A Letter From Nathan Nadelmann

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


Ethan Nadelmann
Executive Director
Drug Policy Action

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Chairman, United States Marijuana Party
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2 Responses to A Letter From Nathan Nadelmann

  1. adhd says:

    i bet it would have passed if it wasnt for the idiots on our side telling ppl to vote no. NOT IF BUT WHEN

  2. Note: Part of the reason that Prop 19 lost was simple: It was billed as “legalization” but it was not. It was billed as “ending prohibition” but it did not.

    CCHH and MRPP exist today, and can be implemented in in CA in 2012, so rather than worry about paperwork that didn’t pass, it’s time to start fundraising for CCHH and/or MRPP.

    Don’t wait another second…we knew that this day was coming, pass or fail, and we knew that the next step, even if 19 had passed, was to continue on towards TRUE repeal of prohibition, and COMPLETE legalization…so let’s get on it NOW!

    If we start TODAY, next time such a vote comes up, we WILL have enough educated and informed people who understand the true benefits of repealing prohibition, and the true CAUSES of the vast majority of the prohibition-derived problems in society today.

    It’s time to Overgrow The World! (Start saving your seeds for spring…this time, it’s going GLOBAL!)

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