Saturday, October 16, 2010

ΔTTENTION: Prop 19

By: Tuna

November 2nd is coming up! Remember to vote! Here's a summary of Proposition 19, I hope this helps you choose.



LEGALIZES MARIJUANA UNDER CA LAW. LOCAL GOVERNMENTS REGULATE AND TAX COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, AND SALE.

SUMMARY: 

A person 21+ may have, grow and transport personal marijuana. There is potential fee revenues in hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

YES means: Individuals 21 and older could possess and cultivate marijuana for personal use.

NO means: Shit stays the same.

ARGUMENTS:

PRO: Stop wasting tax payers money. MJ only available to adults. Weaken drug cartels. The fight to stop the consumption of marijuana is beyond futile. C'mon, there are real crimes to fight.

CON: Endanger public safety, jeopardizes jobs and federal contracts. Mothers Against Drunk Driving opposes this proposition.
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2 comments:

  1. I love how you included pros & cons! I'm down for the ganj

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  2. This is a very simplified version of what this Proposition will do. But once this Proposition is passed, it would be very difficult to regulate. The logistics have not been well thought out.

    From an economic standpoint, it can't be regulated and taxed. There is no way to collect all the tax money and revenue that we think we can. It may/may not increase productivity, since who would be harvesting these? It seems that the lazy Americans that sit at home and watch TV could harvest tomatoes and other crops, but they choose not to. What will change with this? The illegal immigrants would be hired to do these jobs, since they would be the least costly to hire. Will it really increase productivity? Would GDP really increase? I highly doubt it.

    Plus, we do not know the long-term effect of marijuana on the human body that smoke it, nor the effects of the 2nd hand smoker. Does it make people lazier? Does it make people more productive? It hasn't been answered.

    Until logistics of this has been all planned out and the health effects have been answered it should not be legalized.

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