Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

Editor: Douglas A. Berman
Moritz College of Law

Monday, March 10, 2014

CPAC and the California Democratic Party now supporting marijuana reform

Over the weekend, the California Democratic Party had its annual convention as did the national Conservative Political Action Conference.  As a sign of the times, both groups voiced support for marijuana law reform.  

At CPAC, a straw poll "found that 41% of the attendees believe it's time to fully legalize marijuana and tax it, while another 21% said it should be legalized only for medicinal purposes. Just 31% said it should remain illegal in all cases." 

And at the California Democratic Convention, delegates added a call for marijuana legalization to the Party's platform by a voice vote.  This is a big move from the Party's position in 2010, when it declined to endorse marijuana legalization initiative Proposition 19.

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