Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Reforms lost in a pot cloud

Posted By on Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Reforms lost in a pot cloud: This blog entry from The Daily Beast makes a compelling case that a 2010 ballot initiative to tax weed might overshadow, and therefore jeopardize, more important but less sexy measures. "California, [a political analyst] notes, has a history of campaign cycles in which social-issue initiatives—such as a stem-cell-research measure in 2004 or animal protection and same-sex marriage initiatives in 2008—eclipse good-government measures."

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Ryan Burns worked for the Journal from 2008 to 2013, covering a diverse mix of North Coast subjects, from education, politics and marijuana to human suspension, sex parties and amateur fight contests. He won awards for investigative reporting, feature stories and news coverage.

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