• Posts Tagged ‘Elections’

    Pro-marijuana campaigns widely out-raised the anti-campaigns everywhere

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Thanks, in part, to George Soros and Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis (who fund the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project, respectively) proponents of Washington State’s Initiative 502 raised $6.2 million; their opponents raised only $15,995. In Colorado, backers of Amendment 64 raised $2.39 million, to their opponents’ $577,410. In Massachusetts, $1.07 million for a...

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    I-502 proves Eastern Washington is green-friendly but not gay-friendly

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “With Referendum 74 passed, there’s plenty of marriage-equality and civil-rights goodness to revel in. But R-74′s historic popular vote was still not very popular across the proverbial Cascade Curtain. Instead, pot-legalizing Initiative 502 was the one that crossed Washington’s east/west ideological divide. County maps tell the stark story of how pot beat love at...

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    Measure 80 proponents blame lack of funding and organizational support for the measure’s failure

    by  • November 15, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “The major national drug-policy organizations focused their efforts on Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington’s Initiative 502 (both won), and put practically no financial or human resources into Oregon (though to their credit, those organizations did endorse M-80, and local NORML and SSDP chapters worked to support it). Altogether, Measure 80 raised and spent just...

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    Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente worked for years before A-64 could win.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Around 9 p.m. on Election Night, the backers of a statewide initiative to end prohibition of marijuana got word that voters had heeded the call… The news ended what had been nearly eight years of campaigning for legalization in Colorado, and offered a resounding vindication for proponents who had been mocked, teased and criticized by...

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    Over time, Mason Tvert learned to drop controversial, attention-grabbing tactics.

    by  • November 12, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “In 2006, as he campaigned for a measure to legalize marijuana in Colorado, Mason Tvert once staged a news conference outside the Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in suburban Denver, flanked by several cases of beer and a wanted poster with John Hickenlooper’s face on it. He crashed a law-enforcement conference — and got booed by...

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    Obama supporters carried the pro-pot vote in CO

    by  • November 9, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “President Barack Obama’s county-by-county victories in Colorado virtually mirrored the vote to legalize marijuana use in the state — in all but nine mostly rural counties, pot passed in places that supported the president’s re-election bid and failed in places that supported Republican challenger Mitt Romney.” Kevin Vaughan and Burt Hubbard with I-News Network

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