California Union Supports Prop 19, Cannabis Legalization
SEIU, California’s biggest and most powerful employee union, has come out in favor of legalizing cannabis. Prop 19, the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 will be voted on this November by California residents. Polls show a tight vote, but this endorsement could make a big difference if it changes the way people think about cannabis.
"At the very least, the support by the S.E.I.U., which claims over 700,000 members in the state, could make it easier for other groups to rally around the measure. More practically, it means access to the union’s considerable campaign apparatus, which could finance mailings, telephone calls and leaflets."