Tuesday, November 2, 2010

«California, Don't Disappoint!»

I can't stress this enough.
YES on Prop 19 Control & Tax Cannabis Vote November 2nd 2010

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I don't smoke marijuana, I never have even tried it. I don't live in California so I don't have a vote on the matter. If the days of prohibition back in the 1920s taught us anything, it's that outlawing something creates a black market.

Not to mention the tax income and savings for the state...
A Cost/Benefit Analysis
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For me it's a matter of personal freedom. I make the decision to not smoke it. I think it stinks and is unpleasant to be around, and it makes people act stupid. But so does alcohol. That doesn't mean that just because I personally don't like it no one should be using it. Legalizing pot isn't going to make it okay for people to drive or work under the influence any more than it is for alcohol.

It will actually make it tougher for underage kids to get pot if it is legalized. The current dealers are already breaking the law, so they don't care about the age of their customers. Whereas if it is legalized, ID will be required. Most people would rather take the legal approach if convenient. Illegal dealers won't have nearly the customer base, and not much incentive to continue illegally.

It will still get in the hands of kids, there is no way to stop that. However, I'm willing to bet that it would put a nice dent in their frequency of use.

Please please please... Those of you who can, vote Yes to legalize marijuana. It's no more dangerous or damaging than tobacco or alcohol. Being outlawed causes more problems than it solves.


  1. I completely agree with you that it should be legalized for many reasons, although I also dont smoke it and never will. The thing I think should be corrected is the fact that marijuana is actually much less dangerous and damaging than tobacco and alcohol. Yes its dangerous because some people will do stupid stuff, and yes its damaging because the smoke will still taint your lungs. I know this, but its the fact that its very much less so. Most people that smoke weed just chill on the couch or whatever, and I only know a very few people who smoke the actual bad stuff (like purple haze, and all that other altered weed with the crystals and added drugs in the marijuana). If I still lived in California I would most definitely vote yes for Prop 19

    - Six Legions

  2. I dunno, California's dissapointed you before...

  3. On balance I also think legalisation is probably the way to go. I doubt that it will happen though.

  4. Lost by 7%. This surprised me, I was sure it would pass. Oh well, lets see how it goes next time. They cant keep this going forever. It will pass eventually.

    - Six Legions

  5. @ Six Legions: Yeah, it doesn't surprise me. I had high hopes, but the pessimist in me never expects things to go how I want.


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