Tagged: Prop 19

Drugs Are Bad

In the aftermath of last week’s voting, in which Californians roundly rejected Prop 19, the initiative to decriminalize marijuana, the┬áLos Angeles Times┬áhinted that maybe possibly it was time to have a frank discussion about our nation’s failed drug policy. The paper, which ran editorials denouncing Prop 19, endorsed a “no” vote, and ignored eloquent voices...

Unlikely Bedfellows

No one is surprised that among the groups opposing California’s Porposition 19, the Control, Regulate, and Tax Marijuana initiative on the November 2 ballot, are financially entrenched business organizations. The prison and law enforcement industry, which profits every time a marijuana user is branded a criminal; the beer industry, which worries that Californians will collectively...

Marijuana Lies: Rebuttal Central

California could change the course of American History in November. Proponents of legalizing marijuana use, possession, cultivation, and distribution have successfully placed on the ballot a referendum that would end nearly a century of ignorance and injustice. Currently, one must be “sick” to own and use marijuana. If the law passes, everyone will be entitled...