ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Californians for Sensible Reform (CSR), a new political organization founded by online entrepreneur Justin Hartfield in support of common-sense fixes to California's marijuana laws, announced the formation of a new general-purpose ballot measure committee ("Californians for Sensible Reform") and a candidate political action committee ("Californians for Sensible Reform PAC").
In addition, they announced the first $1 million contribution from Weedmaps Media, LLC. to the new ballot-measure committee -- dedicated to supporting politically-viable, consensus-supported ballot measures in 2016 -- pledged additional support for political candidates with pro-decriminalization voting records, and called on other members of this rapidly maturing industry to make similar commitments.
"Decriminalization of adult marijuana use in California is bigger than any business -- it's a generational cause and an economic imperative," said Justin Hartfield, Founder of CSR and CEO/Founder of Weedmaps Media, LLC. "And, as California's Attorney General has indicated, there's 'certain inevitability about it' -- especially since California is now falling behind other states."
"But it's not enough to just change the laws," Hartfield said. "It's critical they get changed the right way -- with the input of a broad coalition of Californians and stakeholders -- to get this billion-dollar industry out of the shadows and to fully monitor and regulate it in a way that protects the public safety and local control while keeping it far away from children. And our industry has a critical voice and role to play."
"Today is a down-payment on a smarter, safer, more just and more fiscally responsible future for California," he concluded.
Paid for by Californians for Sensible Reform sponsored by Weedmaps Media, LLC