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Pubdate: Fri, 05 Aug 2016
Source: Manteca Bulletin (CA)
Copyright: 2016 Associated Press
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Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3670


SAN FRANCISCO ( AP ) – Supporters of a California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing opponents of including false and misleading language in official ballot materials.

The Yes on Proposition 64 committee sued in Sacramento County Superior Court, asking a judge to change or delete several arguments that opponents make against the measure on the November ballot.

The lawsuit objects to opponents’ claims about television advertising and arguments that the measure would undo consumer protections that Gov.  Jerry Brown recently signed into law.

In particular, lawsuit says it’s not true that the initiative “rolls back the total prohibition of smoking ads on TV” and that children “will be exposed to ads promoting marijuana gummy candy and brownies.”

Federal law bans marijuana advertising, and the measure won’t change the federal prohibition of televised smoking ads, proposition supporter spokesman Jason Kinney said.  The

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