Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in support of his ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in San Francisco on May 4, 2016, after signatures were submitted. It later was designated as Proposition 64 and is one of two being sponsored by Newsom. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
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Gavin Newsom sponsors two ballot measures, readies run for governor

October 20, 2016 04:23 PM

UPDATED October 21, 2016 06:19 AM

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