SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento preacher whose organization represents 3,600 congregations said he was outraged that the California chapter of the NAACP has endorsed a November ballot initiative that would legalize recreational use of marijuana.

Alice Huffman, president of the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said Tuesday the group supports Proposition 19 to counter marijuana arrest rates she said unfairly target blacks.

Pastor Ron Allen, president of the International Faith-Based Coalition based in Sacramento, is leading opposition to the measure. He said most African-American pastors are upset by the NAACP decision because of the negative impact drugs have had on the black community.