Marijuana Goes Mainstream?


Chris Good reports on Jane Hamsher's new effort:

As of this afternoon, a new coalition will officially be pushing for marijuana legalization across the country; it will consist of Students for a Sensible Drug Policy and FDL Action, along with sundry allies (of both liberal and conservative alignments) who have previously spoken out in favor of legalization.

But Hamsher is the new entrant, and she's launching a $500,000 (according to her estimate) coordinated campaign to support marijuana legalization on the whole and to influence a handful of propositions on ballots this November--California's Prop. 19, which would allow counties to legalize and tax marijuana within certain guidelines plus medical marijuana initiatives in Colorado, Arizona, and South Dakota.