WE ARE ARTISTS FOR 64
A coalition of artists who have come together to support California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, a voter initiative for the November 2016 ballot that will control, regulate and tax responsible adult use, sale and cultivation of marijuana in California.
CALIFORNIA SPENT $490,966,080 ENFORCING MARIJUANA LAWS IN 2010 ALONE.
“A History of the War on Drugs; From Prohibition to Gold Rush”
A collaborative short film narrated by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter featuring the artwork of Molly Crabapple is part history lesson about the war on drugs and part vision statement. As Ms. Crabapple’s haunting images flash by, the film takes us from the Nixon administration and the Rockefeller drug laws — the draconian 1973 statutes enacted in New York that exploded the state’s prison population and ushered in a period of similar sentencing schemes for other states — through the extraordinary growth in our nation’s prison population to the emerging aboveground marijuana market of today.
Proposition 64 will strengthen our communities and end the selective and aggressive enforcement of marijuana possession that has contributed to California’s booming prison system. Proposition 64 is an idea whose time has come. A ballot initiative that will successfully regulate marijuana and raise up to $1 billion a year for California.