California Marijuana Legalization Supporters Worry Video From Smokers Promising Hash Bars Will Hurt Campaign

CALIFORNIA:  A new online video could shape the early debate over legalizing pot in California, but some supporters fear it could backfire.

“This is an initiative to bring back hash bars all over California, all over the beaches and then beyond,” a man in the video said. “This is an initiative to help fund education and social services and to get all of the prisoners out of jail. Get them the (bleep) out of jail, that’s first on the list right there.”

It may not be the image that marijuana backers want for a 2016 ballot initiative, but it’s the first out of the gate.

“This video had its own target market, which is cannabis consumers. If we offended anyone, sorry. There is nothing in it that I can say is inaccurate,” said Michael Jolson of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative.