It is curious that Governor Brown said while being interviewed by “Meet the Press,” March 2, 2014, “The problem with anything, a certain amount is OK. But there is a tendency to go to extremes, and all of a sudden, if there is advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great State.” Carla Lowe, Founder, Co-chair, Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM)said, “He then turned his back on Californians 4 days later and accepted over $108,000 from Sean Parker and his wife, both financial backers of Prop 64. We believe he further put California in jeopardy, maybe forever, by allowing it to become the world’s largest producer of marijuana by not demanding enforcement of federal law.
Former DEA Administrator, Judge Robert Bonner said, “Federal laws make it unlawful to cultivate, distribute and sell marijuana. If Prop 64 were to pass, it would be in conflict with federal law. Under the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution, that says federal laws prevail over and trump conflicting state laws, Prop 64 would be null and void.”
Proposition 64, written by the Marijuana Industry, serves its own interests over all others, including public health and safety. The measure would allow every home to become a legal, unregulated pot farm growing high potency, long acting, mind altering, addicting marijuana with no concern for its impact on children, communities nor the environment. “The allowed 6 plants will be well in excess of one’s personal use and become an untaxed, unregulated black market available to kids. Further, said Scott Chipman, Co-chair, CALM, Prop 64 would lift a 40 year ban on advertising tobacco products and opening the door to ads on radio, TV and all social media for not only smoking and vaping marijuana, but for high potency THC edibles, including candies, cookies, sodas and gum with names luring the youth market.”
Roger Morgan, Founder, Take Back America Campaign says, Prop 64 has the potential to destroy the State and Nation. Science demonstrates that today’s highly potent pot is harmful to the brains of anyone under 25. It is a cause of psychotic breaks leading to violence, mental illnesses, suicides, addiction, birth defects, physical harms as well as doubling traffic deaths.”
The primary responsibility of elected officials is to protect the people. This Proposition threatens the health and safety of all Californians, now and in the future.