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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Proposition 19

Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, is a California ballot proposition which will be on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot. It legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate these activities, permits local governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorizes various criminal and civil penalties. In March 2010 it qualified to be on the November statewide ballot. It requires a simple majority in order to pass, and would take effect the day after the election. Yes on 19 is the official advocacy group for the initiative, and No On Proposition 19 is the official opposition group.

Proponents of Proposition 19 argue that it would help with California's budget shortfall, cut off funding to violent drug cartels, and redirect law enforcement resources to more dangerous crime, while opponents claim that its gaps and flaws will have serious unintended consequences on public safety, workplaces, and federal funding. As of October 2010, even if the proposition is passed, the sale of marijuana will remain illegal under federal law via the Controlled Substances Act.


Here's a recent The Young Turks episode where they discuss the proposition.



An older video clip talking about the losses that Mom&Pop growers 
may suffer due to the "Walmartization" of Weed.


Stay tuned for more information concerning Proposition 19 and the decriminalization of marijuana in the upcoming days.

42 comments:

  1. Where do I sign to approve Proposition 19? :)

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  2. and obama tries to interfere with the inevitable again

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  3. Cool second video! The Milfweed!

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  4. Can you imagine snacks, weed and stoner movies in the same isle?

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  5. Thank you, California, for being the trendsetter when it comes to pot laws. Now, hopefully the rest of the states follow suit

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  6. man you guys are lucky to be setting up this wonderful movement. Itll be years before I ever begin to see something like that starting in the Bible Belt. Good luck, get everyone to vote.

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  7. That is one step towards a better country

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  8. I don't smoke. But I still support it.

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  9. I think the prudes needs to finally come to grips with the fact that the current prohibitive efforts are no good. And soon enough, the federal gov't will wake up to that reality as well. Cali has an opportunity now to be a great changemaker for this country. Yes on 19!

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  10. you can't legislate human behavior. People are gonna alter their conciousness, regardless of whether Uncle Tom, or Uncle Sam approves.

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  11. great things this blog will achieve

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  12. I'm excited for all you Californians, lets hope stuff gets through

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  13. im gettin all giddy just thinking about it :D

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  14. Legal weed means market competition (which there isn't nearly as much in a black market) which also means lower prices for better weed, and more professional growing.

    See it as Amsterdam quality vs. Bronx quality
    legal weed is better, cheaper, less dangerous than alcool, and would help the state.

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  15. Everytime Obama says anything, I just sigh. I didn't expect anything from him, or any president of late, but he's gone beyond doing nothing and straight to doing everything wrong.

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  16. that looks like some Obama Drama

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  17. Californian here...I'm voting yes...I believe the people should have a right to smoke what they want.

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  18. Id vote yes and I dont even smoke

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  19. Well, if drug dealers buy it in CA instead of from the existing black market drug cartels, that would reduce the drug cartels' funding.

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  20. I love marijuana, too bad I can't smoke again till MARCH!

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  21. I don't smoke weed, but I have no idea why it's such a big deal to some people to punish people who do.

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  22. They should just go ahead and legalize it and make a but load off of taxes from it. We wouldn't be a broke nation anymore and everyone would be chill.

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  23. typical that people like that would go against an actual good idea for once!

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  24. so true... it's the "come on already" law... it's stupid and everyone knows it!

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  25. I still find it funny that taco bell supports prop 19.

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  26. Go prop 19! Haha taco bell supports them, thats great.

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  27. I think they will legalize it

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  28. if it doesnt pass, there will be rioting in the california streets

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  29. i hope cali passes it,it would make other states change as well

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  30. perfect. i like ur new setup to btw

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