The measure, which will be on the March 5 ballot, would greatly expand the SFPD's power while subjecting it to even less scrutiny.
Ballots should be counted quickly and accurately.
The "Taxpayers Bill of Rights" requires that the state return excess revenue to taxpayers. A ballot question could change that.
A plan to have the state take control of Maine's two private electric utility firms has divided the political left.
Prohibition is at the root of the hazards that have led to record numbers of opioid-related deaths.
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The cannabis initiative will appear alongside a measure aimed at protecting abortion rights, which could boost its chances.
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A ballot initiative approved in November decriminalizes consumption of natural psychedelics.
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S.B. 58, which emulates an initiative that Colorado voters approved last month, would legalize the use of five psychoactive substances found in fungi and plants.
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The new ban, which has been blocked by a state judge, so far has fared better in federal court.
Alcohol-related ballot measures were in play in several states last week. The results were lukewarm.
Proposition 122 is the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever enacted in the United States.
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
On Tuesday, voters in Alabama, Tennessee, Vermont, and Oregon approved ballot measures that removed exceptions to anti-slavery laws in their state's constitutions, effectively banning forced prison labor.
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Voters in California, Michigan, and Vermont embraced constitutional amendments to protect abortion rights, while Kentuckians rejected an anti-abortion amendment.
Some reformers opposed the initiative, deeming it anti-competitive and needlessly prescriptive.
A 2020 initiative was overturned by the courts, and this year's version was rejected by voters.
Bring on the black market.
The debate over bail has become a polarizing flash point. But as usual, the answer is more nuanced than either Republicans or Democrats would have their bases believe.
Voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing adults 21 or older to use cannabis and instructing legislators to authorize commercial production and distribution.
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The constitutional amendment is an attempt to undermine the state's flat income tax system.
The proposed constitutional amendment would shift the state's balance of political power.
It's about protecting adults from themselves, which should be none of the government’s business.
Amendment 1 would grant public workers collective bargaining power over just about anything that affects them, ignoring the will of voters and lawmakers.
This November, voters will have the chance to abolish it. They should.
The ballot initiative also would authorize state-licensed "healing centers" where adults could obtain psychedelics for supervised use.
Voters have shown a propensity to veto the meddlesome efforts of lawmakers in the past.
Ten years after Colorado and Washington embraced legalization, the movement looks unstoppable.
Messy, dueling ballot initiatives await voters in November.
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The amendment lost by a surprisingly wide margin in a state where Republicans far outnumber Democrats.
With 28 percent of Americans trying hallucinogens, the days are numbered for bans.
Despite apportioning over $1 billion for homeless housing, cost overruns and sluggish pacing threaten to jeopardize the city project.
Los Angeles Libertarians to start gathering signatures to overturn the four-month-old ordinance.
Voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative that makes "entheogenic plant" possession the city's "lowest law-enforcement priority."
The obvious lesson is that, yes, people want reform and better police conduct, not necessarily broad, vague plans to replace them.
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Legislation advances and a ballot initiative circulates in response to a constitutional amendment that was struck down by the courts.