Coalition Of Leaders Come Together In San Francisco To Support Prop 64

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In a press conference yesterday, a diverse coalition, including elected and community leaders, came together to highlight Proposition 64’s broad appeal in communities throughout Northern California. Participants spoke to the social justice, economic opportunity and criminal justice savings provisions in the measure and pledged to work to pass Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, this November.

Key quotes included:

  • “This is as broad based a coalition as we’ve ever seen on this issue. This the beginning of the end of marijuana prohibition.”
    California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
  • “Proposition 64 is an idea whose time has come. We can successfully regulate marijuana and raise up to $1 billion a year for California.”
    Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco)
  • “As someone who is a parent, I know that children today have access to marijuana right now. We need to strengthen safeguards for children and this measure does that. Proposition 64 ensures that we are putting the right safeguards in place when it comes to marijuana and our children.”
    Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco)
  • “Over the last decade nearly half a million Californians have been arrested for nonviolent pot-related crimes. Even though African-Americans, Latinos, and whites use and sell marijuana at roughly similar rates, an African American is twice as likely as a white person to be arrested for marijuana. Proposition 64 will strengthen our communities, and it will end the selective and aggressive enforcement which has contributed to the mistrust of blacks in the community with law enforcement.”
    Dan Daniels, SR. NAACP Coastal Area Director
  • “UFCW members support Proposition 64 because we see how California’s current system is broken. Reforming this industry through Proposition 64 will put our workers in a leadership position to able to protect our kids and create good jobs, putting the strictest ever regulations in place to protect consumers.”
    Amber Baur, Deputy Political Director, UFCW Western States Council
  • “We need a new approach focused on controlling, taxing and regulating marijuana.”
    James Anthony, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)
  • “The current situation with regards to non-medical marijuana is not working for Californians. Proposition 64 is far preferable to the status quo for protecting overall public health, and for protecting patients seeking the medical benefits of marijuana.”
    Dr. Frank Lucido, Family Physician

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Proposition 64 is a consensus measure based on recognized best practices and recommendations from hundreds of engaged citizens and organizations. It includes strong safeguards for children, workers, local governments and small businesses and strict anti-monopoly provisions and the toughest warning label and marketing-to-kids laws in the nation.

Source: California campaign press release

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