More Mayors, School Board Members, Councilmembers, DA’s & Sheriffs Join the Opposition to California’s Non-Medical Marijuana Commercialization Initiative (AUMA)

Sacramento, CA – The campaign against the non-medical marijuana commericialization ballot measure was further bolstered this past week by the opposition of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the San Diego School Boards Association, the Mayors of Upland and Rancho Cucamonga, Mayor pro Tem of Newport Beach, City Councilmembers from Santee and Upland, a School Board Member from the Lemon Grove School District and Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. These local leaders are just the latest to join the growing opposition.

Included specifically in the recent list of those opposing the AUMA likely to appear on the November 2016 ballot are:

Mayor L. Dennis Michael, City of Rancho Cucamonga
Mayor Ray Musser, City of Upland
Mayor pro Tem Kevin Muldoon, City of Newport Beach
Board Member Katie Dexter, Lemon Grove School District
Councilmember Carol Timms, City of Upland
Councilmember John Minto, City of Santee

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Opposition campaign statement on non-medical marijuana qualifying for the November ballot … “Here we go again”

Sacramento, CA – As expected, the ballot measure to commercialize non-medical marijuana has qualified for the November 2016 ballot. In response, the opposition campaign issued the following statement:

“This campaign will very be similar to that of Proposition 19. They have the money and we have the facts.

“Under current law, convicted cartel meth and heroin dealers are banned from being involved in medical marijuana, but this initiative overturns that ban and lets these felons be licensed to sell recreational marijuana. The proponents were specifically advised by numerous law enforcement groups during the comment period about this huge flaw, but they deliberately chose to keep it in, and you have to ask “why?”. Who is that provision for? They got it wrong. Again.”

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LG Newsom reveals his wife is “scared as hell” about non-medical marijuana legalization

The Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee reported that at the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo yesterday Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a 2018 Democratic candidate for Governor, revealed that his wife is “scared as hell” about his ballot measure to commercialize non-medical marijuana.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom is concerned for good reason. Californians know from the experience with Washington state’s law that DUI deaths related to people driving under the influence of marijuana has doubled according to a report recently published by the AAA Foundation for Highway Safety.

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