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    Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    Get your creative juices and rhyming schemes together. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the proposition numbers assigned to the 10 measures that will appear on the November 2nd ballot. Of note is Prop 19, which will be followed closely across the country
    That's right, folks. Legalization of weed is officially on the California ballot. What's good about this proposition if it becomes law?

    1) California can tax it, thus raising badly needed money.

    2) It will put a huge dent in drug lords' profits.

    3) It will put law enforcement resources where they are actually needed.

    4) And it will be a blow for personal freedom.

    This is something that both Conservatives and Liberals need to get behind. Face it, the War on Drugs has been a complete failure, so let's now have a new war. Let's call it the War on Stupidity. Prop 19 will be an important battle in this war to wrest control of our own lives from complete idiots.

    Article is here.
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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    I hope this passes, and becomes a catalyst for a national legalization bill.

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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I hope this passes, and becomes a catalyst for a national legalization bill.
    Bet the mormons will fund a campaign against this like they did with gay marriage .. mormons from Utah that is!

    But else I agree.. hope it passes.
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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    I once heard someone use the argument "the war on drugs is not a failure because it is serving it's intended purpose, putting criminals in jail".
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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    2 parts

    1- If you legalize marijuana, you regulate it, you control it, you tax it, you take away the stigma, a lot of the problems go away and 2. Parents to actually BE parents, and teach their kids... MJ, like alcohol, prescription drugs, fatty foods, candy, would need to be used in moderation and responsibly.

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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    2 parts

    1- If you legalize marijuana, you regulate it, you control it, you tax it, you take away the stigma, a lot of the problems go away and 2. Parents to actually BE parents, and teach their kids... MJ, like alcohol, prescription drugs, fatty foods, candy, would need to be used in moderation and responsibly.
    Plus, other nations that have legalized drugs have seen significant dropoffs in drug abuse and crime. Legalization will also cut funding for violent drug cartels.
    Although I'm wondering how this law would deal with the federal ban. From what I understand, the federal classification of marijuana means the feds could technically still arrest people for use, right?
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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    That's right, folks. Legalization of weed is officially on the California ballot. What's good about this proposition if it becomes law?

    1) California can tax it, thus raising badly needed money.

    2) It will put a huge dent in drug lords' profits.

    3) It will put law enforcement resources where they are actually needed.

    4) And it will be a blow for personal freedom.

    This is something that both Conservatives and Liberals need to get behind. Face it, the War on Drugs has been a complete failure, so let's now have a new war. Let's call it the War on Stupidity. Prop 19 will be an important battle in this war to wrest control of our own lives from complete idiots.

    Article is here.
    I was born there...spend a lot of time there...maybe i can get registered there and vote...heck...thats the best thing Ive seen to vote 'for' in years.

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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Plus, other nations that have legalized drugs have seen significant dropoffs in drug abuse and crime. Legalization will also cut funding for violent drug cartels.
    Although I'm wondering how this law would deal with the federal ban. From what I understand, the federal classification of marijuana means the feds could technically still arrest people for use, right?
    Nope...I dont THINK they can (tho Im not a fed law scholar). See Alaska for example. People can use legally in Alaska and feds cant or dont arrest.

    On the plus side...if it passes I'm buying stock in Pepsico (TacoBell) and FritoLays (doritos)!

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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    California is leading the way again, for the rest of the country. Yes on Prop 19!

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    Re: Prop Numbers Assigned, Marijuana Ballot Measure is Prop 19

    It should have been proposition 420.
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