LOS ANGELES, March 25 The Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010) has learned that the ballot measure for The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 has officially been certified by the State of California to qualify for the November ballot.
Opposition proponent Alexandra Datig said, "Drug addiction is an epidemic and marijuana is a silent killer. For California to legalize marijuana would further contribute to the harms that addiction brings upon our youth, our families and our communities. The consequences of legalizing marijuana have not yet been fully realized by the voters of the State of California. I urge voters to learn all the facts before making a decision on this issue such as the serious risk of cancer causing fungus and mold contamination, which festers on marijuana plants (Study on corn exposure to identical fungal spices and strain growing on marijuana - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service Fact Sheet No. 444 & 445). Marijuana legalization infringes on our right to a healthy society and exposes communities to addiction, crime, biohazards, drug dealing and it must be defeated. My campaign's sole purpose is to oppose The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 and educate voters (as well as proponents) so we can shed light on the numerous serious health risks associated with marijuana use."
Opposition supporter Nate Holden, former Los Angeles City Councilman and California State Senator also made the following statement: "I want to commend law enforcement, Attorney General Jerry Brown, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and other prominent public officials, who are opposing The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010. We must not legalize marijuana in the State of California. The voters must be mindful of the fact that to do so would be opening the doors to import major crime and killings, as has been seen south of the border."
SOURCE Opposition to the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative (2010)