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In video 7 Public Opinion and Participation in Democracy Proposition 215 was one of the public initiative that was lead by a group of patients and people in San Francisco Californians voiced their honest opinion voting yes on proposition 215 allows patients to use marijuana for medical use They became the 215 activist group and worked together to ask the government to pass the proposition 215 The proposition 215 allows doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with diseases that have severe symptoms For example cancer patients that undergo chemo-therapy and suffer from severe nausea and aching can benefit from smoking marijuana It also improves the appetites of AIDS patients increasing their weight and chances to live longer The patients believed that the marijuana also helps MS patients with bladder control and tremors There are some people who have cancer companions being put in jail because they use marijuana knowing its illegal There were some people who disagree with proposition 215 because they fear marijuana might bring problems to society by creating anti-social behavior Todays youth can easily access them anywhere while sick patients cant The 215 activist groups bought up two legislative bills in 1994 and 1995 however it was rejected by the government The 215 activist group need more volunteers and more exposure from the media so people can understand why it its necessary to pass proposition 215 According to video 7 the 215 activist group need about 700000 signatures in order to place proposition 215 on the state ballot There were wealthy people willing to give money and support to the campaign The backers paid about million dollars to circulators to get all the signatures to put it on the ballot Then once they collected enough signatures the activist group will start a political campaign going into the media such as advertising on TV announcements on radio and using many visual signs supporting YES on proposition 215 There was
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