Group Aims To Outlaw Most Marijuana Use In California

CALIFORNIA:  A group that opposes the legalization of marijuana said Wednesday that it has written a ballot initiative that would, for the most part, outlaw the drug.

The measure would do the opposite of six other measures being readied for the November 2016 ballot that would make recreational marijuana legal in California.

A group called Californians Against Legalizing Marijuana is getting ready to submit its initiative language to California’s attorney general for approval so it can begin collecting signatures, said Roger Morgan, one of the group’s directors.

“We should be doing everything possible to prevent the use of marijuana, not open the barn door and legalize it, so that everybody can get it easier, like alcohol and tobacco,” Morgan said. “We should have learned something from those two legal drugs. We don’t need a third.”