Orange County Republican Congressman, Dana Rohrabacher, has endorsed the leading initiative for California marijuana legalization.
That shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Rohrabacher has long supported tokers’ rights. He was an author of successful legislation that has tied the hands of DEA agents who want to bust legit medical cannabis operators in states where it’s legal.
And he’s supported efforts to get Veterans Affairs to allow U.S. vets to get medical pot as treatment for PTSD and other ailments.
The campaigners behind California’s Adults Use of Marijuana Act, which would legalize weed for those 21-and-up, announced this week that Rohrabacher was officially in their corner.
He joins two Democrats, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Congressman Ted Lieu of California’s 33rd District, in backing AUMA. The next step for organizers is to turn in signatures from registered voters. If enough are validated, it will be on the November ballot for your consideration.
“As a Republican who believes in individual freedom, limited government and states’ rights, I believe that it’s time for California to lead the nation and create a safe, legal system for the responsible adult use of marijuana,” said Rohrabacher.
“I endorse the Adult Use of Marijuana Act for the November 2016 ballot,” he continued. “It is a necessary reform which will end the failed system of marijuana prohibition in our state, provide California law enforcement the resources it needs to redouble its focus on serious crimes while providing a policy blueprint for other states to follow.”
Source: The 420 Times
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