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Prop 19: Support Legalizing Marijuana In California

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director June 30, 2010

    If you haven’t heard, California’s Control & Tax Cannabis campaign just got assigned the proposition number 19.

    That’s why, today, we’re asking all NORML members and supporters to step up and chip in $19 to the Yes on 19 campaign. Help California become the first state to legalize marijuana today!

    In the last few days the NAACP of California and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (R) have endorsed the Yes on 19 Campaign.

    Celebrate the Fourth of July’s independence and patriotism early by donating $19 to the Control & Tax Cannabis Campaign!!

    68 Responses to “Prop 19: Support Legalizing Marijuana In California”

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    2. Don Reitmeyer says:

      #43…you can’t fix Stupid, even with marijuana. The Admin. showed you to be the mindless Idiot you are, in One sentence. This is the type of Person we have to deal with in Pennsylvania. They Just make excuses to keep wasting taxpayer money and denying Factual information that it has medical benefits, despite the Institute of Medicine saying that it in fact does. Pain receptors in the brain act with Marijuana to reduce pain and help with myriad ailments. They lied to Outlaw marijuana and they keep lying to keep it illegal. The AMA, (the experts) we’re supposed to listen to, want it classified as Schedule II and never wanted it outlawed. Most of the people who reject marijuana legalization have never used it, so their opinion is based upon the fabricated (propaganda) reasons to “Just say No”. It was legal when Ronald Reagan was a child. Isn’t that Ironic? CA, a grateful Nation awaits your “Yes” vote. You have the support of Tens of Millions and you will be Hero’s if you can get the law passed;and the rest of the Nations foot in the Door of Idiot Lawmakers who take money from Big Pharma.

    3. Rick G says:

      Interesting reading, I will donate today. Unfortunately I live in a state that thinks marijuana is a sin and therefore people who smoke it should be locked up(so they can be properly trained in real criminal activities). I do have a question? Is there
      any organized opposition the prop 19? That will be the key to passage. If a group comes in with lots of money for TV scare ads it will probably be defeated… In my poor conservative bible belt state that is usually what happens to our props. The group with the most money for TV usually wins regardless of the merits of the prop.
      Good Luck

    4. Don Reitmeyer says:

      “We’re on a Mission from God” We Don’t need no stinking Badges. This time too many people are in it. If California goes, so goes the Nation. Plus we have truth and Facts on our side. What are they gonna run? An AD that says, “Just Say No”, nobody believes their bullshit anymore. Everyone knows its lies. its like the one that “pulling your Thingy makes you go blind”, it works for a while and then you know you can still see, some people see better. Don’t sweat it. The Fed will be too busy to worry about us “hippies” if Prop 19 passes.

    5. Robert Todd says:

      Annual deaths, USA
      Tobacco Over 400,000
      Alcohol Over 110,000
      Rx drugs side effects Over 32,000
      Marijuana 0

    6. sprout says:

      lower taxes legalize marijuana
      by Sprout (not verified), August 14, 2010, 12:56pm
      Soon after marijuana is legalized, Thousands of dollars will be saved as there will be no need to arrest someone with it, provide that person with a public defender, feed that person sandwiches in jail.

      Maybe than we can go one day without hearing about the states budget troubles, and for goodness sake lay off some of these dead weight cops and state workers.

      Marijuana will always be treated like alcohol in the work place, some employers will terminate you if your intoxicated and others will smoke with you, it depends on your line of work.

      Marijuana smokers were alienated in the 1960s and they were treated like idiots, that is one of the reasons it got smoked behind closed doors and privately people were afraid to be thought of as a pot head druggie and that will happen again in the future and it will cause a great decrease in the daytime use of pot, just hide and watch.

      Everyone needs to stop thinking that the laws in this country control drugs etc, most people in this country are competent and able to decide what is best for themselves and for their lives, look at smoking cigarettes everyone did it in the 1950s it was cool but now that people know its deadly it has a much smaller group of users, and its legal! it just faded away and its not cool anymore.

      Pot is for a select group of people and for the most part they seem perfectly normal while intoxicated, its the people that normally dont use it that have adverse affects and than think is bad for everyone, like other legal drugs some work well for some people but not everyone, for instance some people are allergic to penicillin and it could kill them dose that mean it should be made illegal, hell no it helps millions of people.

      I am very upset at people that categorize pot with other drugs like Heroin, Meth, etc MARIJUANA WILL GROW AND REQUIRE NO PROCESSING OF ANY KIND JUST PLANT IT WATER IT AND USE IT FOR YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS ITS NATURAL AND ITS ALMOST FREE.

