USC SSDP held the California Cannabis Initiatives Forum on the USC campus, this past Sunday. The forum had a panel which featured representatives from all 5 marijuana legalization initiatives in California, and intended to unify the campaigns in hopes of gathering the 500,000 signatures needed to make the ballot this November. Currently, none of the initiatives are on schedule to make the ballot, and USC SSDP hoped that this forum would help to solve that issue by rallying supporters and activists alike behind one campaign. “None of them are currently on track to make the ballot,” said Steven Hwang, USC chapter leader and co-founder. “By uniting the initiatives, we could make sure that none of them are competing for resources, [which would] then allow one to be on the ballot, which would be one step closer to the legalization of marijuana.” You can read more about the event in today’s issue of the Daily Trojan.
This was a great weekend for SSDP’s Western Region, and it’s so hopeful to see members of our generation stepping up and working to move these issues forward. As leaders of today’s youth movement to change our nation’s drug policies it is very comforting to see our chapters seeking to bring together the fragmented statewide movements in order to enact sensible alternatives to our failed marijuana laws. Back to top