Lt. Gov. Newsom: California Will Legalize Cannabis In 2016

“As some folks may know, we’re very likely to have a ballot initiative in 2016 and we have strong confidence that we’ll win.

CALIFORNIA:  Californians will legalize, tax and regulate cannabis for adult use in the 2016 general election, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told Real Time with Bill Maher Friday. The statement amounts one of to the most strident predictions — from one of the world’s highest ranking politicians — about the success of such an initiative. Lt. Read the full article…

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Releases Report On Guidelines For Marijuana Legalization

A group led by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to lay out 58 recommendations and goals for implementing general legalization of pot -- an issue expected to go before state voters next year.

CALIFORNIA:  A panel chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom hopes to guide the debate on the legalization of marijuana in California with an emphasis on limiting children’s access to cannabis, reducing illegal activity and tightly regulating the drug’s growth and sales. In a report released Wednesday, the group lays out 58 recommendations and goals for Read the full article…

California Lt. Gov. Will Back Legalization Of Marijuana

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he would back a Marijuana legalization measure “if it is the right initiative.”

CALIFORNIA:  California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has made no secret of his overall support for marijuana legalization, he now says he is prepared to campaign for a ballot measure in Y 2016 to permit Recreational Marijuana (RM) use in the Golden State. During a luncheon meeting for the Marin County Bar Association last week, Mr. Newsom said he Read the full article…

Newsom On Pot: I Don’t Smoke It, But It Should Be Legal

Newsom admitted that he has long supported legalizing pot, but didn’t have the courage to “come out” about it until about a year ago.

CALIFORNIA: Gavin Newsom is out front on another controversial social issue. Nearly a decade ago, it was same sex marriage. And for a while — like at the 2004 Democratic convention — he was political uranium. Back in the day, Barack Obama didn’t even want to have his photo taken with Newsom. Of course, that was before the president “evolved” on gay marriage.

Marijuana Legalization: California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom To Head ACLU Panel

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head the American Civil Liberties Union's new panel studying marijuana legalization in California,

CALIFORNIA: Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will head the American Civil Liberties Union’s new panel studying marijuana legalization in California, with an eye toward drafting a measure for 2016′s presidential-year ballot. “The prohibition of marijuana has had an enormous human and financial cost in communities across this state,” Newsom said in a statement Thursday. “It is far Read the full article…