Pubdate: Tue, 21 Sep 2010
Source: Red Bluff Daily News (CA)
Copyright: 2010 Red Bluff Daily News
Author: Tang Lor, DN Staff Writer
Cited: Proposition 19
Bookmark: (Proposition 19)


Proposition 19, which aims to legalize marijuana, will be discussed 
in detail at the Red Bluff City Council meeting Tuesday with 
advocates for and against presenting.

The council will decide if it wants to adopt a resolution in support 
or opposition of Proposition 19.

The meeting has been moved to the Red Bluff Community and Senior 
Center, 1500 S. Jackson St., due to anticipated high attendance.

A representative from the Yes on 19 campaign has been invited to 
speak, although the attendance has not been confirmed. Retired El 
Cerrito Police Chief Scott Kirkland will speak in opposition of the measure.

Though the council will hear from both sides, a staff report by 
Police Chief Paul Nanfito recommends the council adopt a resolution 
opposing the measure because of its negative consequences for local 
law enforcement.

If passed by voters on Nov. 2, Proposition 19 would change state law 
to legalize or decriminalize possession and cultivation of limited 
amounts of marijuana for personal and recreational use by individuals 
21 years or older and authorize various commercial-related activities 
under certain conditions, according to Nanfito's report.

Included in the report is a list of law enforcement associations and 
individuals who oppose the measure. Tehama County Sheriff Clay 
Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Shasta County Sheriff 
Tom Bosenko are among those listed. 
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