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California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016
California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016

SEATTLE — A 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. The group was instrumental in legalizing recreational pot in Washington and Colorado and medical marijuana in Massachusetts in 2012,...

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