California Democrats on Sunday unanimously approved a platform that calls for the legalization of marijuana and an immediate ban on the oil-and-gas industry practice known as fracking.
There was no debate on the proposals, only cheers and then a voice vote at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where a few hundred delegates gathered on the final day of the state Democratic Party's annual convention.
On the marijuana issue, state Democrats "support the legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana, in a manner similar to that of tobacco or alcohol," the platform reads.
California already allows the use of marijuana for medical purposes.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, was a controversial matter all weekend, with protesters interrupting Gov.
Bay Area billionaire Tom Steyer announced Saturday that he would push for legislation forbidding fracking without the approval of two-thirds of the voters in any county where it is proposed.
On Sunday, convention delegates approved a platform amendment calling for "an immediate moratorium on fracking, acidizing and other forms of oil/gas well stimulation."
Opponents of fracking say it pollutes groundwater and does other damage.
Beverly Brown, a delegate from La Mirada, called the marijuana-legalization and fracking-ban amendments "absolutely great."
"I supported it [marijuana legalization] because hopefully it will stop Hispanic and black kids from being put in jail for minute quantities of marijuana," said the 82-year-old retired nurse practitioner.
Fracking should be banned, she said, because "the whole planet needs water that is not toxic to survive."