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Court Upholds Election Official’s Refusal to Qualify Initiative Based on “Full Text” Rule

Posted in Elections, Recent Court Decisions
In Napa County, a group of voters proposed an initiative that would enact a number of measures to protect the quality of watersheds and oak resources.  In Wilson v. County of Napa, an appellate court recently found their initiative proposal defective because it did not comply with an important procedural requirement known as the “full text”… Continue Reading

What Will Marijuana Legalization Mean for Local Government?

Posted in Elections, Initiatives, Medical Marijuana, Proposition 215
On September 26, 2016, the Daily Journal published our article, “What pot legalization would mean for local governments.”  The article discusses the issues local government will address if Proposition 64 passes this November (which is expected).  This article can be accessed at the following link:  What Will Pot Legalization Mean… Continue Reading

November 2014 Election: Marijuana Sees Big Losses in Rural California

Posted in Elections, Medical Marijuana
Efforts to legalize marijuana continued to pick up steam in last November’s elections with voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., approving legalization measures.  Most expect California voters to follow suit in 2016. Considering this trend, one is tempted to conclude that marijuana is on an unstoppable winning streak at the polls.  A closer look… Continue Reading