Anti-Cannabis Coalition Seeks to Destroy Recreational Bill in California
Supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA) now face a new obstacle. The California Public Safety Institute collected $15,000 to create a committee aimed at destroying the AUMA. It’s the same committee that helped defeat the failed Proposition 19in 2010.
The California Public Safety Institute has formed a coalition of concerned faith groups, unions and law enforcement agencies. Californians support cannabis more now than ever before—The approval rating for recreational cannabis in California is higher than the approval rating for Governor Jerry Brown.
“We just don’t think it would be a good thing to legalize marijuana for recreational use,” warned George Hofstetter, President of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs. Hofstetter’s $5,000 donation was matched by The California Correctional Supervisors Organization and the Riverside Sheriff’s Association. The opposition cited that AUMA looks more like a business model than a public health safety model.
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