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Huge Signature Gathering Success Sends Pot Legalization to Ballot

AlterNet broke the news that Tax Cannabis 2010 in California has gathered a surplus of ballot petition signatures, moving the state towards pot legalization.

The Tax & Regulate Cannabis 2010 campaign has just achieved a major victory in its efforts to legalize marijuana for all adults in California -- they have gathered the signatures necessary for inclusion on the state's November ballot.

"This is the next step to sane cannabis policies and the end to the hypocrisy and unjust prohibition of cannabis," pot entrepreneur Richard Lee told me Monday morning. He is the co-proponent and a major sponsor of the Tax Cannabis initiative and the force -- and money -- behind Oaksterdam, the successful marijuana-friendly section of Oakland.

This win means that Californians will be the first in the nation to decide whether they believe marijuana ought be taxed and regulated for all adults over 21, much the same way alcohol is.

Daniela Perdomo is a contributing writer & editor at AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter.
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