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CITY OF COMPTON REJECTS POT SHOPS BY MORE THAN 3 to 1
Voters Reject Two Local Initiatives; Marijuana Stores Remain Banned
(January 24, 2018 – Alexandria, VA) – Voters in Compton, California soundly rejected two local measures that would have allowed businesses selling marijuana in their city. The rejection, which 76-77% of voters agreed with, means that a ban on marijuana businesses in the city remains.
“Today, Compton voters refused to be pawns for the billionaire pot lobbyists who just want to get richer,” said Kevin A. Sabet, a former Obama Administration drug policy adviser who is now head of the anti-legalization group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM). “This is a great win for public health and safety, and for Compton’s youth in particular. City by city, this fight continues.”