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is our government has been trying to tax regulate and
control cannabis on the federal and world level since even before 1937
marijuana tax stamp act. They can't do it. We need to end prohibition
by overturning current laws that criminalize the use and sale of
cannabis. Cannabis can end the monopoly pharmacy has on our health but
won't if 19 passes. We need to get on the medical cause for the good of
our race. We need to exercise our constitutional rights of privacy and
our guarantee of the pursuit of happiness. We need to support
each others lives and grows. We should repeal prohibition on a national
level and have an accepted medical policy that
allows safe cannabis the same way we have safe bread to eat.We should
be focused protecting safe access to our plants and the
right every human being has to grow plants and be healthy instead of
waiting for permission to get high.
ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to
- Aldous Huxley
Cannabis is a
plant, LET IT BE. Laissez Faire!
Persons under 21
If you are
under 21 you SHOULD be allowed to
possess, work or live around a cannabis grow, or be around anyone who
uses it, no exceptions.
Prop 19 not only prohibits anyone under the age
of 21 from using or having cannabis (sec 11301) but also prohibits you
from furnishing cannabis to minors and even smoking it around minors
all together. Prop 19 is not a step in the right direction to make
cannabis more legal. Prop 19 will make more
criminals out of normal citizens while we are currently ending
prohibition with legislation like SB 1449. Prop 19 will induce divides
push people apart based on their age.
Prop 19 prohibits
anyone under the age of 21 from using or having cannabis. (sec 11301)
(b) retail sale of not more than one ounce per transaction, in licensed
premises, to persons 21 years or older, for personal consumption and
not for resale;
(c) appropriate controls on cultivation, transportation, sales, and
consumption of cannabis to strictly prohibit access to cannabis by
persons under the age of 21;
(d) age limits and controls to ensure that all persons present in,
employed by, or in any way involved in the operation of, any such
licensed premises are 21 or older;
Under prop 19 furnishing cannabis to
minors is prohibited.
(a) Every person 18 years of age or over who hires, employs, or uses a
minor in transporting, carrying, selling, giving away, preparing for
sale, or peddling any marijuana, who unlawfully sells, or offers to
sell, any marijuana to a minor, or who furnishes, administers, or
gives, or offers to furnish, administer, or give any marijuana to a
minor under 14 years of age, or who induces a minor to use marijuana in
violation of law shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison
for a period of three, five, or seven years.
(b) Every person 18 years of age or over who furnishes, administers, or
gives, or offers to furnish, administer, or give, any marijuana to a
minor 14 years of age or older shall be punished by imprisonment in the
state prison for a period of three, four, or five years.
(c) Every person 21 years of age or over who knowingly furnishes,
administers, or gives, or offers to furnish, administer or give, any
marijuana to a person aged 18 years or older, but younger than 21 years
of age, shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for a
period of up to six months and be fined up to $1,000 for each offense.
(d) In addition to the penalties above, any person who is licensed,
permitted or authorized to perform any act pursuant to Section 11301,
who while so licensed, permitted or authorized, negligently furnishes,
administers, gives or sells, or offers to furnish, administer, give or
sell, any marijuana to any person younger than 21 years of age shall
not be permitted to own, operate, be employed by, assist or enter any
licensed premises authorized under Section 11301 for a period of one
"Prop19 will put 18 to 20 y/o in jail
after we worked so hard to remove
all penalties for any person in California to have an ounce or less
Marijuana with SB1449 which goes into effect 1/1/11! If Prop19 passes
it would bring back more severe penalties than the one we took off
Health and Safety Code 11357 Possession of Marijuana 28.5 grams or
less. What used to be a Misdemeanor is now an Infraction w/$100.00
ticket. No more forced N.A. or half-way houses, no more going to
courts, parent no longer have to take time from work to go to court.
Everyone Win! Soccer Moms, 18 y/o+, Courts, Police Officers, and the
The whole medical cannabis system is
in jeopardy because of
prop 19. Lets not trade ending a helpful medical practice for
permission to get high. Ending medical access to cannabis is cruel to
patients and the sick who need it to be healthy.
