We have our work cut out for us. For more than 40 years, government officials and other people who profit from keeping marijuana illegal have spread lies to scare Americans into supporting the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition.
Now that our campaign to end marijuana prohibition in the state of Colorado is taking off, the lies are starting here.
Exhibit #1: Laura Chapin, spokeswoman for the No on 64 campaign. In response to the unveiling of our new billboard yesterday, Ms. Chapin said in the Denver Post: “Marijuana use has increased among teens in Colorado, and Amendment 64 would only accelerate that increase.”
Sorry, Ms. Chapin. That is simply not true. In fact, if she took the time to visit the url on the billboard — www.RegulationWorks.org — she would see that marijuana use among teens has dropped significantly since Colorado enacted regulations to control the sale of medical marijuana.
To win in November, we’ve got to stand up and challenge every single lie like this one. So we need you to take action. Here are two things you can do:
- Visit our “Stop lying, Laura!” page and send a pre-written email to No on 64 spokeswoman Laura Chapin, asking her to be honest and accurate in her statements over the coming months.
- Take matters into your own hands. The next time you see your parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles — perhaps over the July 4 holiday — engage them in a conversation about Amendment 64, tell them why you support it, and help clear up any misconceptions they may have. Or take a moment right now to to visit TalkItUpColorado.org and send an email to your relatives and friends.
The truth. That is the greatest weapon at our disposal in this election and is our key to victory. Please use it.
Brian Vicente & Mason Tvert
Co-Directors, Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol