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Some pot advocates not on board with legalized pot initiative




Marijuana is stored in bins for trimming and packaging in preparation to be sold retail at 3D Cannabis Center, in Denver.
Marijuana is stored in bins for trimming and packaging in preparation to be sold retail at 3D Cannabis Center, in Denver.
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Recreational pot might be legalized when Californians head to the polls this November.

A proposed ballot initiative called the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act would legalize and highly regulate recreational marijuana in the state.

It has the backing of many people and organizations like Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Napster co-founder Sean Parker, the California Medical Association and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

But it has yet to win over everyone, including the head of the state chapter of NORML.

Phil Willon, political reporter for the L.A. Times, tells Take Two that negotiations were long to get people behind this particular initiative and not similar ones.