Newsom Says Pot Legalization in California ‘Not a Done Deal’


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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is telling supporters of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalization is not a sure thing, according to a June 21, 2016, article at

The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is expected soon to be set for November’s ballot, but Newsom, speaking to the National Cannabis Industry Association’s convention in Oakland, Calif., on June 21, 2016, said that does not guarantee its passage.

“It’s not a done deal by any stretch of the imagination,” Newsom said. “Any of you think this is done in California, you couldn’t be more wrong.”

Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, warned convention-goers about the impact on the legal pot industry if the act does not pass.

“If we don’t win California and at least half of the other states in play right now, the public narrative around our industry will dramatically change for the worse and for quite some time, setting us back a decade or more,” Smith said.

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