Dear Wayward Bill & Others,
We should savor this moment. Although Prop. 19, California’s ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition, did not prevail at the ballot box, this vote marks an historic victory for marijuana reform.
Even without becoming law, Prop. 19 has had a permanent impact on the national conversation. This initiative has elevated and legitimized public discourse about marijuana and marijuana policy in a way I have never seen before. Because of Prop. 19, marijuana reform is now a mainstream political issue.
We’ve all worked incredibly hard to get here and Drug Policy Action was proud to play our role in the campaign. But it wouldn’t have happened without Richard Lee, one of the official proponents of Prop. 19, whose vision and personal financial investment brought marijuana legalization to the ballot in California this year.
Please join me in thanking Richard Lee for helping to elevate the national conversation about our failed marijuana policies. http://dpa.convio.net/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=599&autologin=true&s_src=email
We have the momentum. Economics and principle are on our side. We’re getting ready to take the next step. But for today, let’s take a moment to recognize how far we’ve come and thank the man behind Prop. 19.
Let’s thank Richard Lee for getting Prop. 19 on the ballot. http://dpa.convio.net/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=599&autologin=true&s_src=email
Drug Policy Action