The AUMA permits adults to legally grow (up to six plants) and possess personal use quantities of cannabis (up to one ounce of flower and/or up to eight grams of concentrate) while also licensing commercial cannabis production and retail sales. The measure prohibits localities from preventing responsible adults from possessing and cultivating cannabis for non-commercial purposes in the privacy of their own homes. Both the California Medical Association and the state chapter of the NAACP have endorsed the measure.
Being the most populated state in the country, as well as one of the world’s largest economies, California is arguably the most important state to consider marijuana legalization this year. With such high stakes however, comes disagreement and misinformation. That’s why NORML wants to help familiarize Californians with the AUMA, and how it’s passage will improve the lives of average Californians. And we’re going to need your help to do that!
If you live in California, make sure you know what the AUMA proposal does (and doesn’t) do. . .You can read a summary of the initiative on the AUMA website. Share this summary with friends and family so they too know what the proposal covers.
Next, consider engaging your personal online network to get friends and family educated about this proposal. Be sure to like the campaign on Facebook, share this fact sheet on your page or email your friends letting them know that you’ve researched the initiative and you think they should too!
And finally, continue having conversations with those closest to you on why you believe California should legalize marijuana this November. Policy change, no matter how big or small, can always start as a simple conversation between two people. We hope you’ll join us in supporting the AUMA initiative by adding your name as a grassroots supporter of the campaign here.
Let’s Get It Right, California