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Old 12-14-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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Proponents Say They Have Signatures to Put Pot Legalization to a Vote in Calif. - WSJ.com



Interesting. Supposedly it has a decent chance of passing
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:42 PM
 
Location: OB
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Awesome. Stop wasting tax payer money on pot heads.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Marijuana is a given in California. There is no way that it will be restricted. Instead full legalizing of marijuana will occur. California was the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana in 1996. Now California will legalize it. Personally I think there are too many weed dispensaries in Los Angeles. My parents smoke marijuana & so do most of my relatives. It is no big deal.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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If the polls are correct, it will pass.

California: Where same-sex marriage is not condoned, but getting high is.

Just a fact. Use it as you wish.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:56 PM
 
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If the polls are correct, it will pass.

California: Where same-sex marriage is not condoned, but getting high is.

Just a fact. Use it as you wish.
People outside California do not understand that in California, there is a Domestic Partnership Law - at the state level, gay couples get the same benefits as hetros do and you escape the marriage tax; at the state level, gay couples are treated the same, no employer cares, no one cares - just saying. But let's not turn this thread into that debate...
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:05 AM
 
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isnt marijuana still illegal on a federal level? I know Obama said they werent going to prosecute individuals for its use, but this doesnt make it legal, just tolerated..
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isnt marijuana still illegal on a federal level? I know Obama said they werent going to prosecute individuals for its use, but this doesnt make it legal, just tolerated..
True. That's part of what makes this so interesting. I can see marijuana use becoming "legal" in California, only to have the party crashed by the feds when the next Republican President takes office - assuming that the next Republican President will prosecute individuals for marijuana use, and the federal laws haven't been abolished by then.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:12 AM
 
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isnt marijuana still illegal on a federal level? I know Obama said they werent going to prosecute individuals for its use, but this doesnt make it legal, just tolerated..
I'm a statist and if the people of California have a referendum and it passes, the feds need to just back off.

Obama said he would stop federal prosecution of marijuana crimes and move it back to state jurisdiction.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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Obama said he would stop federal prosecution of marijuana crimes and move it back to state jurisdiction.
Do you think Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney would do the same as President? I don't.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:26 AM
 
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I'm a statist and if the people of California have a referendum and it passes, the feds need to just back off.

Obama said he would stop federal prosecution of marijuana crimes and move it back to state jurisdiction.
Obama cant stop federal prosecutions, he can only pardon those convicted and appoint those lenient for prosecution of the crime. The final decision to prosecute or not to prosecute though are those who's job it is to decide. To be accurate, it was the US Justice Department who said they would ease prosecution for "medical marijuana" use ONLY, this doesnt mean they will allow all marijauana use, or that they wont prosecute some medical uses. I'm glad to see he wants to move it back to state jurisdiction, but if laws arent written and passed, then legally nothing has changed.
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Do you think Sarah Palin or Mitt Romney would do the same as President? I don't.
Palin wasnt running for President..
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