Monday, March 10, 2014
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.