“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”
The picture above is basically how all Stoners feel after hearing the news that Prop 19 did not pass, well at least that is how I feel. The final results in the polls revealed 53.8% against and 46.2% for the proposition and it leads us to ask ourselves… Where did we go wrong? Was it not enough campaigning? Was it lack of presence of voters? No. It was older people:
Yes, older people (specifically 30+) seem to have ruined Prop 19 for all of us who can clearly see the perils of the drug war and prohibition. It seems that the propaganda carried against cannabis has ingrained itself into the minds of older voters so much that it has led them (as the polls show) to aggressively Vote No against Prop 19 in all brackets outside of 18-24. Instead of getting upset, we should look back on the effort made and rejoice as legalization is undoubtedly a topic that is resonating in everyone’s minds, whether they voted yes or no. That is politics though, the older/elite voters can sway anything in the direction that they want… well until 2012.