| Posted on Fri, June, 10th 2016 by THCFinder
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Today, North Coast congressman and longtime environmental leader U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his support for the statewide ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA).
Prior to his election to Congress in November of 2012, Huffman served six years in the California State Assembly and was co-chair of the Legislative Environmental Caucus. He previously served as a Senior Attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. As a congressman, he serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources.
“The Adult Use of Marijuana Act is a necessary statewide reform that brings a billion-dollar industry out of the shadows and into a regulated market,” said Rep. Huffman, whose district spans from the Golden Gate Bridge north to the Oregon border and includes the Emerald Triangle, the three-county region that produces most of America’s domestically grown marijuana.
“The measure takes historic, first-of-its-kind steps to reverse the devastating environmental and water damage that has been done by illegal marijuana grows in our state. AUMA is not just good social justice and public health policy. It’s forward-thinking environmental reform as well.”