Elections and Politics
Medical Marijuana Author Endorses Craig X Rubin for
Edited by Carly Zander
Tue, 24 Feb 2009, 14:49:54 EST
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dennis Peron, the senior citizen who wrote
"Proposition P" back in 1991, says, "Vote for Craig Rubin." Proposition P was the nation's first medical marijuana
legislation and has inspired national change. When it was introduced 80-percent of the voters in California's county
and city supported medical use. Since then nearly two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
Dennis Peron, the man who started the medical marijuana movement, has come out in support of Mayoral
candidate Craig X Rubin.
Peron, longtime fighter for legal pot, gay-rights, candidate for the Republican
nomination for governor of California, a Vietnam veteran, AIDS activist and
close friend and political associate of Harvey Milk says, "Craig X Rubin is the
man to lead Los Angeles." Peron, who met Rubin years ago, while
fundraising for Proposition 215 added, "Seniors and Stoners can win this
election for him and I am encouraging both to get out and vote March 3;
Rubin for mayor."
Rubin is a controversial figure in the election because of his pro-cannabis
stance, but he may have a friend in Sacramento as well as in Los Angeles'
senior centers. Monday, February 23, 2009, State Assemblyman Tom
Ammiano, D-Northern California, introduced legislation that legalizes and
taxes marijuana, "AB 390." The bill would require all sales of marijuana be
made by licensed sellers who would be taxed. It would also forbid sales to anyone under 21. Rubin has experience
with this idea because in 1996 he was the only licensed cannabis dealer to successfully sell marijuana at the Super
Pro-business Rubin opened a chain of successful retail stores selling hemp products after graduating from UCLA in
the early 1990s. When "High Times" magazine published an article stating that Arizona was issui