Last week the San Francisco Chronicle came out in favor of Proposition 64, the push to re-legalize cannabis for adult recreational use in California. More support arrives almost daily. So, who’s next?
The new mayor of Sacramento:
Darrell Steinberg, the Mayor-elect of the City of Sacramento, announced his endorsement of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.
“I am no particular fan of marijuana and remain concerned about its health impacts on children and other vulnerable populations, but the solution is not prohibition,” said Steinberg. “California needs a smarter and more honest approach to marijuana policy – one that prioritizes strict regulation and prevention over criminalization, protects local decision-making authority and brings oversight and enforcement, consumer and environmental protections and a common-sense tax structure to what is already a billion-dollar industry.”
“I have reviewed Proposition 64 and believe it is carefully crafted to protect the public safety in our communities, protects our local control and land-use authority, protects employer and worker rights, bans public consumption and invests hundreds of millions in new revenue into critical youth and job-training programs,” Steinberg continued. “Best of all, it provides maximum flexibility to both regulators and the Legislature to strengthen the system over time.”
“I will be voting for Proposition 64 in November and encourage others to do the same,” he concluded.
The LGBT community is checking in:
Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, announced that it has endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November.
“Proposition 64 is about social justice and ending a failed and costly war on marijuana which has done severe, disproportionate damage to California’s communities of color,” said Rick Zbur, Executive Director of Equality California. “The revenue from Proposition 64 will be used to fund critical youth services and job training programs. It represents a new, smarter, more thoughtful approach to marijuana policy and Equality California is pleased to support it.”
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