Marijuana advocates start their 2016 legalization fight in California today

Legalization Posted Sep 25 2014

Fight for legalization begins today

The Marijuana Policy Project, which backed efforts to legalize marijuana use in Colorado, said Wednesday it will start raising money for a 2016 ballot initiative in California. California currently allows the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

In 1996, the state became the first in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. The Field Poll, which specializes in public opinion research in the state, found last December that 55 percent of California voters support the legalization of the drug, the first time a clear majority supported such a policy since it began asking about the issue in 1969.

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