Welcome California and Community...
The William C. Velásquez Institute (WCVI) conducts research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities. Our participation in marijuana legalization means that we believe that California needs criminal justice reform, better public safety for our children and communities adversely effected by drugs, and a plan for conservation of our environment.
California's Prop 64 has become the strictest proposition for regulating business, product and advertisement since the beginning of the marijuana legalization movement with Prop 215 in 1996. In addition, this will break the back of federal marijuana prohibition, diminish violent drug cartels in Mexico, deal a mortal blow to the criminal marijuana illicit market, end wasteful law enforcement spending, halt thousands of deportations, generate billions in new tax dollars for education, health care and the environment, reduce marijuana use among minors, and create small business opportunities for Latin@ entrepreneurs. This is the kind of support our community needs.
We hope to educate the Latino community and beyond to have a greater democratic election this November by doing outreach to groups, organizations, schools, etc. Find out more about Prop 64 by browsing through our website or invite us to speak about legalizing marijuana and its impact it will have for California.
WCVI Thanks You.