San Quentin State Prison in California, December 2015.
In the 1970s, California Governor Jerry Brown helped pioneer mandatory sentencing. Now he's working to overturn the practice.
Volunteers prepare to canvass in support of Oregon’s Measure 91, a ballot initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Oregon.
Data shows that voters organizing ballot initiatives on issues like marijuana use and plastic bag bans are doing more than creating DIY laws -- they are spreading happiness.
Prop 91 - just one of three ballot initiatives on marijuana decriminalization
Editor’s note: There were 146 state-wide ballot measures up for consideration by voters in this week’s midterm elections, covering all manner of controversial issues – from abortion and guns to minimum…