Sign this petition and let federal officials know you want drug-free communities. The citizens of California herewith call on the federal government to take whatever measures necessary to enforce federal marijuana laws now! Today’s highly potent marijuana is inflicting mental illness, addiction and even death on our citizens*. California boasts* having over 50,000 illegal outdoor marijuana cultivation sites that supply Californians with drugs as well as 60% of the United States with black market marijuana. These grows are devastating our natural resources and pristine ecosystems, contributing to the 100% increase in traffic deaths due to marijuana, bolstering the fact that over 50% of all arrestees in our state test positive for marijuana and creating unhealthy communities for raising families*.
Marijuana for recreational use should be strictly prohibited. Local pot dispensaries are magnets for crime and traffic accidents, and provide easy access to marijuana for young people who are most vulnerable to its neurological harms. Private cultivation and dispensaries should be banned. The outcomes from “medical marijuana” in California are negative* - more crime, homelessness, addiction, academic failure as well as traffic deaths. We want safe and healthy communities, and we urge the federal government to take action now by enforcing federal laws against marijuana!
* Sources: California Senator Mark McGuire cultivation claim 2015, Crancer traffic studies 2010 & 2016, ADAM II Report, Dr. B Madras, California Fish & Game Assoc. 2010, NIDA - Monitoring the Future 2010, UC Davis/Duke Study 2016 Persistent Cannabis Dependence- Longitudinal Study, Dr. Forest Tennent.
Petition sponsored by anti-drug groups based in California: Take Back America Campaign www.tbac.us, Roger Morgan (916) 434 5629, Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana (CALM) www.calmca.org, Carla Lowe (916) 708 4111