SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- George Zimmer, the founder and CEO of Generation Tux and the founder of Men's Wearhouse, praised California's legalization of adult use of marijuana under Proposition 64, enacted by the voters on November 8, 2016.
"Ending the prohibition against the adult use of marijuana is now the mainstream view. With the passage Proposition 64, I look forward to continuing to advocate for a nationwide end to marijuana prohibition," stated George Zimmer.
For over two decades, George Zimmer, as a business and civic leader, has been in the forefront of the movement to reform in our nation's marijuana laws.
In 1996, George Zimmer contributed the first $500,000 to place Proposition 215 on the California ballot -- a successful voter initiative that legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes.
George Zimmer also assembled a group of CEO business leaders, committed to drug policy reform, whose sustained commitments supported marijuana reform measures nationally during the past twenty years.
Throughout the ensuing years, George Zimmer has provided vocal and financial support to overturn cannabis prohibition, and has spoken out on many occasions regarding the harm caused by prohibition.
Biography of George Zimmer
George Zimmer is Chairman, CEO and Founder of Generation Tux, an online rental platform for tuxedos and suits. He is also the founder and former CEO and Chairman of the Men's Wearhouse - the largest retailer of men's tailored suit and dress casual clothing in the U.S. and Canada. A lifelong advocate of servant leadership as the most effective business management model, he is also an advocate for "conscious capitalism" to address income inequality and excessive CEO pay. He is the father of four children and self-described in his LinkedIn profile as a "Business Warrior Monk who roots for the underdog." George serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and the Oakland Zoo.
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