Vegan Star Kevin Smith Takes Cannabis Activism Digital Amid COVID-19 Crisis

by | March 18, 2020

Vegan Director Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes released a video on Facebook calling on California to allow digital signatures for the “California Cannabis Hemp Heritage Act” initiative. 

As reported by Marijuana Moment, the initiative aims to increase access to cannabis in the state through various policy changes regarding licencing and taxes.

In the video, Smith and Mewes voiced their support for the initiative, which needs signatures to qualify for an upcoming ballot in November, and implored the state to allow digital signatures in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Being that we are in the middle of a Pandemic and that it would be irresponsible to send people out to get signatures, will digital signatures be enough?” Smith asked of California officials. 

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Cannabis was previously legalized in California (NIKCOA/shutterstock.com)

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The cannabis initiative comes after California legalized the recreational use of marijuana, a change Smith says has had some detrimental effects. 

“In legalizing weed recreationally, it kind of took a step back and now there are people that don’t have access to it, and even worse, there are some people being criminalized again,” Smith said.

“People are getting in trouble over weed in a weed-legal state.”


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