Tag: Prop 19

California: Study Says Latinos Disproportionately Arrested For Minor Marijuana Crimes

Latinos use marijuana at lower rates in than whites yet they are prosecuted for minor cannabis possession offenses in most major California cities at “double to nearly triple” the rate of Caucasians, according to a report released today by The Drug Policy Alliance and the William C. Velasquez Institute.
Among some of the California cities profiled:
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NORML Explains Why It Supports Prop. 19

California stands on the precipice of great change. This November 2nd, the Golden State is poised to make history by passing Proposition 19 and legalizing the adult recreational use of cannabis. Passage of Prop 19 would have a profound and cascading impact on marijuana reform movement in this country. It is impossible to understate its […]

Why I’m Voting ‘Yes’ on Prop. 19

I’m NORML’s Deputy Director, a Californian, and a parent. This why I told my local newspaper that I’m voting ‘yes’ on Proposition 19.

Why you should say ‘yes’ to Proposition 19
Seventy-eight years ago this November, Californians overwhelmingly voted to repeal a morally, socially, and economically failed public policy — alcohol prohibition. Voters did not wait for […]

Yes On Prop. 19 Campaign Releases TV Advertisement 

The campaign to pass Proposition 19, the California ballot measure to legalize the private adult use and cultivation of cannabis, released a television ad today featuring former San Jose police chief Joseph McNamara, who makes a strong public safety case for ending the current prohibition laws.
Says McNamara in the ad (view below):”Let’s be honest: The […]

Automated Polls Show Consistent Support For Prop. 19

Likely voters voice majority support for Proposition 19 by a margin of 56 percent to 41 percent when presented with an automated questionnaire, according to an internal poll conducted by EMC Research on October 13-14. The same poll, which sampled views of 1,403 respondents, reported less support when voters were asked to state their opinion […]