Rep. Loretta Sanchez on Legalizing Marijuana in California

Speaking live on CNN, Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-47) cited the west coast's majority support for regulating cannabis like alcohol - as acknowledged by NORML's recent Zogby poll - and called for a statewide "pilot program" to objectively assess the impact of cannabis legalization upon adult society.

"Well, certainly, I have seen in my own state of California, people over and over voting in a big majority [on] the whole issue of marijuana, and possession of that," Sanchez said. "So maybe it would be a good pilot program to see how that regulation of marijuana might happen in California since the ... majority of Californians believe maybe that should happen."

Sanchez's comments come two weeks after the introduction of proposed state legislation, AB 390: the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, which seeks to tax and regulate the adult sales of cannabis in California.

Please take a moment today to contact Rep. Sanchez and thank her for have the courage to publicly consider taxing and regulating cannabis.