Medical marijuana advocate explains stance against Prop 19

Ryan Landers has long been at the forefront of the battle for California marijuana legislation. Landers co-wrote Proposition 215, which legalized use of medical marijuana in the state in 1996. As a patients’ rights advocate, he testified against several bills he felt were lacking, and helped author the language for what would become Senate Bill 420, which clarified patients’ rights in 2003. Despite his support of previous landmark legislation, Landers has taken a stand against Proposition 19, on the state ballot next Tuesday, which would legalize several marijuana related activities.

“I’ve worked on many, many state laws,” Landers said. “This isn’t a good law.”

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4 Comments

  1. Got To Legalize It

    Proposition 215 was legalization by wink. Now he wants to pretend it was something else.

    • Shawn

      People who have protection under 11357 (prop. 215 & SB420) will not be subject to the rules of Prop. 19, therefore, Ryan Landers argument is specious. It is also clear in the law that if this were an issue it could be modified for clarity.

  2. All that build up for this:

    “I’ve worked on many, many state laws,” Landers said. “This isn’t a good law.”

    That’s quite an in depth explanation of his view on the subject and definitely justifies this wonderful piece of journalism.

    Maybe if you actually wrote something substantive you wouldn’t have to rely on chasing trends to get traffic to your site.

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