      Well thats my opinion

    7. Jeremy J says:

      Its about time that we realize that weed is a plant that grows in the ground if it wasnt wanted it wouldnt be around. Think of all the things that grow naturally and the great effects they have on the body everything that grows is usually good for you. It has a purpose for medicinal or just for the pure relaxzation to free your mind. Never heard of a group of people killing cause they smoked a joint,or someone overdosing on pot or for that matter even getting into a car to run a light and kill someone(like alcohol). The government has to stop putting people in jail for this nonsense it doesnt kill it helps. There are people that rely souly on selling pot whole communitys that the profiters spend there money on government taxed items that eventually help the economy. Its a win win situation. Legalize the shit already it will help. everyone.

    8. Don Pennsyltucky says:

      I have asked a relative in Folsom,CA about this topic and she seems indifferent. Here in PA the House and Senate have introduced Legislation, the House has had 2 Hearings. The second time Doctors and Law Enforcement testified. Despite nearly 80% approval for Medical use, the PA Senate refuses to take the time to hold Hearings. This is a States’ Rights Issue and you’d think that the “Limited Govt” tea baggers would support it, but they just stuff cotton in their ears and repeat Propaganda. I hope CA realizes this would eliminate most of the Black market and make it more difficult for youth to obtain it. The Tax revenue would help Every State, but Lawmakers are afraid to appear Soft on “Drugs”. Marijuana is Safer, so why do we drive people to drink? Vote Yes and you’ll see less crime and violence associated with booze as people would be allowed to use Marijuana without the fear of life and career ruin.

    9. you and your affiliates are all for YES on prop 19. but dont you care about the citizens that will suffer from the proposition? i am an ill 18 year old medical marijuana patient who has been to many dispensaries and cannabis events, like the peace expo at golden gate park a couple weeks back. i was going pay money for two golden tickets to participate in today and tomorrows cannabis and hemp expo. but prop 19 discriminates against the 18-20 age demographic. it makes it so current California medical marijuana patients 18-20 unable to purchase the medicine they need. what about me? do you not care that what your supporting makes it so that Californians 21 + can use marijuana for recreation but Californians 18 – 20 can not use it for medicine. if your organization is FOR informing the public then i demand you inform them of this information too. if your going to educate, you cant pick and choose. i trust that YOU will be the voice of my age demographic and state your opinions on the matter. if you think that we are a small loss for a big cause, YOUR wrong. its wrong to deny an ill patient of their medicine, and thats exactly what prop 19 suggest. please message me back or email me @ staymedicated215@aol.com

      [Paul Armentano responds: Your information is incorrect. Prop. 19 does not amend or undermine the medical protections of 215/SB 420. Prop. 19 is specific to non-medical patients. As you are a patient, your legal protections under 215/420 will continue unabated after Prop. 19. Please get your facts straight before posting.]

    10. gstan055 says:

      Im going to cali! Uh, uh. Im moving to cali! Uh, uh. Ya, it is about time a state legalizes this natural, harmless plant. If only the feds would legalize and tax, we would all be in a better mood. FIRE IT UP!

    11. elizabeth says:

      I think that the legalization of pot, might be a bad thing. thay are allready out of control with the narcotic prescriptions. if you need something to help you get better, the health care boosts the price. but if your leg hurts, they give you 2 years of vicaden. i also think they are doing that to keep us sheepeople at bbbaaaaaaayyyy. so the legalisation of pot may be more smoke and mirrors, to pass our freedoms away. i have allways been for the legalisation of pot!!! but now i’m more worried about my freedom!!!!! By the way I found a website that give you prizes for your opinions and 4 play games here is the topic about legalize pot:
      http://opinion.ezwingame.com/topics/should-california-vote-in-favor-of-legalizing-weed

    12. dick says:

      EVERYONE NEEDS TO QUIT CALLING MARIJUANA A DRUG IT ISNT A MAN MADE PRODUCT LIKE COKE, CRACK, PCP, LSD, PILLS, HEROIN, SPANK, SPEED, AND YES MAN MADE ALCOHOL. EVERYONE NEEDS TO REMEMBER THAT MARIJUANA IS A HERB AND HERB ONLY SO STOP USING THE WORD DRUG ITS SO WRONG OUTTA OF CONTENTS IT NOT FUNNY POT DOESN’T KILL PPL ALCOHOL KILLS PEOPLE PILLS KILL PPL HEROIN KILLS PPL PCP COKE CRACK YOU ALL AND OVERDOES ON AND CAN KILL YOU I RATHER HAVE MY KIDS SMOKE POT BEFORE DRINKING ANY DAY CUZ ALL THOSE MAN MADE STUFF WILL KILL THEM FASTER THEN POT EVER WILL AND TO SAY POT KILL BRAIN CELL IS PROPAGANDA THE SAME LAME THING THEY BEEN SAYING FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YOU KNOW WHY IT A FIGHT AGAINST THE HERB SO THEY CAN USE OUR TAXES DOLLAR TO FIGHT FOR THE CART AIL AND DRUG DEALER TO KEEP ON WHEELING IN BIG PROFITS OFF THE HERB AND IT TIME TO PUT IT ALL TO REST AND LET THE GOVERNMENT TAKE IT OUTTA OF THE DEALER HANDS IT TIME TO STAND UP TO GOVERMENT AND PUT ALL OF THE LYING TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST TO REST ITS EVERYWHERE TODAY I CAN FINE SOME IN 5 MIN THAT HOW RAPID IT IS I LIVE IN A STATE THAT DOESNT EVEN ALOWWO IT FOR MEDICAL USE SO REMEMBER IT NOT A DRUG IT IS A HERB GET RIGHT PEOPLE ITS SO LAME TO CALL IT A DRUG WERE MAN MADE DRUGS ARE WAY MORE HARM FOR YOU EVEN A BOTTLE OF ASPIRIN CAN KILL YOU THESE DAY AND IT IS MAN MADE WEED IS A HERB ISNT MAN MADE SO THAT FACT IS TRUE QUIT CALLING IT A DRUG YOU PEOPLE WHO ARE AGAINST SHOULDN’T EVEN BE IN POLITICS YOU ALL NEED TO BE SHOT IN UR EFFORT TO MAKE IT FAIL DEATH TO YOU ALL WHO SAYS NO

