California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom

“Today, the largest coalition ever formed to support marijuana reform has filed the signatures to qualify the most thoughtful marijuana policy in the nation – with the strictest child protections and billions in new revenue for important programs such as public safety.”

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa)

“Our current marijuana laws have undermined many of the things conservatives hold dear – individual freedom, limited government and the right to privacy.  This measure is a necessary reform which will end the failed system of marijuana prohibition in our state, provide California law enforcement the resources it needs to redouble its focus on serious crimes while providing a policy blueprint for other states to follow.”

Los Angeles Times

“EDITORIAL: It’s time to legalize and regulate marijuana in California. Yes on Proposition 64….By sending mixed messages, the federal government has effectively ceded its role and left it to states to create a new national marijuana policy that legalizes marijuana with minimal harm and meaningful protections. Proposition 64 is California’s attempt to do just that. The Times urges a “yes” vote.”

Alice Huffman, President, California NAACP

“Reforming our marijuana laws is an important civil rights issue. The current system is counterproductive, financially wasteful and racially biased — and the people of California want it to be fixed.  This measure will ensure that California is not unjustly criminalizing responsible adults while ensuring that our children and our communities are protected and vital state and local services are funded.”

Marsha Rosenbaum, Director Emerita, Drug Policy Alliance & Co-Chair, Youth Education and Prevention Working Group, Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy

“AUMA recognizes that the failed marijuana policies have not kept kids safe.  This measure implements the toughest child safeguards in the nation and dedicates a majority of the revenues from new marijuana taxes to important public health, education and prevention programs focused on kids.”

Antonio Gonzalez, President, Southwest Voter Education Project

“The Adult Use of Marijuana Act will be a leading priority for California’s Latino community so we can end the disproportionate harm to our young people and separation of families caused by prohibition.”

Dr. Donald I. Abrams, Chief, Hematology-Oncology Division at San Francisco General Hospital and Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

“This measure is first and foremost a public health measure. It will fundamentally change California’s approach to dealing with marijuana, generating necessary resources to improve public health, allowing for more clinical research, and strengthening the physician-patient relationship.”

Stephen Downing, former Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Deputy Chief, 21-year law enforcement veteran

“The Adult Use of Marijuana Act ends the failed and wasteful policy of prohibition in California and provides state and local law enforcement the tools they need to focus on real crimes and protect the public safety.  Based on my decades of law enforcement experience, I believe the Adult Use of Marijuana Act will make California’s communities safer.”

Michael Sutton, former President of the California Fish and Game Commission, former Vice President of National Audubon Society and measure co-proponent

“This measure contains important environmental provisions that protect our public lands and waterways which have been ravaged by the impacts of illegal marijuana gardens.  New revenues dedicated specifically to environmental protection will allow California to begin restoring the damage that has been done by illicit grows and keep our water and public lands protected.”