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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Its a Luxury Tax..... Similar to that of Tobacco and Alcohol.

    Being both a tobacco user, and an occasional drinker, I have no problem with paying a luxury tax such as this.

    Does it cost me more to sustain said habits? Yes. But I would much rather pay it on these products I purchase than to pay in the form of higher income taxes, or even worse, higher sales taxes on EVERYTHING (including things I need).
    Its a tax I choose to pay because I choose to participate in a particular activity.
    That doesn't really answer my reasoning, which you appear to be missing. Why should they be able to tax a behavior regardless of its needed or not needed? I understand pot is not needed to survive, but taxing what people enjoy is just as unwarranted as taxing anything that is needed. I don't see how revenue shortages or fears of raises in taxes in other areas warrant the act, sorry.

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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The stoners lose again, even in California..........Eat your heart out Disney Dude
    How did they lose?
    You act as if the drugs are not going to be there and accessible. Illegal or not, regulated or not. People will smoke weed if they want to.
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    I would characterize Prop. 19 as a "victorious defeat." A whopping 46.2% of the electorate in California voted to legalize marijuana - a truly gargantuan base upon which to build a later victory. Nobody who voted for legalization this time around is going to vote against it next time, so it only takes a 3.8% shift to happen. The issue has just become a lot more mainstream - and will only continue to do so over time.

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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

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    Well... its good to see you support big government. Welcome to the left. Dormitories are on the right. Koo-Laid stash is in the back. Don't forget to carry your 'We Hate America' manual wherever you go.
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    An extremely disappointing loss. It had as good of a shot in California as anywhere to get enacted, doubly so due to their financial situation. And hopefully it would've started a slow wave of legalization across the board. Hopefully this is tried again in a few years and comes up with better success.

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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    I'm glad prop 19 failed. Weed should be kept illegal and enforcement of its illegal status should not be taken so laxly.
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Pot is defeated by old people that don't understand it that think you howl at the moon and need poison control if you come in contact with it--again. Obama hypocritically takes the same stance the Bush administration had on it. It's ok, within our lifetime pot will be legalized, (tax money which will be used to fund what remains of needed border patrol obviously) and pot, like other silly things that were issues a few decades ago like womens rights and everyones right to vote will just be another freedom.
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The stoners lose again, even in California..........Eat your heart out Disney Dude


    Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated | abc7.com


    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- One of the most controversial measures on Tuesday's ballot is Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana in California. It was sure to be challenged, even if voters approved it. Some lawmakers had already been preparing to tax cannabis sales. The measure was defeated Tuesday night.

    The Associated Press called the measure defeated at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
    Are you delusional Navy? Or are you just infatuated by me.....I never even commented on Prop 19....LOL.....
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well... its good to see you support big government. Welcome to the left. Dormitories are on the right. Koo-Laid stash is in the back. Don't forget to carry your 'We Hate America' manual wherever you go.
    Navy has always been a pro huge government Republican....
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    Re: Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana defeated....

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
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