#Civil Rights
California State Assembly
United States of America

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is asking for your support of Assembly Bill 390, the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act -- the first bill ever introduced to legalize the sale and use of marijuana in California.

As introduced, this groundbreaking proposal would raise over $1 billion in annual revenue by taxing the retail production and sale of marijuana for adults over 21 years of age.

The bill would not alter existing legislation on the use of medicinal cannabis, nor would it impose new taxes or sanctions on the medical cultivation of cannabis.

Assembly Bill 390 proposes to make California the first state in the nation to enact a rational public policy for the control and regulation of marijuana. Please show your support for this measure by contacting your California Assembly members and urging them to support the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act.

Now is the perfect time to legalize, tax & regulate marijuana.

While the nation is suffering from a financial crisis, the marijuana business is booming. With more than 2.5 million Californians using marijuana monthly, it is the state's number one cash crop, worth $14 billion per year.

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's bill to regulate marijuana like alcohol would generate more than $1 billion per year in tax revenue to the state of California. It would also save the $1 billion that is currently spent enforcing marijuana prohibition.

How will this affect our children? Currently, minors find it easier to buy marijuana than alcohol or cigarettes because drug dealers don't ask for ID. We've seen youth tobacco use drop as a result of age restrictions and eduction, and the same will be true with marijuana.

Don't pass up $2 billion per year in order to keep waging a failed war on marijuana. Please support A.B. 390.

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