Ballot 2016: AIDS Activist Pours Millions Into Initiatives On Condoms, Drug Prices
Michael Weinstein, the president of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is the architect of the two initiatives, one which requires actors in adult films to use condoms and the other which caps the price state health programs pay for prescription drugs.
Sex, Drugs And The Controversial AIDS Activist
As an AIDS activist 30 years ago, Michael Weinstein helped defeat an inflammatory ballot measure that could have quarantined Californians with the disease. Today, Weinstein has turned to the ballot to advance his own controversial vision for public health. President of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which has clinics around the world, Weinstein is the architect of two initiatives Californians will vote on in November: Proposition 60, which would require actors in adult films to use condoms, and Proposition 61, which would cap the price state health programs pay for prescription drugs. (Rosenhall, 7/13)
In other news, Cathedral City voters will have to decide on a revision to the city’s medical marijuana tax ordinance —
The Desert Sun:
Cathedral City Puts Medical Pot Tax Expansion On Nov. Ballot
Cathedral City voters will consider a ballot amendment about revising the city’s medical marijuana tax ordinance this November, asking if they want to expand the tax to all legal cannabis businesses at a rate of “$25 per square foot of cultivation space, and $1 for every gram of cannabis concentrate and every unit of cannabis-infused product," in order to fund municipal services including police and fire services and the library. (Kennedy, 7/13)