California voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational use this November. If voters approve Prop 64, the state will follow the lead of states like Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Oregon to make it legal beyond medicinal usage.
The vote will carry major implications for our criminal justice and public health systems, as well as for our environment, among other issues.
I’ll be hosting a discussion of the proposed initiative tonight at 7pm on “City Visions” on KALW radio, 91.7 FM in San Francisco. You can stream it and learn more here.
My guests will include:
- Andrew Acosta, spokesperson for the No on 64 Campaign, also Founder and President of Acosta Consulting with over 20 years of experience in issue advocacy, campaign management, and public relations.
- Jason Kinney, spokesperson for the Yes on 64 Campaign, also Principal of California Strategies, LLC. Kinney was named to Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 “Most Powerful Political Players in California” and was lead strategist for the Gavin Newsom for Lieutenant Governor Campaign.
- Patrick Murphy, Director of Research and Senior Fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California and co-author of the PPIC’s April 2016 report entitled “Regulating Marijuana in California.”
Hope you can tune in! I’ll post the audio after the show.
UPDATE: the audio is available here.