Anti-cannabis prohibitionists are trying to ban cannabis in the county.
The crackdown on cannabis cultivators in Santa Barbara County is driven by people who want to criminalize cannabis cultivation and use. Their regressive views don’t represent the majority of Santa Barbara voters, but the folks advocating to end legal cannabis do have money and influence where it counts.
As students, we recognize that re-criminalizing marijuana would be a return to the failed war on drugs. We deserve better than the racist waste of taxpayer dollars to outlaw marijuana, and we believe there has to be a better way. That’s what inspired our campaign to leverage the revenue from cannabis cultivation for a cause that reflects our values.
As one of the only new sources of tax revenue in the county, cannabis can and should be used to address a real community crisis: student homelessness and hunger.