Newshawk: Citizen Advocacy www.mapinc.org/resource/#activism
Pubdate: Thu, 24 Jun 2010
Source: Orange County Register, The (CA)
Copyright: 2010 The Orange County Register
Author: David Whiting
Cited: Orange County NORML http://orangecountynorml.org/
Cited: The State Referendum http://www.taxcannabis.org/
Referenced: Attorney General Jerry Brown’s guidelines
Referenced: Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It
Bookmark: http://www.mapinc.org/topic/NORML (NORML)
ARREST SPARKS HER FIGHT AGAINST POT LAWS
Sitting across the table, at a Starbucks in San Clemente, Kandice
Hawes is all business in black Capri pants, a fashionable top and a
demure gray sweater.
“Of course I smoke pot,” she says in a loud voice that expresses both
surprise and amusement at the question.
Holy smoke! I look around, worried someone might hear. After all, I
lived through Nancy Reagan’s America when smoking marijuana was
pretty much the same as shooting heroin, when all drugs were lumped
together under the “Just Say No” campaign.
But Hawes, 28, is a generation younger. She came of age after 1996,
when California voters approved Proposition 215, the Compassionate
Use Act allowing medical marijuana.