Willie Brown: California Likely to Legalize Marijuana

Monday, 28 Sep 2009 02:15 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A proposed ballot initiative in California to legalize marijuana for people 21 and older, and to let local governments tax the sales, has "a good chance of passing," according to former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.

"People are no longer outraged by the idea of legalization, and truth be told, there is just too much money to be made both by the people who grow marijuana and the cities and counties that would be able to tax it," he writes in a column for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Brown points to the easy availability of medical marijuana in California, much of which is being used "recreationally anyway, so we might as well have a discussion about whether to bring it out in the open," he observes.

The Tax Cannabis 2010 campaign kicked off its statewide signature gathering efforts on Sept. 25 at a press conference at the NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Convention in San Francisco.

Proponents of the campaign to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in California announced that they will begin gathering the 433,000 signatures of registered California voters necessary to qualify the initiative for the November 2010 statewide ballot.

Said Brown: "I don't see any organized opposition to legal pot on the horizon."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sen. Claire McCaskill Sets Hearing on 'Militarization of Police'

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:53 PM

In the wake of the violent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill has announ . . .

Vulnerable Democrats Reframe Debate on Health Care

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:04 PM

President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it  . . .

Pope Francis Offers Condolences on Detroit Cardinal Szoka's Death

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:01 PM

Pope Francis says he offers his heartfelt condolences to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved