Feinstein Joins Ranks of Politicians Against Legalizing Pot
The campaign against the movement to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California has another prominent member in the opposition camp. Senator Dianne Feinstein has "agreed to participate in the campaign opposing" Proposition 19, the ballot initiative that would make marijuana a taxable crop in the state, according to an AP report.
A report issued yesterday by Public Safety First, the group working to counter Prop 19, said "Senator Dianne Feinstein would be listed among the measure's official opponents in the election information guide the state mails to registered voters."
Feinstein is not alone in her party, however, and also not the only high-profile politician who is working against this ballot measure that polls say is "narrowly opposed" by California voters. Both candidates for the Governor's post have long said they are against legalizing pot and California's other senator, the incumbent Barbara Boxer, who faces Carly Fiorina in the November polls, has also said she opposes the measure.