California voters should reject legalizing marijuana. DRUGS PART 1

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    Proposition 19 would make California the first state to fully legalize marijuana.
    Supporters sound persuasive with talk about weakening Mexican drug cartels and helping state revenues with taxes on pot. But their arguments don't hold up.

    By the Monitor's Editorial Board / October 14, 2010
    California voters are considering a ballot measure that would make their state the first jurisdiction in the nation – and the world – to fully legalize marijuana.

    This is not a “first” that voters should support.
    Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana for recreational use for people ages 21 and older. It would also allow local governments to tax and regulate commercial production and distribution – not just retail sale, as in the Netherlands.

    Proponents argue that treating pot like alcohol and tobacco will increase revenues for the cash-strapped state and decrease violence and the profits of the Mexican drug cartels. All along, supporters of legalization have maintained that pot is harmless.

    Whether Californians are buying this sales pitch is unclear. A September Field poll finds that 49 percent of likely voters say they’re inclined to support Proposition 19 and legalization, while 42 percent are inclined to oppose it. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Oct. 5 shows the opposite: 53 percent of voters are against it.

    Evidence, reason, and values should dissuade people from the legalization pipe dream. Here’s a look at why the arguments of the well-funded “pro” side don’t hold up:

    Read the full article here:

    California voters should reject legalizing marijuana - CSMonitor.com

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    Those Latin Americans who wish to poison US children with illegal drugs are just waiting for legalization to make smoking pot seem as harmless as eating Twinkies.

    Fortunately, most REAL Americans have known of the hatred Latin Americans have for the US and ignore the propaganda that is cooked up in Mexico by the agents of LA RAZA.

    DTM!
     
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    What a silly man you are.

    Oh I know that as a person of a somewhat liberal persuasion I'm supposed to hate you racists and fear you, too.

    But somehow I just cannot bring myself to fear people whose POV is so childish.
     
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    yeah this clown give GED's a bad name.
    Cali support for is over 50%
     
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    The OP posted some links--care to try to refute the claims made in them or do you just prefer to go with the ad homonims ?
     
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    Hopefully, the rest of the country will follow suit
     
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    Yep, the illegal pot growers and the people the sell alcohol are very much against legal pot. Imagine something that you can grow that easily in the backyard. There goes a bunch of profit.
     
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    thanks freedom lover:clap2:
     
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    The Fed gov has no Constitutional right to tell people what they can and can not put into themselves.

    It's when they use of drugs affects others is when there will be problems.

    As long as I am not forced to pony up any money to help addicts be addicts or help them get clean, I am all for legalizing all drugs.

    Stopping at MJ and saying that will stop the drug wars is nieve at best.
     
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    your asked to pony up exponentially more to jail stoners.
     

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