Marijuana legalization battle now waged on Facebook
July 6, 2010
The fight to legalize marijuana in California this November has now landed on Facebook. [Sacramento Bee]
Proposition 19 supporters announced that their Facebook page already boasts more than 106,000 fans, compared to the mere two dozen who have signed up for the opposition campaign, “Public Safety First.”
“This just goes to show that the people are ahead of the politicians on this issue,” proponent Richard Lee said in a statement. “We are confident that as we move closer towards November, we will see a gathering groundswell of support for our initiative, which will ultimately carry us to victory.”
Lee also pointed out that Proposition 19 currently has more Facebook supporters than Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown combined.
Both Brown and Whitman are opposed to the legalization of marijuana and are urging “No” votes on Proposition 19.