Public Safety First

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Public Safety First is a committee organized to oppose California's Proposition 19, a measure on the November, 2010 ballot that would legalize adult possession of marijuana, and allow local governments to tax its sale. It operates the Web site Public Safety First received funds from California's beer industry, which views illicit drugs as competitors and opposes their legalization. [1][2][3][4]

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  1. Huffington Post California Pot Initiative Opposed By Beer Industry, September 21, 2010
  2. California Secretary of State Public Safety First - No On Proposition 19 2009-2010 Election cycle, accessed September 30, 2010
  3. Timothy Egan Reefer Gladness, New York Times (opinion piece), September 29, 2010
  4. Public Safety First NoOnProposition,, organizational Web site, accessed October 1, 2010