    13. Don Pennsyltucky says:

      elizabeth, do you drink alcohol? I Bet You Do. I don’t. I don’t like it and never have.My Father was alcoholic. I used marijuana as one would use Booze, to relax, before I was injured and found it Did Help with pain.In School and College I used Marijuana and Graduated in the top of my class and made the Dean’s List, so it doesn’t make you dumb either. I Love to hear these lame arguments against a Plant that is incapable of overdose and helps people with Many different ailments and has for 10,000 Years. Our own Government has a Patent on a Marijuana Variety, so don’t embarrass yourself and make claims you can’t back up with facts. In the ’30′s Anslinger said it made you Bloodthirsty and Crazy. In the ’60′s they said it made you a Pacifist.??? Which is it Now?
      There are Thousands of reports done on Marijuana and the ONLY downside found is Smoke, which can be Overcome by using a Vaporizer that doesn’t burn the cannabis. Vote YES CA. The rest of US Depend on You to break the Glass. Did you see the guy light up on HBO’s Bill Maher last night??? That was Cool. Lenny Bruce, the comedian, got locked up for cursing, but I didn’t see Cops rush in to Bust him last night.

    14. da says:

      Jesus said the people cast outside Heaven are “those who practice sorcery.”[Rev.21:8]
      The original Greek word means, “The use of drugs and spell giving potions.”
      God’s Word says, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious…sorcery [this Greek word
      means "The use of drugs"]…I warn you that those who live like this will not
      inherit the kingdom of God.”[Gal.5:20,21]

    15. Don Pennsyltucky says:

      The Lancet, a British Medical Journal has recently reported that Alcohol is the Most Dangerous drug, surpassing Heroin and cocaine and other Drugs as being the most harmful to the user and to Society as a whole, based on the Health problems and Violence associated with Alcohol. Most who Oppose Marijuana drink Alcohol and then claim you won’t enter the Kingdom of God in Heaven if you use a Plant put here on Earth by the Creator? It is even mentioned in the Bible as being used in the anointing oil of Jesus. Grasping at Straws now using Fear, must be a Conservative Republican Jesus Freak? Marijuana has been used for 10,000 years with No Recorded Death associated with its use, EVER. Aspirin doesn’t have the same record, it kills people, but I don’t see calls for Aspirin to be removed from shelves and was FDA approved based on Anecdotal Evidence that it worked. Try that argument with Marijuana and they say MORE Studies and wasted time and Money are needed. Screw the Federal Government and let them use their LIES about marijuana. Make them try to use more Lies to stop the will of the majority, they look more Stupid every time they repeat Propaganda refuted by Science and divorced from reality. Vote YES CA.

    16. Don Pennsyltucky says:

      Jesus also probably said, “Idiots Doth Vex Me” da, like you have any clue about marijuana. More like DUH! Are You High??? Some of us use it as Medicine and need less Narcotic Pain pills which ARE Killing Us. Go preach your B.S. to another crowd. Ya Looney………..

    17. Don says:

      @64 – You freaks crack me up! Can anyone really be stupid enough to believe your comments? First, I don’t think your interpretation of the bible’s words are correct. Second, the bible is just a book. I has no more truth in it than any other work of fiction. If God was real, I’m sure the human race would be of little concern to so powerful a being. He surely wouldn’t care if we self medicated. Give me a break and get yourself a life – one based on reality!

    18. Don Pennsyltucky says:

      Those who oppose Prop 19 care little about Facts. How did the Bible even get into this Discussion?? God wouldn’t want people suffering, maybe that’s why he gave us the Marijuana Plant? Today we will see if People are Serious about Prop 19. I am confident that cooler heads will prevail and Marijuana is Legalized in CA.

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