ReasonTV traveled to Oaksterdam University to talk to ReformCA, a group of activists representing several cannabis groups across California. The group is chaired by Oaksterdam University, President Dale Sky Jones.

ReformCA recently filed The Control, Regulate, And Tax Cannabis Act of 2016. It is one of several initiatives up for vote next year.

“Marijuana enforcement has been fundamental to the erosion of our Constitutional rights.” – Abdi Soltani

What Is Going On In California In 2016?

Right now, there are about 10 different initiatives up for vote. In 2010, Prop 19, which would have made California the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, failed with only 48% of the vote. In 2016, the voters will be gearing up to add California to its rightful place as a recreational mecca of the world. Producing 60 – 70% of the United States cannabis, and one-sixth of its economy, when California goes full green, it will mark the tipping point, and many believe the rest of the country will shortly follow suit.

“California represents one-sixth of the US economy. So goes California, so goes the rest of the nation, and likely the rest of the world. Everyone is watching… ” – Dale Sky-Jones

The only concern for California right now is that with several different propositions to vote for, the majority needed for any one to pass might be spread between multiple propositions, leaving none actually passing. This is why it is so important for groups like ReformCA to get together and make sure that they work together to help voters be aware of the options and what they are trying to accomplish.

Lessons Learned From Prop 19:

Some of the lessons that the group feels they have learned from 2010 are that Prop 19 was poorly worded and thought out. Hezekiah Allen even campaigned against it. They didn’t have the numbers for recreational legalization, it was an off-election year, and the nation wasn’t ready. Now, going into 2016 with Colorado, Washington State, Alaska, Washington DC, and Oregon as examples of the do’s and don’ts, the group feels they can accomplish their goals.

“…there’s proof the sky has not fallen. All of the scare tactics, the ‘marijuana madness’that has been put forth by those that prefer to keep the failed status quo have been proven wrong, and at a certain point we can hold people accountable to the lies they have told. ” – Dale Sky-Jones

Watch this video, and read up on the various initiatives up for vote in 2016. It is time to tip the scales for justice and freedom, not just for California, but for everyone.

 How California Will Likely Legalize Weed In 2016

Christopher Teague

Staff Writer at HERB
Born and raised in West Texas, Chris has criss-crossed the country and explored more careers than he has years on this Earth. From lab-technician to landscaper, salesman to finance specialist, the only constants in his life have been his writing, and passion for cannabis. His travels and experience give him a unique perspective on the world. Poetry, short stories, and novels, both published, and those forever in revision, surround him like a smoky haze. Chris is a proud father, raising two small boys with the love of his life, who will one day share their hearts and minds to change the world.
 How California Will Likely Legalize Weed In 2016