California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at an event in Los Angeles in April.Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other elected leaders on Thursday called on California voters to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, saying the current laws are unfairly entangling minorities more than&nbsp;white users.&ldquo;What we have is a system that disproportionately targets people of color,&rsquo;&rsquo; Newsom said during a news conference in Los Angeles. &ldquo;The folks that are being arrested don&rsquo;t look like me.&rdquo;Proposition 64 on the Nov. 8 ballot would allow those 21 and older to possess and use up to an ounce of marijuana and would implement a 15% excise tax.Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) said at the news conference at the Los Angeles&nbsp;Plaza de Cultura y Artes that her predominantly Latino district has been hit hard by marijuana enforcement programs.&ldquo;The war on drugs and the war on marijuana has been a war on Latinos and a war on people in my community,&rdquo; Garcia said.Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles), said he has visited jails on fact-finding trips as chairman of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.&ldquo;In those jails, all I see is other African&nbsp;American males that look like me,&rdquo; he said.Supporters of the initiative have cited studies&nbsp;including one by the Drug Policy Alliance that said African&nbsp;Americans make up less than 10% of L.A. County&rsquo;s population, but they constitute 30% of the marijuana possession arrests.&ldquo;That means there has been a war on people of color when it comes to cannabis,&rdquo; he said.The initiative also was supported by Ron Hasson, president of the&nbsp;NAACP Hollywood/Beverly Hills branch, who noted it would generate millions of dollars for health and education programs in the African&nbsp;American community.