16 July 2010

California's Proposition 19

The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 includes the following provisions:
More details at Wikipedia, along with an outline of the fiscal impact: "The California legislature has estimated that taxing the previously untaxed domestically grown $14 billion marijuana market would produce $1.4 billion a year."

Image:  1972 poster.


  1. Yes, yes, and yes. Let consenting adults do what they want with their own bodies.

  2. Logic tells me yes. Sheer gut reaction and family history (my oldest and her husbands) tell me no. Marijuana use caused more serious problems than I care to ennumerate.

  3. Look at Portugal: http://bit.ly/Eo6bH
    and the Netherlands and you see it can work. Educating what drugs can do to you and helping the people who are addicted is so much better than just putting all drug users in jail. The "war on drugs" is a war you cannot win. And what John said

  4. @Barbwire the same could be said for alcohol, coffee, and McDonalds. Thank god this is finally coming to pass. Just think of how much money can and will be generated and saved. This is an idea whose time has come.

  5. Please no.
    We've got enough stoned people in this state.

    1.4 billion, what a crock, and if we tax lotto, we can have all the money the schools will ever need.

    I would only vote yes if the law could be proven to reduce the number of pot smokers.

  6. Although I support the law's passing, it should be noted that RAND researchers foresee consumption rising and the cost per ounce falling by 80%, severely decreasing the revenue that would go to the state.


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