California Democratic Party Passes Resolution Urging President to Respect State Cannabis Laws
California’s Democratic Party has approved two cannabis-related resolutions urging a change in the way the government handles state marijuana laws. The vote came at the party’s Executive Board meeting on Sunday.
The first resolution calls on President Obama to:
- Respect the voters of Colorado and Washington and to not allow any federal interference in the enactment of their marijuana legalization initiatives:
- End the federal raids on patients and providers in medical marijuana states:
- Appoint a commission to look into the reform of our nation’s marijuana laws.
The second resolution is a call to state legislators, urging them to to enact guidelines for medical cannabis distribution that respects local municipalities to regulate, while providing cannabis ‘to all patients in all areas of California, rural as well as urban”.
These resolutions are now official positions of the party, which is the largest statewide Democratic party in the nation.