embarrassingly and … Continue reading

Proposition 19’s Precedents

In the Spring of 2010, I researched the historical precedents of California’s “Control and Tax Cannabis 2010” initiative, which would appear on the state’s ballots that year as Proposition 19. Going into the research, I expected to find that western states like California – relatively young states settled by those with pioneer spirits – had … Continue reading