No On 64 Election Night Statement

No on Prop 64 Press Release

“After spending almost $20 million on Proposition 64, the financial investors are the winners, and California’s children, local communities and health care systems are the big losers.

Three things we know for sure:

1. More people will start smoking marijuana.
2. Our highways will be more dangerous and emergency rooms more crowded.
3. Our elected leaders will struggle to contain an aggressive industry that most do not even fully understand today.”

“It now falls on California’s elected leaders to tackle the myriad issues that were raised during this campaign – ranging from advertising to marijuana impaired driving. Unfortunately, they will confront those challenges in an political and legislative environment that will now include advocacy by major cannabis investors and corporate special interests focused solely on profits.”

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Colorado Governor Urges Caution on Legal Marijuana

No On 64 Campaign

On 60 Min Interview – He calls on states considering legalization to collect data and wait a couple of years

“I urge caution. My recommendation has been to go slowly and probably wait a couple years and let’s make sure we get some good vertical studies to make sure that there isn’t a dramatic increase in teenage usage, that there isn’t a significant increase in abuse like while driving,” he tells LaPook. “We don’t see it yet…but we don’t have enough data to make that decision.”

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Statement on Drug Policy Action press teleconference on Prop 64

No On Prop 64 Campaign

“The proponents of Prop 64 like to say that their measure is the ‘gold-standard’ of pot initiatives, but the latest polls highlight drop in support. Voters are figuring out that they got it wrong on the DUI issue and got it wrong allowing television advertising of marijuana.”

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The California Association of Highway Patrolmen Reiterate Their Strong Opposition to Proposition 64

Press Release
September 14, 2016

The California Association of Highway Patrolmen – representing the 7,900 highway patrol officers who are the front line of defense against impaired drivers on our highways – released the following statement from Doug Villars, President of the California Association of Highway Patrolmen to clear up any confusion regarding their position on Prop 64:

“Recent numbers out of Colorado show that marijuana related traffic deaths have increased almost 50 percent since 2013 which is exactly why we strongly oppose Prop 64. For the proponents of Prop 64 to say that they worked with law enforcement to craft this measure is misleading and when you see Colorado law enforcement asking for a timeout to deal with the problems they are facing it should give us all pause on this important issue. We will continue to educate media, local and state leaders, but most importantly we tell California voters that Prop 64 did NOT get it right.”

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Judge rules in favor of No On Prop 64 in ballot argument lawsuit

Marijuana legalization measure opens door for marijuana ads on broadcast television and children exposed to ads promoting gummy candy

SACRAMENTO, CA – Judge Chang ruled today in Sacramento Superior Court on a lawsuit brought by the backers of Prop 64 challenging several points made in the ballot arguments and rebuttal to Prop 64 – the marijuana legalization measure.

Her ruling was a resounding win for the No on Prop 64 campaign and a vindication of Senator Feinstein and supporters who charged that Prop 64 would, among other things, allow for marijuana smoking ads on broadcast television.

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No On Prop 64 statement on the Obama Administration decision to keep marijuana in schedule 1 while expanding research

“No On Prop 64 statement on the Obama Administration decision to keep marijuana in schedule 1 while expanding research

SACRAMENTO, CA – Wayne Johnson, Campaign Consultant to the NO on Proposition 64 campaign, released the following statement on the federal governments decision on marijuana:

“This decision is a stark contrast to the push by the big players in the marijuana industry who wrote Prop 64 and are now spending millions of dollars rushing this flawed measure to the ballot in order to capture the California market. A measure that would allow broadcast television advertising and the home delivery of marijuana products.”

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No on 64 Campaign Files Suit to Challenge Proponents’ Misleading Ballot Arguments

Proposition 64 explicitly legalizes marijuana ads on television

SACRAMENTO, CA – The NO on Proposition 64 campaign announced they have sued the initiative’s proponents over the claims they made in their ballot arguments and are vigorously defending the claim that marijuana advertising will be allowed under Proposition 64.

“Yes on Proposition 64 didn’t just get it wrong again, but they drafted a flawed measure that fails to address standards for driving while impaired while allowing for the television advertising of marijuana and the remote delivery of recreational marijuana any product, something that is illegal in both Washington and Colorado, said Wayne Johnson – Campaign Consultant for NO on Prop 64. “These are both carve-outs to the big business backers of Prop 64.”

The suit was filed in Superior Court and will be heard this Friday.

“The marijuana business folks behind Prop 64 need to come clean with the voters of California and stop pretending that this is about protecting children,” Johnson continued. “The goal is simple – allow the venture capitol firms lining up to make billions off the new marijuana gold rush to advertise on broadcast television and allow unregulated companies, who all want to be the Uber for Pot, to deliver any marijuana product anywhere as long as you can pay cash.”

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Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California opposes Proposition 64

Sacramento, CA – The organization Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California is the latest organization to step up and oppose Proposition 64, the measure that will permit the broad production, distribution and retail sales of recreational marijuana. Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California’s mission is to support research to find what really works to keep kids from becoming criminals and then share information about proven crime-prevention strategies with policymakers, the media and the public. Established in 2000, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California is a bipartisan, nonprofit, anti-crime organization led by more than 400 sheriffs, police chiefs, district attorneys and violence survivors.

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U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Opposes Prop 64 citing lack of child protections and DUI standards

I urge California voters to oppose Prop. 64

Sacramento, CA – United States Senator Dianne Feinstein is adding her name to the growing list of California organizations and leaders opposing Proposition 64, the legalization of recreational marijuana.

In opposing the initiative Senator Feinstein made the following statement, “Proposition 64 is substantially different from legalization measures in other states and would repeal countless consumer protections just passed last year and signed into law by Governor Brown. It rolls back anti-smoking advertising protections we’ve had for decades and allows marijuana smoking ads in prime time, on programs with millions of children and teenage viewers.

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