Thursday, November 4, 2010

Oh Well...

Prop 19. didn't pass.  However, it definitely did advance the debate about legalizing marijuana.  It used to be considered silly, juvenile, and beyond the pale of reasonable debate to support drug legalization.  The prop 19. campaign has dramatically changed that.  It is really nice to no longer be considered crazy or be laughed at for supporting drug legalization. 

Oh, and I get to keep my smug sense of superiority that my political philosophy is so far ahead of the rest of America. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

A little motivational music...

Will marijuana be legalized right here, right now, or will it have to wait a little while longer?  We'll find out tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Noooooo!!!!!

Whoah, sorry about that. I was just having a regulatory nightmare. I dreampt that I was living in a world where each city has its own set of rules on many minor issues (when/where alcohol may be sold, city speed limts, leash laws, etc.). It was awful, just awful.
And, these drug-crazed fiends who are trying to pass Proposition 19, they are trying to create just that type of regulatory nightmare for marijuana laws. If it passes, one city might prohibit the sale of marijuana, while the next city over permits marijuana sales!!! Can you imagine the anarchy, the chaos, the utter devastation that would result from such a law?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Encouraging News on Prop 19

Although the recent polls haven't been too positive, George Soros just donated $1,000,000 to support the Proposition 19 campaign.

 http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/10/26/1892356/george-soros-opens-wallet-to-boost.html

That should definitely give a big boost.  Whether or not it passes in November, it is becoming clear that marijuana prohibition's days are coming to an end. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Californians: You have 5 days left to register to vote

If you are reading this blog, you are probably in favor of marijuana legalization.  And on November 2nd, you have the historic opportunity to actually make that happen.  By voting for Proposition 19, you are casting a direct vote to legalize marijuana, bypassing the politicians who have refused to do the sensible thing for far too long now. 
But first things first:  Register to vote by October 18th. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Could Prop 19 passage be the next "Fall of the Berlin Wall"?

If Proposition 19 passes in California on November 2nd, could it be the turning point that sets off a cascade of other changes which will finally bring drug prohibition to an end? 

Here are a couple reasons why I think the drug war may be nearing collapse:

1.) From the polls, It appears that general public sentiment is moving fairly quickly in the pro-marijuana legalization  direction.  This is in spite of most official media outlets and major politicians coming out against it. 

2.)  As mentioned above, the editorial boards of all the major newspapers in California have come out against it.  But the overwhelming majority of the online comments on every news article related to prop 19 are very much in favor of ending marijuana prohibition.  And the commenters have done a thorough job of picking apart the b.s. arguments that the editorial boards make in opposition to prop. 19. 

3.)  As of today, the "Public Safety First" Campaign (official campaign of the No on Prop. 19 group) has 966 facebook fans.  The "Yes on 19" Campaign has 186,449 fans on facebook.  It is clearly becoming very un-cool to support marijuana prohibition.