When it comes to marijuana law, California is a very confusing place. Cities have their own laws, bans, and ordinances, as do counties, and the State of California itself. Combine that with conflicting and confusing case law, and it’s important to have an Attorney General that is pro-marijuana. Ron Gold is an Attorney General candidate in California who is challenging the incumbent Kamala Harris. According to Rocklin and Roseville Today, Mr. Gold had takes the following stance on marijuana in California:
“The market removes the middlemen. Farmers and patients have direct contact. Medical marijuana is a legal drug for a legal purpose under current California law. The farmers market is an experiment in the development of a new, lawful industry. An overly restricted market invites black markets run by drug cartels and street gangs.
Gold also advocates full legalization of marijuana. He has said, “Like the failed prohibition of alcohol, it’s time to change the failed criminalization of marijuana.” Further, “It is common sense, reasonable and rational to change laws that have driven the market for marijuana into the hands of drug cartels and street gangs.”
Now that’s a candidate that I can get on board with. What his views are on other issues, I’m not sure. What Mr. Gold’s chances are of winning, I also don’t know. But if marijuana is a key issue for you and you’re a California voter, you should take a serious look at his campaign and consider voting for him. You can find out more about his campaign at this link here.