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First City Republican Women Opposes Ballot Measure 2,
The Legalization of Marijuana


October 19, 2004

Ketchikan, Alaska - The First City Republican Women (FCRW) announced they have unanimously voted to oppose Ballot Measure No. 2 to be voted on November 2, which, if passed, would legalize marijuana in the state of Alaska. A statement from the FCRW said this is a "PURE LEGALIZATION" measure that would allow anyone 21 years old and older the opportunity to possess, cultivate, distribute or consume marijuana/hemp for medicinal, industrial or recreational purposes without any criminal or civil penalty.

In a news release the FCRW stated they feel strongly that the passage of this Ballot Proposition #2 would tear at the very core of all Alaskan communities. This initiative is an endangerment to the economic, educational, social, environmental and moral well-being and safety of all Alaskans and is in direct conflict with the Federal laws governing this mind-altering, addictive, illegal substance.

According to FCRW, Ballot Measure No. 2 is funded by national, outside pro-legalization organizations and individuals whose goal is to achieve full legalization of marijuana in Alaska. If this measure were to pass on November 2, it would be the first of its kind in THE WORLD. Even Holland has penalties for marijuana use, although they are rarely enforced.

First City Republican Women urges all Alaskans to "Vote NO on 2."

First City Republican Women is a member of the Alaska Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women. The NFRW was founded in 1938 and is one of the largest women's political organizations in the country with a grassroots membership of 100,000 and 1,800 local units nationwide.


Source of News Release:

First City Republican Women (FCRW)


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