California’s largest political party just endorsed legalizing marijuana

Growers association head urged neutrality on pot
Sacramento Bee (US)
Monday, June 20, 2016

Six years ago, the California Democratic Party joined most of its elected leaders in declining to endorse the marijuana legalization initiative on the fall ballot. This year’s measure to legalize recreational pot, the AUMA initiative, however, has stirred no similar concerns. At their executive board meeting in Long Beach, Democrats opted to embrace the pot proposal after hearing from one of its chief supporters, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a leading candidate to succeed Brown as governor in 2019. (A Public Policy Institute of California poll found that 60 percent of likely voters in the Golden State are in favor of legalizing recreational weed)