DrugSense Alert ~ Proposition 19



DrugSense FOCUS Alert #448 – Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Today the San Francisco Chronicle printed two OPEDs.

The first ‘Californians Must Look at Science of Marijuana’
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10/n677/a08.html is interesting for
what is not disclosed. It is by an addiction
therapist. The therapeutic community has a vested interest in
continuing the current system. About half of all users in therapy
are there because of their marijuana use. Of those, over 40% are
there from court referrals — they take therapy as a preferred
alternative to jail whether they need it or not. Many of the others
are there because their parents’ health insurance will buy therapy as
an alternative to being expelled from school or referred to the
juvenile justice system.

The second ‘Legalizing Marijuana Is Bad For California’
http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v10.n679.a06.html is by Susan
Manheimer, the president of the California Police Chiefs
Association. There is more spin and propaganda in the OPED than we can count.

Your letters to the editor about either or both are invited.

Opinion items are always good letter targets. They are MAP archived

The same applies to Proposition 19 items which may be found at

Please check out the new Proposition 19 website at
http://yeson19.com/ – and please do whatever you can to support the effort.

We have started a list of who appears to be for and against
Proposition 19 based on MAP’s news clippings.



The International Longshore and Warehouse Union

The National Black Police Association

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union

The California National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox and former Mexican president
Ernesto Zedillo

The Drug Policy Alliance Network

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

The state Board of Equalization

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

The World Health Organization

The American Civil Liberties Union

The Courage Campaign

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the former United States Surgeon General

The Cannabis Consumers Campaign



Common Sense for Drug Policy

Marijuana Policy Project

Citizens Opposing Prohibition

The California Medical Association

The California Black Chamber of Commerce

Retired Orange County Judge James Gray



The California Chamber of Commerce

The California Police Chiefs Association

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

Mexican Marijuana Trafficking Organizations

The California Narcotics Officer’s Association

Gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer

The California League of Cities


Suggestions for writing letters are at our Media Activism Center

For the latest facts about marijuana please see


Prepared by: Richard Lake, Focus Alert Specialist http://www.mapinc.org

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Chairman, United States Marijuana Party
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