We put together this breakdown of Prop. 64 to address questions and concerns we’ve heard from our patients, friends and family about the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
Why should we legalize now?
Today, we have a broken system that profits drug cartels, threatens the safety of children, harms our environment, and uses law enforcement resources on small, victimless crimes that disproportionally affect minorities.
As with all legislation, Prop. 64 is a work-in-progress and will need to be improved upon as we navigate and learn from this new regulation together. Prop. 215 is STILL being improved upon today, 20 years later.
While it may not be perfect, AUMA creates a safe, legal and regulated system that ends the failed war on marijuana. This initiative protects our patients, children, consumers, small business owners, workers and environment.
BPG supports Prop. 64 because it:
1. Advances social and criminal justice reform
To date, more than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the cannabis plant.
Up until a few years ago, the only one that got any attention was tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Over the past few years, however, another cannabinoid has increasingly gained attention for its therapeutic benefit.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been particularly effective in the treatment of chronic pain, Crohn’s, diabetes, arthritis, anxiety, and other conditions that have been historically difficult to treat.
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