July 1, 2016

California Adult Use Measure Receives Key Endorsements

July 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA—The campaign in support of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA), announced the endorsement of an all-star cast of respected state lawmakers representing communities all across California.  Their support follows the announcement by Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Tuesday that the measure has officially qualified for the November 8th General Election ballot in California.
California legislators endorsing the measure – including authors and supporters of the bipartisan Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) – are:

  • Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins (San Diego)
  • Assemblyman Rob Bonta (Oakland)
  • Assemblyman David Chiu (San Francisco)
  • Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman (Stockton)
  • Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (Bell Gardens)
  • Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (South Los Angeles)
  • Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (Sacramento)
  • Assemblyman Bill Quirk (Hayward)
  • Senator Mark Leno (San Francisco)

They join a diverse coalition of endorsers in support of AUMA, the largest ever formed in support of marijuana policy reform in our state, including:

  • Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
  • U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach)
  • U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance)
  • U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)
  • California Medical Association
  • California Council of Land Trusts
  • California Cannabis Industry Association
  • California NAACP
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Marijuana Policy Project
  • National NORML
  • ACLU of California
  • California Democratic Party
  • California Young Democrats
  • Los Angeles County Democratic Party
  • San Francisco Democratic Party
  • Los Angeles Community Health Project
  • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Blacks in Law Enforcement of America
  • National Latino Officers Association
  • William C. Velasquez Institute

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act 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.
It also closely adheres to the Lieutenant Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy and the new medical marijuana laws recently passed by a bipartisan majority of the Legislature and signed by Governor Brown (SB 643, AB 266 and AB 243).

Get the full campaign information at:  www.letsgetitrightca.org


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