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Old 03-25-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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That'll be on the November Ballot.


I think its a good idea, but, I don't live in CA so I can't vote. I live in WI where at any given time, half the population is passed out.
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'm in favor of legalizing it, even though I don't partake of it. People do it anyway, so it makes sense to legalize it, tax it, and get the state out of the mess we're in. They did it with alcohol way back when ... and more people are killed in drunk driving accidents than marijuana accidents. At least, I've never seen an accident where the one who caused the accident was solely under the influence of pot - and nothing else. However, there have to be safeguards, such as no sales to persons under 21, no driving while high, etc.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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You will have to be 21 to buy it. And I believe you can only buy an ounce at a time. You'll also be allowed to have a small garden and grow it. Amazing that there's such a fuss over it, and not so much alcohol. My state is well known for its drinking habits, and people seem to wear it as a badge of honor -- despite all the havoc it creates.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:53 PM
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I wonder who will vote against it besides cops trying to keep their arrest quotas up.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I wonder who will vote against it besides cops trying to keep their arrest quotas up.
It's my sense that it's rather far down on their list of priorities so i'm not sure you're correct.
Who will vote against it? People with fear / ignorance / attitude.
California is not without that kind.
Think Prop. 8
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Who will vote against it? People with fear / ignorance / attitude.
California is not without that kind.
Think Prop. 8
Prop 8 was a little different in that a lot of people opposed it on religious grounds. I don't believe the bible says anything about cannibis. I have a feeling this will be approved by the public.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I am all for it too and I don't do pot, alcohol or tobacco. It is estimated that 35 billion dollars worth of pot is grown every year in CA alone. Despite all the efforts, it still is the number one cash crop in CA. It is better to legalize it and regulate it.

But yes, I didn't expect prop 8 to pass in CA and so am a bit sceptical of this passing too. I hope it does. It is time to move on from this. It may mean a few less aeroplanes, fat pension jobs and keeping seized assets for the DEA-but time to move on.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Prop 8 was a little different in that a lot of people opposed it on religious grounds. I don't believe the bible says anything about cannibis. I have a feeling this will be approved by the public.
Well yes but it is the religious who are often (not all and i'm not bashing the religious) the ones most influenced / plagued by the aforementioned fear, ignorance and attitude and who tend to be resistant to anything that threatens a rather rigid / conventional way of bBeing.
Those who voted against prop 8 will, i imagine, tend to vote against the legalization of marijuana and there will be plenty of non-religious who will oppose it as well.
But i hope you're right ... that the majority will approve.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What happens if it is legalized and you have to take a drug test for your new job?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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Only in CA can you qualify a ballot initiative to legalize smoking pot the same week the legislature takes up a bill to ban smoking tobacco outdoors at beaches and parks.
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