Prop 19, California’s ballot initiative to legalize marijuana, is projected to be defeated at the polls today. The results currently show Prop 19 down 56-43 with 20% reporting, but will get much closer as the rest of the state reports. It’s clear though that 2010 is not the year California will legalize marijuana. The Yes on 19 campaign released a statement conceding the election.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday November 2, 2010 11:43 pm|
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday November 2, 2010 3:00 pm|
Over the weekend, nine Oregon police officers were accused of fighting against Measure 74, the state’s ballot initiative to regulate medical marijuana by providing safe access with dispensaries in the state. It is illegal for officers in Oregon to engage in any sort of electioneering.
|By: Lisa Derrick Saturday October 23, 2010 5:00 pm|
God bless you, Alice B. Toklas.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Wednesday October 20, 2010 3:00 pm|
For millions of medical marijuana patients across the country, this is the scary, unfortunate reality. But there is hope: in Oregon, voters are about to take up Measure 74, a ballot measure to provide safe, regulated access to medical marijuana for patients in the state. Just Say Now is working with the Measure 74 campaign to let voters know how badly patients need this measure.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday October 14, 2010 11:45 am|
Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota have medical marijuana measures on the ballot thath have received little attention. These initiatives are being run by people who are really committed state grassroots activists, but they are seriously understaffed and under resourced. So Just Say Now volunteered to help all of them — as well as the Prop 19 campaign — with our phone banking, event, fundraising and email tools.
So if you’ve bought a T-shirt from the Just Say Now store, or you’ve given a donation to the Just Say Now campaign, take a spin at the new South Dakota Measure 13 and Oregon Measure 74 websites and have a look at your handiwork. Because your support made it possible.
|By: Michael Whitney Tuesday October 12, 2010 2:00 pm|
Today is the last day to register to vote in Oregon – are you sure you’re registered at your current address?
|By: Michael Whitney Monday October 4, 2010 4:15 pm|
Good news for Oregon’s Measure 74, a ballot initiative that will regulate medical marijuana supplies in the state: the Democratic Party of Oregon gave its endorsement to the medical marijuana measure. This is big news for Measure 74, which if passed, would create nonprofit clinics like pharmacies to supply marijuana to patients. While Oregon has had medical marijuana since 1998, patients have had to either grow their own or have someone else grow for them. With Measure 74, patients with have better, safer access to medical marijuana in a regulated system.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday October 1, 2010 7:24 am|
This morning, Just Say Now is proud to announce a new tool to put marijuana reform directly in the hands of activists: online phone banking to identify supporters of marijuana reform before November’s election.
There are thousands of voters in Arizona, California, Oregon, and South Dakota who we need to vote for marijuana reforms. We’re targeting calls to young voters and “surge voters” – people who turned out in 2008 but who are not yet likely to vote in the midterm elections.