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Willie Brown: California Likely to Legalize Marijuana

Monday, 28 Sep 2009 02:15 PM

By Jim Meyers

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."

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