California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016

A national drug reform coalition decides not to put an initiative before voters in November, saying it needs more money and time
Los Angeles Times (US)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

real-california-cannabisA coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has decided not to put a pot initiative on the ballot in California this year but will wait to push for legalization until 2016. Signature-gathering efforts for at least two additional pot measures are circulating, but they do not appear to have the high-profile financial backing needed. So the coalition's decision makes it less likely that marijuana will be legalized in California in the near future.