Nov
03

Prop 19, Not a Failure

"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..."
saul crying

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:
old people giving the bird
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.
huge blunt kid

In 2012, there will be multiple states (California, Colorado to name a couple) which will be picking up the initiative to get cannabis legalized and frankly that is all we can look to now. It may seem like a long time, 2 years, but I say fuck it... who cares .... celebrate today as if Prop 19 just passed wherever you are. Grab a bowl, a bong, a blunt, or whatever you have access to and spark it up. Let's get started on our campaign for 2012... nobody can stop this high from coming.

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Nov
02

Prop 19 Day!

"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..."
tasty

Here it is folks, the day that we've all been counting down to. Today, our fellow Americans will be voting on Prop 19 which will be a big step to ending the prohibition of that green herb we all know and love, Cannabis. Let's all cross our fingers and hope that the proposition passes! To all Californians out there, go out and vote!
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Oct
29

Vicente Fox pro Prop 19

"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..."
vicente fox

Ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox is urging Californians to vote in the upcoming election for Proposition 19. "How great it would be for California to set this example? May God let it pass," Fox announced over the radio waves during a recent interview. Fox is critical of the current Mexican Administrations all out war on the Drug Cartels. "We have taken the least productive route, which is fighting violence with violence. Violence never resolves violence."

mexican drug cartel

Violence is certainly something that our neighbors down south are not short on. Recently in the town of Los Ramones, the police station was brutally attacked by Drug Cartel members. they reportedly "fired more than 1,000 bullets and flung six grenades..." The 14 police officers working at the station escaped unharmed, but all promptly quit their jobs after the attack, fearing for their lives. This was the second outright attack on Mexican police officers in one week. (Source)

los ramones

Elsewhere, massacres are happening all over the Mexico. In one Mexican Pacific Coast state, 15 young men were gunned down outside of a car wash. An attack on a birthday party in Ciudad Juarez left 14 dead. 13 patients at a drug rehab center in Tijuana were also gunned down. All Three massacres took place in less than a week in unrelated cases. Russ Belville of Opposing views sums up the situation nicely, "A NO vote on Prop 19 says you accept slaughtered Mexican teenagers as an unavoidable cost of Americans getting high." (Source )

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Oct
28

Really James Franco?

"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..."
james franco legalize

In a recent article, James Franco was asked whether or not he supported Proposition 19. His response was, "Sorry, I haven't studied Prop 19,"... "I'm going to disappoint all the 'Legalize It' people. It'd save a lot of paper I guess, I don't know." Really James Franco? I mean, when you play a role like the drug dealer in one of the biggest Stoner comedies of all time, then maybe you should brush up a little on your politics, especially when you have been featured on the cover of High Times magazine. As if that was not enough, James Franco lives in California. Double Whammy.

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Oct
26

Zimmer and Legalization

"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..."
George Zimmer, the guy from Men's Warehouse, has recently donated $50,000 dollars to the "Yes on 19" campaign. If you are not familiar with Mr. Zimmer, then check out this video for Men's Warehouse. I think he should change his whole spill to "You are going to like the way you look"... "with a blunt in your mouth".

His funding has been directly noted (check the text in the ad) in the most recent Proposition 19 Ad, which features former Chief of Police, Joseph McNamara. McNamara was shortly Chief of Police for Kansas City before he served in San Jose for 15 years where he undoubtedly saw the distress caused by prohibition. McNamara's 35 years of experience being in the police force turned him into an activist and got him the position currently as being part of Stanford University's Hoover Institution. In a recent article by McNamara he can be quoted saying:

"Like an increasing number of law enforcers, I have learned that most bad things about marijuana - especially the violence made inevitable by an obscenely profitable black market - are caused by the prohibition, not by the plant. Legal marijuana is long overdue, but leading up to November, wrongheaded opponents will implore Californians with the same old mistaken arguments to stay the course. Prohibition advocates will promote fear, and they will ignore the vast bulk of law enforcement and medical experience on marijuana. People should not be fooled by cannabis opponents' appeal to prejudices and emotions when they argue."

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