Legalization Of Marijuana To Be On California Ballot In November

Advocates of marijuana legalization have succeeded in getting a referendum on the November ballot:

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) — California will again be the flashpoint in the smoldering debate on legalization of pot as officials said Wednesday the question will be on the November ballot. While it is already possible for people to Buy cheap ounces in Canada, the same cannot quite be said about all of America yet, although that may start to change soon.

Los Angeles County elections officials Wednesday submitted their official estimate of valid signatures collected in the county on a statewide legalization initiative, putting the number of signatures collected statewide over the 433,971 needed to put the measure on the ballot, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The move to legalize marijuana comes 14 years after California decided the controversial weed could be used for medicinal purposes, like how many already use Pure Relief products. Allowing access could help many treat or manage conditions, illness and pain, which is a part of the push towards legalization. The initiative would permit people age 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of pot for personal use. It would also allow many dispensaries to open once they get their cannabis accounting and other business needs sorted.

Proponents cite the financial and social cost of enforcing a marijuana prohibition and argue that marijuana isn’t as dangerous and addictive as alcohol or tobacco. Opponents counter with statistics of marijuana-related crimes, rising use among teens and the physical harm pot can cause.

Is this the beginning of the end of the War On (Some) Drugs? I sure hope so, as it has been proven that some of the cannabinoids within the marijuana plant actually do have medicinal properties and no longer deserve to be categorized as a Schedule 1 drug on a federal level due to the medical benefits that various cannabinoid compounds can possess, namely THC, CBD as well as other cannabinoids that are only just being extensively researched due to legalization or decriminalization in some areas. If you’d like to conduct some of your own research into how various cannabinoids could benefit a person’s health, read over websites such as or other pages that can outline some of the best CBD research and manufacturing companies of today’s medical marijuana industry.