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Prop 19 is Highlight of 160 Measures on State Ballots

Location: 
CA
United States
California voters decide today whether to make their state the first to legalize recreational marijuana, drawing worldwide attention atop the 160 ballot measures in 37 states that also included divisive proposals to slash taxes and ban abortion.
Publication/Source: 
The Canadian Press (Canada)
URL: 
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gv-GyiS6r6sVlSTgMb8DU9D-tyfw?docId=5014705

California's Prop 19: The Golden State's Golden Egg

Location: 
CA
United States
California's proposition 19 -- or Prop 19 as most refer to it -- has been in the spotlight this election day 2010, bringing particular attention to marijuana and California. It's not just Californians who are talking, either, as the whole nation seems to have an opinion on the controversial measure that would make the possession and cultivation of marijuana legal in the state. If passed, Prop 19 would also authorize cities and counties to regulate and tax commercial marijuana production and sales.
Publication/Source: 
KPSP (CA)
URL: 
http://www.kpsplocal2.com/Content/Headlines/story/California-Prop-19-Marijuana/bR5hBpR5n0eYN7n_x8eiUA.cspx

Voter Voices: If Prop. 19 Brings California Money, I Can Support Marijuana Legalization

Location: 
CA
United States
The Los Angeles Times talks to voters about Proposition 19.
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp?S=13430125

Prop 19 Gets Props from Celebrities, Little Old Ladies and Twitter

Location: 
CA
United States
One of the biggest terms being tweeted today is the phrase "Prop 19." Apparrently Twitter is abuzz with the possibility of California legalizing marijuana.
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/11/prop-19-marijuana.html

California Looks for Cash Under Prop. 19

Location: 
CA
United States
Proposition 19 would allow local governments to tax and regulate its commercial production, distribution and sale. At stake is the potential for "hundreds of millions of dollars annually" in new revenue, according to the ballot language posted on the California Secretary of State’s website. San Jose, the center of Silicon Valley, and at least 10 more cities have measures on their ballots today proposing taxes on pot crops and sales if Proposition 19 passes. Californians consume about 1 million pounds of pot annually, according to the state’s tax administrator, the Board of Equalization.
Publication/Source: 
Bloomberg (NY)
URL: 
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-02/california-looks-for-cash-under-the-cushions-in-plan-to-legalize-pot-use.html

Voter Voices: Los Angeles Accountant Says Prop. 19 Will Draw Much-Needed Revenue

Location: 
CA
United States
VoicesAudrey Yeboah is a 52-year-old accountant who lives in the West Adams neighborhood of L.A. She voted "yes" on Proposition 19 and said "I think if they legalize it, then it won't be as appealing to kids...And in the meantime we get paid tax dollars on it."
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/11/voter-voices-west-adams-accountant-supports-prop-19.html

Prop. 19: Exit Polls Show Voters Split by Age

Location: 
CA
United States
Age is a major indicator of support for the measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use, according to the first wave of exit polling conducted for The Sacramento Bee and other media outlets by Edison Research.
Publication/Source: 
The Sacramento Bee (CA)
URL: 
http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2010/11/youth-vote-not-there-for-marij.html

Bring on Prop. 19: Stars Who Want Their Marijuana Legal

Location: 
CA
United States
Proposition 19 would make California the first state to legalize marijuana, and plenty of celebrities have voiced their support.
Publication/Source: 
Los Angeles Times (CA)
URL: 
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-ph-celebrities-prop-19-pictures,0,2090620.photogallery

Prop. 19 Backer Richard Lee Not Ready to Count Out Pot Legalization

Location: 
CA
United States
Lee, the pot entrepreneur behind Oaksterdam University -- and the driving fiscal force behind Proposition 19 -- was decidedly noncommittal when queried about electoral success. "We did a side-by-side robo poll vs. a live one. And the robo showed it winning and the live didn't," he said.
Publication/Source: 
SF Weekly (CA)
URL: 
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2010/11/marijuana_prop_19_richard_lee.php

Live from UC Berkeley: Are Students Voting for Prop 19?

Location: 
Berkeley, CA
United States
Prop. 19 organizers are hoping that under-polled one-issue voters — like the college kids at Berkeley — will push them over the top. At a press conference in Oakland Tuesday morning, Aaron Houston, who heads up the group Students for Sensible Drug Policy, said it would be a "historic election" in which the youth turnout would push the marijuana measure over the top. The Bay Citizen headed to Berkeley to see what students are thinking about Prop. 19 and whether they are turning out to vote because of it.
Publication/Source: 
The Bay Citizen (CA)
URL: 
http://www.baycitizen.org/proposition-19/story/live-uc-berkeley-are-students-voting-pot/

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