Advocacy Groups Back Efforts To Defeat Pot Measure

Advocacy Groups Back Efforts To Defeat Pot Measure
Posted by CN Staff on April 17, 2008 at 15:01:58 PT
By Mike Geniella, The Press Democrat
Source: Press Democrat
Ukiah, CA -- Outside groups favoring legalization of marijuana are bankrolling opposition to a local ballot measure aimed at repealing Mendocino County’s liberalized pot guidelines.The San Francisco office of the National Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has put up $1,000, and is likely to contribute more, according to representatives. In addition, a Santa Rosa-based marijuana advocacy group called Organic Cannabis Foundation has contributed $500 toward local efforts to defeat Measure B on the June primary ballot.
Despite the outside contributions, local supporters of the repeal drive are out spending opponents by a nearly 5-1 margin. So far, Yes on Measure B has collected nearly $11,000 from local donors.Measure B would repeal current guidelines allowing individuals to grow up to 25 marijuana plants per person, and impose more restrictive state standards of six plants per person.The Mendocino marijuana fight is overshadowing other key local races in the June primary, including three races for seats on the county Board of Supervisors.Just as Mendocino’s 2000 vote to locally legalize pot for personal use was a national first, marijuana advocates fear its repeal will once again put the county in the spotlight but for the wrong reasons.Dale Gieringer, NORML’s executive director, said Measure B supporters are targeting the wrong people with their anger over large-scale commercial marijuana growing operations.“Legitimate medical marijuana growers will be turned into criminals instead of really big operators,” said Gieringer. Source: Press Democrat, The (Santa Rosa, CA)Author: Mike Geniella, The Press DemocratPublished: April 17, 2008 Copyright: 2008 The Press DemocratContact: letters pressdemo.comWebsite: Articles & Web Site:California NORML on B, Yes on B Backers State Case Being Chosen Over Marijuana Initiative
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Comment #1 posted by NikoKun on April 17, 2008 at 15:30:31 PT
Misguided people...
It's sad how misguided the people voting for these things are... Legalization is better for our country, than criminalization... -_-If we don't defend our stance every moment... Then they'll just take our rights away again... We need to fight to legalize, then we need to fight constantly, to keep it that way... -_-
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