outgoing california government signs reduces marijuana possession to a small fine

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    Things are looking good for Prop 19. :thup:
     
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    I don't do metric.

    It is an Ounce!

    What are you smoking that you can't understand that!
     
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    This is essential decriminalization. It's basically the policy that existed in New York City throughout the 60s and 70s but was abandoned when Reagan and his dimwit wife escalated Nixon's War on Drugs. The problem today is marijuana prohibition is still in place and, unlike the situation in New York, the feds will be focusing intently on dealers and growers, which means the prices will remain just as high, the narcs will still be kicking doors down and the prisons will still be packed with pot offenders.

    But it is a step forward and that deserves some level of celebration.
     
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    We have two MMD's under investigation right now, in my city. They had their permits, and were only selling to people with their medical cards. This is all fine and dandy, but the federal government, needs to stop going after people too.
     
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    I wish the Feds would get out of the game altogether. Drug laws and enforcement should be left to each state.
     
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    Yep! They will bypass state laws, and still go after people. The new drug Czar, also needs to do what he did in Seattle, and what they are doing in California.
    I had a friend who got arrested for a bud, probably $5 worth. The state wasted money processing his case, and going to court over it. I wonder how much was actually spent over $5 worth of pot?
    Plus it should be someone's choice, what they put in their body. Of course there should be laws over driving while under the influence, but our government shouldn't tell us what drugs we can and cannot take.
     
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    I am either repping you too much, or I haven't repped enough in the last few days. :(
     
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    In 10 years at the most it will be completely decriminalized country wide and the people who enforced will be viewed as the prohibition jackasses are.
     
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    I truly hope you're right but I remain skeptical and I expect some drastic action on the part of the opposition. The anti-marijuana lobby is much too powerful and has too much at stake to allow legalization to occur without major resistance. So far they've been much too quiet.

    These bastards have something up their sleeve and are waiting for the right moment to spring it. I suspect it's a multi-million dollar ad campaign packed with intimidating Reefer Madness lies that they will hit the voters with beginning a week or so before the election.
     
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