States where recreational use has been legalized now include about a third of the U.S. population.
With several ballot initiatives on Election Day, voters decisively rejected California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the state's politically dominant unions, and the legislature.
Gallup shows 68 percent supporting legalization.
Tax hikes? Drug wars? Racial Preferences? Not today.
Constitutional amendment overwhelmingly passes.
The most expensive ballot initiative campaign in Massachusetts history ended with a resounding victory for property rights.
The ballot initiative allows recreational consumers to grow their own or buy cannabis from state-licensed stores.
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It is the first state to do both at the same time.
The initiative makes noncommercial possession of controlled substances a citable offense punishable by a $100 fine.
The ballot initiative allows adults to use the promising psychedelic at state-licensed "psilocybin service centers."
Mississippi is the 35th state, and the second in the Deep South, to recognize marijuana as a medicine.
The ballot measure applies to noncommercial production, distribution, and possession of "entheogenic plants and fungi."
The constitutional amendment charges state legislators and regulators with writing specific rules.
Lawmakers are bribing citizens with a tiny tax break in exchange for the power to jack up income tax rates down the line.
Prop H will make it easier for businesses to set up shop or readapt their space, all while preventing nosey neighbors from bringing everything to a halt.
Two November ballot initiatives would introduce ranked-choice voting in two more states.
The costly fight over a “right to repair” proposal has led to a lot of cybersecurity fearmongering.
A November ballot initiative would pit minority communities against each other.
Rideshare drivers and delivery people are still going to have to beg voters to let them work.
Colorado Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal From Housing Activists Who Claimed Inaccurate Election Guidance Doomed Their Ballot Initiative
City officials repeatedly gave activists false information about the requirements for getting their initiative on the ballot.
Lawmakers and courts are trying to force them to put drivers on their payrolls. They're threatening to take a freeway out of the state entirely.
Bail bond companies fight to protect their industry, while some civil rights groups worry the reforms won't actually reduce pretrial detentions.
California's Attorney General Decides How Ballot Initiatives Are Summarized. He's Happy To Abuse This Power.
Xavier Becerra conceals tax increases and reframes a gig economy proposition to hurt its chances.
Boulder Officials Told Campaigns They Had Until August to Qualify for the City Ballot. Now They Say the Deadline Was Actually in June.
The switch threatens an initiative to repeal Boulder's restrictions on unrelated people living together.
San Francisco Has Added a Lot of Jobs but Not Enough Housing. City Voters Approved a Ballot Initiative That Cuts Back on the Jobs.
The city's voters, politicians, and activists should stop trying to dictate how exactly their city will change over the years. They’re not very good at it.
Californians' tax rates are among the nation's highest in almost every category, but their property tax levels have remained reasonable. That could change soon.
Voters will decide next year whether to impose it.
"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.