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California Action Alert: Schwarzenegger Must Decide Marijuana Infraction Measure Next Week!

  • by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director September 23, 2010

    Outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has until Thursday, September 30, to decide the fate of Senate Bill 1449which would reduce adult marijuana possession charges from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil infraction. That gives reformers one final week to lobby for this sensible reform. If you have not yet contacted the Governor in support of this historic legislation, please do so today.

    Senate Bill 1449 amends the California Health and Safety Code so that the adult possession of up to 28.5 grams of marijuana is classified as an infraction, punishable by no more than a $100 fine — no court appearance, no court costs, and no criminal record.

    Passage of bill would save the state millions of dollars in court costs by keeping minor marijuana offenders out of court. The number of misdemeanor pot prosecutions has surged in recent years, reaching 61,388 in 2008. Adults who consume marijuana responsibly are not part of the crime problem, and the state should stop treating them like criminals.

    Governor Schwarzenegger, a Republican, has vetoed several different marijuana law reform bills in the past. Therefore, if you live in California, it is vital that you please e-mail or call Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office and urge him to sign SB 1449 into law. For your convenience, a pre-written letter will be e-mailed to the Governor when you visit NORML’s ‘Take Action’ Center here.

    40 responses to “California Action Alert: Schwarzenegger Must Decide Marijuana Infraction Measure Next Week!”

    1. Mark says:

      He’s not going to sign it because it looks ike the voters are going to say yes to prop 19 anyway, so why get involved?

    2. mark says:

      Do IT Aronld!!! Sign IT!! What if he was arrested, years ago? His political career would have never happened. Sort of like most of us. If we get arrested, our career’s won’t happen.

    3. freedom says:

      We need the last action hero. Get to the choppa…sign it quickly.

    4. Oh ye of little faith . I already told you in advance that he will not sign it .

      http://www.arnoldwatch.org/special_interests/index.html

      I also told you in advance or from day one that D.A.T. & recently i told you Corporations were the force behind prohibition but ye still choose not to believeth me .Does thou art needeth to see things in writing before tho hast believeth me ?

      http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/marijuana/beer-lobby-gives-10000-to-no-o/

      I also told you that we are fighting Satan & many of ye laugh & not believeth me . Those that are responsible for ( murders ) genocide , lies & deception surely have taken the Front seat with the mighty Satan himself and Satan the Devil
      is ; Spirit that dwells over the Earth .

      ” I know him ( God ) and does not keep his commandments is a liar & the truth is not in him ”
      1 John 2:4

      Marijuana a plant that will save the World & is a gift of God because God loves us …. ” then God saw everything that he made and indeed it was very good ”
      Genesis 1;26-31

      Regarding the prohibitionists ;

      ” For the hearts of this people have grown dull . Their ears are hard of hearing and their eyes have closed “.
      Matthew 13;15

      ” Then i saw an angel coming down from heaven , having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand . He laid hold of the dragon , that serpent of old , who is the Devil and Satan and bound him for a thousand years ; and he cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal on him so that he should decieve the Nations no more ” .
      Revelation 20; 1-3

    5. Thou maketh a mistake The last paragraph is right but , Revelation 20; 1-3 is wrong .
      I ask thou forgiveness for putting in the wrong chapter just as God would forgiveth you .( i tooketh that chapter ( Revelation 20 ; 1-3 )from a Christian magazine who made the original mistake )

    6. shawn kearney says:

      he’s not going to sign it! it’s a political move on a controversial issue.

    7. The Good News Magazine Sept. – Oct. 2010 putteth in some of the wrong Chapters & slightly altered some words . My words endeth after ” Spirit that dwells over the Earth ” . Most all else was taken from this Magazine , but you get the point don’t you ?

      For THE TRUTH DOCTOR does not speaketh of lies .

    8. ck30 says:

      That’s good to hear ,i haven’t heard the percentage on who is for it lately,thanks Mark for the info

    9. Anonymous says:

      vote Prop 19!!!

    10. hoss says:

      He won’t sign. He’ll let it just quietly pass without any affirmative endorsement from himself. Less political ramifications that way.

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