Aug 30 2009

The tax heard round the world

Since the passage of Oakland’s Measure F, which taxes medical marijuana the same as alcohol, the media has been in a feeding frenzy.  Articles gushing over the revenue potential of marijuana have appeared in Time, The Atlantic, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, and Forbes. Notably absent Continue reading →

Aug 16 2009

Oakland’s marijuana legalization initiative is still a Trojan Horse

Dennis Peron denounces Tax & Regulate While Oakland’s Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 (ROT 2010) has been amended to exclude California’s current medical marijuana laws from two items, it could still be a Trojan Horse. For one thing, the two items that exempt California’s current medical marijuana laws apply only to sales, Continue reading →

Aug 10 2009

California has three initiatives filed to legalize marijuana

Posted by J. Craig Canada in, law, legalization

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Previous articles compared two marijuana legalization initiatives filed in California and discussed the California initiative process and the relationship of initiatives to laws passed by the state legislature.  One of these initiatives has been amended and a third filed. The newest addition to California’s marijuana legalization initiatives is the Common Sense Act Continue reading →

Aug 08 2009

Marijuana legalization and California intiatives

California State Capital I recently published an article comparing the two initiatives filed in California to legalize marijuana. This article is an attempt to outline and clarify the California initiative process and how initiatives in California relate to bills passed by the legislature, with a focus on the impact these initiatives could have on California’s Continue reading →