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Statewide Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for November Ballot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — An initiative that would legalize marijuana and hemp and impose taxes on them will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. What backers have dubbed the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” would also establish packaging, labeling, advertising and marketing standards and restrictions for marijuana products, including prohibiting marketing […]

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Signature Gathering Approved for Anti-High Speed Rail Initiative

LOS ANGELES — Backers of an initiative that would reallocate up to $10.7 billion in unused bond authority from existing high-speed rail and water storage projects to fund water storage projects for domestic and irrigation uses have received authorization to begin gathering signatures, Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced. What its backers have dubbed “The […]

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Group Seeks to Tie Hanukkah Celebration to #BlackLivesMatter

LOS ANGELES — Hanukkah, Judaism’s eight-day commemoration of the temple rededication that followed the Maccabees’ victory over a larger Syrian army in 165 B.C., began at sundown on Dec. 17, amid a call to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. vsGoliath, a progressive Jewish movement created this year, is asking Jews to add the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to […]

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Sentencing Initiative Prop 47 Approved

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Proposition 47, which requires misdemeanor sentences for certain theft and drug-possession crimes, was approved by voters. The measure passed, 58.5 percent to 41.5 percent, in the Nov. 4 election. Supporters said the initiative would stop wasting prison space on low-level violent crimes, focus law enforcement resources on violent and serious crimes, […]

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Prop 46 Loses Big

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Proposition 46, a wide-ranging initiative that included raising the 1975 limit on pain and suffering damages in medical malpractice lawsuits, was defeated by a wide margin. The proposition received a 67.2 “no” vote in the Nov. 4 election. The “yes” vote was 32.8 percent. Proposition 46 author Bob Pack said the […]