Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

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Organizers behind the Yes on 64 campaign have filed a lawsuit to force the California Secretary of State to remove statements made by opponents that would be appear in the voter information guide for November’s election.

According to the OC Register, the Yes on 64 campaign alleges that opponents of the campaign have used “grossly false” and “provably wrong” claims.

“Defenders of the failed war on marijuana are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts,” said Jason Kinney, spokesman for Yes on 64 spokesman.

At the heart of the lawsuit are claims made by the No on 64 campaign that the legalization measure would open the door to television commercials marketing marijuana edibles to children.

Supporters of Proposition 64 contend that federal law would make it impossible to air marijuana advertisements and that the actual measure explicitly makes it illegal to market marijuana to children.

William Sumner, a freelance writer and marijuana journalist, was a staff writer for MJINews from May 2014 through February 2018. You can follow him on Twitter @W_Sumner.

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