After being at the forefront of the war on drugs in the narcotics unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, and seeing the rise of gangs in the southland due to the money from drug sales, Retired LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing puts his name behind the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative.
By Sam Sabzehzar | September 4, 2011
Newport Beach Vineyard & Winery donated their services, and many bottles of wine, in celebration and to fundraise for the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Initiative.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (CA-R), Retired Superior Court Judge James P. Gray, and Retired LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing all spoke from their own perspectives as to why marijuana should be regulated.
In this video, Retired LAPD Deputy Chief Stephen Downing shares why he supports the regulation of marijuana, and why prohibition creates a larger problem in society than drug use.
For more information, please visit the initiatives website at www.regulatemarijuanalikewine.com