Oct 042012
 October 4, 2012

colorado amendment 64 national cannabis coalitionThe Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol In Colorado Receives A Donation From The National Cannabis Coalition

The National Cannabis Coalition is proud to make a $3,000 donation to support Colorado’s Amendment 64, a proposed constitutional measure that would end cannabis prohibition in the Centennial State.  We are excited to be helping this very important campaign and are glad that our contribution is being matched by a generous donor.

Amendment 64 will sensibly establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.  Like alcohol prohibition, marijuana prohibition enriches organized crime and deprives our society of tax revenue.  Ending cannabis prohibition for all adults will create much-needed good-paying jobs and generate millions of dollars for the state.

While prohibition proponents often claim that children will be harmed by ending prohibition, the fact of the matter is that prohibition itself puts minors in danger and actually increases the likelihood kids will use marijuana.  Amendment 64 keeps penalties for providing to minors, but establishes a system where identification must be provided to use cannabis.  Currently, drug dealers don’t check for identification, a big reason that students report that they can acquire marijuana easier than alcohol and cigarettes.

Amendment 64 will allow stimulate the state’s economy Colorado law enforcement resources to be better prioritized – thereby keeping Colorado citizens safer.

Finally, and not mentioned enough, Amendment 64 will help Colorado’s economy by ending hemp prohibition.

The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has run a tremendous campaign so far and the hard-working concerned citizens in Colorado should be commended.  Recent polling numbers demonstrate the great work being done and the fact that this measure can win at the ballot box this November.

Please consider making a donation to the National Cannabis Coalition as we support good candidates and causes across the country.  Donations to NCC can be kept anonymous and don’t have to be reported to any governmental agency.  We are proud to have helped the marijuana decriminalization measure in Springfield, Missouri, and the successful campaigns of Ellen Rosenblum in Oregon and Beto O’Rourke in Texas. Please help us continue to promote positive change across the country.

Published with special permission from the National Cannabis Coalition

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About Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson is the executive director of the Oregon Cannabis Industry Association and director of New Approach Oregon, the PAC working to end cannabis prohibition for all adults in Oregon. In addition to helping organize the International Cannabis Business Conference & the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference, he also serves as a Board Member of the National Cannabis Coalition, working to legalize cannabis across the country and Show-Me Cannabis Regulation, an organization specifically working to end cannabis prohibition in Missouri.As President of the University of Missouri Law School ACLU Chapter, Anthony co-authored the measures that legalized medical cannabis possession and decriminalized personal possession for all adults within the city limits of Columbia, Missouri, in 2004. Following law school, Anthony practiced criminal defense for two years before working full time in the political field to help improve and protect civil liberties.You can follow Anthony on Twitter and also friend him on Facebook by following the links below as he posts mostly about civil liberties and politics with dashes of sports, music, movies and whatnot.
  • sarah

    hello my name is Sarah and I have been fighting to change cannabis laws for the last 4 years. recently my family was torn apart and tortured now I am reaching out to my fellow canna family for help http://www.gofundme.com/3jnl48