This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
Marijuana Initiatives, What Went Down in '06
Vote for Weed! | Photo by Anti/LAist
Since many are hopeful that California will have weed legalized for everyone in California, we thought we would share with you what happened in 2006. From the trends you can see below, fewer and fewer people see marijuana as a "bad, evil, boogie-man that will unravel society as we know it."
California Marijuana Initiatives 2006:
- Santa Barbara, CA. Measure P Win by 65% Make marijuana possession the lowest law enforcement priority.
- Santa Cruz, CA. Measure K Win by 64% Make marijuana possession the lowest priority for laws enforcement.
- Santa Monica, CA. Measurer Y Win by 65% Make marijuana possession the lowest priority for law enforcement.
- Albany, CA. Measure D Win by 53% to allow a medical marijuana dispensary in the City of Albany.
What's the next step in making something the lowest criminal priority? Legalization.
After the jump more results from other states' 2006 Marijuana Initiatives.
Nevada Marijuana Initiatives 2006:
- State of Nevada Question 7 Loss by 56% to permit the manufacture, distribution and sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older.
Colorado Marijuana Initiatives 2006:
- State of Colorado Amendment 44 Loss by 60% Allow possession of up to one ounce of marijuana.
Montana Marijuana Initiatives 2006:
- Missoula County Initiative 2 Win by 54% Make marijuana the lowest priority for law enforcement.
Arkansas Marijuana Initiatives 2006:
- Eureka Springs Initiative Win by 63% Make the possession of one ounce or less the lowest priority for laws enforcement.
The results from the other states is not quite as exciting. But in time, marijuana will be legalized!
Source: Socal Norml