"Whether you're using this plant for a medical reason, or a spiritual reason, or a recreational reason, you should not be going to jail or losing your children for it."
It's already very hard to force issues like medical marijuana legalization to a vote there.
Industry representatives succeed in forcing a referendum on reforms passed by lawmakers.
A law signed in August will eliminate cash bail entirely in the Golden State, and quite a few jobs in the process.
Bruce Poliquin is currently ahead. But a new requirement that he get a majority vote could unseat him.
Amendment 9 bundled two seemingly unrelated prohibitions into one ban-happy ballot initiative.
California Rent Control Ballot Initiative Goes Down in Flames. Free Marketers Should Not Be Too Hasty in Celebrating Its Demise.
Prop 10 is dead, but support for rent control is alive and well in the Golden State.
California Is Starting to Make Halting Progress Toward Alleviating Its Housing Shortage. This Ballot Initiative Could Kill That Progress.
Prop. 10 would give cities free reign to reimpose rent control.
Measure 1 would introduce "approval voting" to the city, meaning voters wouldn't have to abandon independent and third-party choices.
Voters shouldn't be asked to make decisions about how much space a chicken needs in its cage.
What could possibly go wrong?
The vague wording of Marsy's Laws allows law enforcement to classify themselves as "victims" after shooting suspects.
A ballot initiative planned for 2020 would let voters kill the overbudgeted, underfunded, behind-schedule monstrosity.
Critics have sued, saying the "bundled" initiative violates the First Amendment.
End of a Jim Crow-era law a potential win for jury nullification.
Proposal to break Golden State into 3 yanked from the ballot.
The question now: Will the governor and her allies try to override the will of the voters?
The measure would make Michigan the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use.
The measure would also require officers to render first aid directly after shootings and undergo new training.
Some would rather have overdoses than risk "destigmatizing" addiction.
Ballot initiatives may be permitted to ignore two-thirds vote rule. Prepare for corruption.
A union-controlled state agency trying to overturn a citizen initiative passed in San Diego has finally been rebuffed in court.
Organizer decides he wants to continue to live in Russia.
How long can anger over Trump's election sustain activism?
Large farms have been stung by two recent setbacks. What's next?
Kamala Harris wins in the Senate, and a slew of Propositions were voted on
A secession movement thinks (incorrectly) the state is just one big progressive playground.
Ballot Measure Calling for Price Controls on Prescription Drugs Narrowly Fails After $125 Million Fight
Major fight between special interests ends with narrow win for "No" campaign in Prop 61. It was the most expensive ballot initiative campaign in the country.
Initiative introducing 'ranked-choice' voting passes.
Condoms-in-porn measure pits adult-film industry and public-health groups against public hysteria and a would-be porn czar
Today in votes that are actually about future votes
There's more to this election than Trump and Clinton.
Local elected officials will have important decisions to make about taxes if California voters legalize weed in November.
Voters will consider more than 150 proposals, not counting local votes.
Proposition could boost election chances for third-party candidates in some cases.
As if fentanyl's public relations aren't bad enough.
Rule controlling when signatures may be gathered to blame.
Group behind measure to take matters to court.
They're still outmatched by supporters (and the polls).
Ballot measure will decide in November whether to impose unwise, harmful, costly, and unconstitutional standards for raising a host of livestock animals.
Voters will have 16 other issues to consider Election Day.
Barbara Anderson worked hard to improve the state's economic climate.