Should Californians Approve Prop. 19? Yes
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Should Californians Approve Prop. 19? Yes
Posted by CN Staff on September 19, 2010 at 06:31:20 PT
By Tony Newman & Stephen Gutwillig
Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento, CA -- Californians have a chance to make history in November when they vote on Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana for adults over 21. Polls collectively show voters split but leaning toward this momentous stand against failed marijuana prohibition. Seven weeks from Election Day, it's clear how much Proposition 19 has already accomplished for the drug policy reform movement. Conventional wisdom about changing marijuana laws previously called for waiting until at least 2012. It was assumed waiting would allow the reform movement time to build more support for the issue and to rely on the larger, younger electorate that inevitably accompanies a presidential election.
Sensing the time was right this year, Oakland-based medical marijuana entrepreneur Richard Lee ignored that conventional wisdom. He brought together a top notch team to carefully draft an initiative, put up his own money to collect signatures, built an impressive campaign and took Proposition 19 to the people. Today, Lee already appears remarkably prescient. Proposition 19 is arguably the highest profile voter initiative in the nation and has unleashed a torrent of global interest. The initiative has generated thousands of international stories, explicitly discussing this alternative to our disastrous policies. In particular Proposition 19 has radically accelerated the public's understanding of the relative harms of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol, validating the widespread suspicion that a fundamental hypocrisy lies at the heart of the outright ban on marijuana  as evidenced by the endorsement of former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders.  Snipped   Complete Article: Sacramento Bee (CA)Author: Tony Newman and Stephen Gutwillig, Special To The Bee Published: September 19, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Sacramento BeeContact: opinion sacbee.comWebsite: -- Cannabis Archives
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Comment #4 posted by RevRayGreen on September 19, 2010 at 17:16:39 PT
Rev Reefer Terry Mitchell brings his walking stick
to Green Central Station show #5(play video on page) SOUND DOWN thru ad(clean audio after .20 seconds)Once again thanks Reefer Terry Mitchell was our in studio-guest along with NORML/515 corresponent Lord Mota reporting out to GCS from Portland Oregon, attending both the 39th annual NORML conference and Hempstalk event. Lord Mota even met show#3 tele-guest 'the Black Tuna' Robert Platshorn and ex-New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson who spoke of GCS host Saint Michael at the NORML conference.(video on main GCS page)Come to Green Central Station
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Comment #3 posted by Brandon Perera on September 19, 2010 at 13:38:53 PT:
Hemp and Marijuana legalization
Too much segragation these days. No teamwork
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Comment #2 posted by DrDunkleosteus on September 19, 2010 at 09:04:08 PT:
GLOBAL right!Rock on!
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on September 19, 2010 at 06:51:04 PT
19 is NOW
...arguably the highest profile voter initiative in the nation and has unleashed a torrent of global interest...GLOBALIt's time to ROCK N ROLL
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