A ballot measure to make California the first state to legalize the sale and use of marijuana has won the support of one of the stateâ€™s most powerful union, officials said Monday, offering the proposition a shot of mainstream legitimacy as well as a potential financial and organizational lift.
The decision by the executive board of the Service Employees International Union of California will be announced in the next few days, according to officials who have been briefed about it but were not allowed to speak publicly before it was announced.
That’s a big union. Another powerful voice to add to the mix.
Timing is nice, too.
Check out Media Goes Nuts for Cops Supporting Marijuana Legalization for a taste of the coverage from the press conferences with LEAP. Making some real powerful impact there.
And finally, Howard and Misty are on the road again. Cowboy rides through Lodi, pushing legalization of marijuana
While dressed in a cowboy hat, boots and Wrangler jeans, Howard Wooldridge sits on his one-eyed American Paint horse, Misty. He looks like he could be out of a scene from a Western movie. Instead he is waving down traffic at the intersection Cherokee and Kettleman lanes.
Describing himself as a modern-day Paul Revere, Wooldridge, 59, has taken to the streets on horseback to encourage people to vote for Proposition 19, a statewide initiative to legalize pot.
As people drive through the Lodi intersection, they honk horns, give thumbs up, wave coffee cups and cheer.
â€œA majority of Californians believe the war on drugs is nonsense,â€ Wooldridge said.
Good for Howard! He and Misty are taking 9 weeks to ride through California and spread the word.