SAN DIEGO–(PRNewswire)–In order to strengthen their collective position throughout California, two anti-drug organizations are uniting their efforts in their campaign against Proposition 19 and the legalization of marijuana.
San Diego-based Communities in Action, led by that organization’s director John Redman, a ten-year veteran on drug policy and marijuana laws, is coordinating its efforts with Save Our Society from Drugs, led by national drug policy expert, Calvina Fay, who has advised on drug control strategy and policy under three White House administrations.
The alliance is designed to coordinate research and the latest statistical studies regarding Proposition 19 and marijuana issues in California.
John Redman says: “California is one of the largest states in the country in terms of physical dimension, population and sheer number of voters. By merging our resources, the two organizations can more seamlessly and efficiently communicate to the California voters on the wide range of issues regarding Proposition 19 that are confronting this state’s diverse voter base.”
Calvina Fay says: “There is something in Prop. 19 that the proponents are keeping quiet and that the public may not understand. Prop. 19 allows for the cultivation of marijuana in an area up to 25 square feet, a space that can accommodate as many as 25 full grown marijuana plants which have been known to grow as tall as eight feet and can produce up to 240,000 cigarettes. We already have a problem with large scale marijuana grows in our national parks; if Prop. 19 is passed, residents in California can expect to see pot plants growing over their fences. How do we keep children away from a dangerous drug growing in their own backyard?”
John Redman is scheduled to appear in a debate opposing Proposition 19 on September 11. Redman will be debating former Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Gray at Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA. The event will begin at 1:30 p.m.