No On Prop. 64; we don’t need more stoned drivers on roads
By Senator Dianne Feinstein and Donny Youngblood
Six years ago, Laura Cupples’ 24-year-old son Ryan was killed when his friend’s car hit a tree on San Vicente Road in Ramona, and plunged into a ravine. Ryan’s friend was high on marijuana at the time of the crash.
The legalization of recreational marijuana could significantly increase the number of stoned drivers on our roads — fatal marijuana-related accidents doubled in Washington and Colorado after they legalized recreational marijuana.
Avoidable tragedies like the death of Ryan Cupples could become more frequent in our state and we urge Californians to vote No.
Proposition 64 is poorly written, with gaping loopholes that would exacerbate negative public health and safety consequences.