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Editorial: Billboards advertising pot broke Prop. 64’s promise. Don’t go back on the pledge to protect teens

Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2022

The Los Angeles Times argues against advertising pot to kids and in favor of putting children’s health above corporate profit. The piece interviews our own Alisa Padon, who describes how seeing billboards advertising cannabis in communities serves to normalize it.

Two cannabis bills detrimental to public health and food safety, By Lynn Silver, Director of Getting it Right from the Start

By Dr. Lynn Silver, July 20, 2020

The article details a Getting it Right from the Start report that found much of cannabis revenues from legal marijuana in California, aren’t going towards helping the poor, or Black and Brown neighborhoods most harmed by the War on Drugs, but rather, the police.

Californian Cannabis Tax Revenues Are Used to Boost Police Budgets

By Alexander Lekhtman, Filter, July 23, 2020

The article details a Getting it Right from the Start report that found much of cannabis revenues from legal marijuana in California, aren’t going towards helping the poor, or Black and Brown neighborhoods most harmed by the War on Drugs, but rather, the police.