Everyone has a medical condition that
could benefit from the use of cannabis. Feeling
good means your healthy. Cannabis makes
Everyone can benefit from medical use if they need it. If you don't
need it don't abuse it. Now its our time, our
health and our cannabis. Prop 19 won't
give you any more medical access but more control and taxes. Lets just
and exercise the rights we all have as humans to be healthy and happy.
There is much that will happen to medical cannabis under
prop 19. Medical cannabis will receive no special treatment and there
are no special
provisions for protecting a medical patient right to grow
Jim Gray says medical cannabis issue will end per prop 19. and he is a
I believe him. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6t1EM4Onao&sns=fb
"There is an initiative (prop 19) here in California ......5th thing
the entire medical marijuana issue would pretty much dissolve and
hurray for that, it get some control on it, regulate it, control it,
tax it and bring it back under the law" Judge Jim Gray
Are people who spend their lives and
arresting people by enforcing bad prohibition laws not guilty of
oppression and tyranny?
"In any civilized society, it
is every citizen's responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same
time, it ...is
every citizen's responsibility to disobey unjust laws."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
Control and Tax
Any law to control cannabis says
people are unfit to freely possess cannabis. Denying people this
MAKES poverty their only choice. No one wants to be taxed more than not.
Why do we need special unrepresentative taxes
for a harmless plant that is already legal in the state? Since 1449 is
law we don't need prop 19's harsh regulations and possible taxes of
which NO one seems to know the amount of.
I am ASKING why do we need more taxes on a harmless plant? Cant we just
tax it and regulate it like we do sugar or soy? Isn't that total
“To say that any
are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say
they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.” Thomas Paine
Cannabis grows for free, so why shouldn't it?
Ending prohibition on a national level
Prop 19 is just more taxes, controls,
regulations, and laws true
freedom lovers WILL have to repeal later.
If prop 19 passes then Obama, Arnold, or the DEA will shut it down
(they have said they will).
We also gotta remember legalize was #1 on Change.org and .gov and they
still said no way. People are understanding how great cannabis is
demanding access to it and thats what we need for cannabis to be
accepted and legal throughout the world.
go to 9:00 to hear about the supremacy clause
So this is what we need for cannabis: "The
harrison act, the marijuana tax act, and the federal
controlled substances act of the United States are hereby repealed."
We should have the right to grow as
cannabis as we need to be healthy.
The strict regulations in prop 19
would disallow growers to continue to grow with out special tax and
regulations. Growers will be limited in how much they can grow and
where they can grow it. This will force many consumers to rely on
the corporate system of distribution. Prop 19 is all about
controlling every aspect of cannabis until there is only one place left
to buy it at whatever price they choose. If we can't grow the cannabis
we need then we are still under the governmental control that is
our lives and land.
There are many benefits to know about cultivating the cannabis plant
such as safer medicine and renewable fuel. Sales tax is already paid on
the end products and other manufacturing processes right now. We need
total legalization for any amount of possession to see a decrease
in crime. If it was free to grow any amount or consume any amount
people would stop smoking cigarettes and smoke more joints instead.
People would drink less and use cannabis more. With less laws to
enforce our jails would get smaller and our justice system would
unclog. We would finally begin to rely less on foreign oil by growing
our cannabis at home therefore driving less. Our overloaded health care
system could be relieved by treating less serious conditions with less
serious and more effective medicine. Everyone should make up their own
mind based on the truth. The truth about prop 19 is that it has some
striking similarities to current prohibition laws that were subtly
passed due to the public lack of information effectively snuffing out
cannabis use for much of America replacing it with big oil and big
Growers could be subject to special taxes and regulations unprecedented
in recorded history. How can someone grow enough hemp seed for food in
a 5X5 area. The real issue here is controlling the production of
Prop 19 requires you to get permission from your landlord if you want
to grow in the privacy of your own home.
Special license will be required and tax paid to produce for
commercial use and co-ops will no longer be able to share their
cannabis with the public. Farmers should not be taxed simply for
growing and medicine should never be taxed. You don't get taxed
for milking a cow or growing soy so why should cannabis be subject to
special prohibitory controls and taxes?
can’t regulate something that will fundamentally set you free and bring
people together. Until
we end the racist laws that began prohibition we can not truly move
Marijuana is a racial slur not a scientific name. Prohibition began
when the truth about cannabis was covered up with greed and racism. The
marijuana tax stamp act was designed to enslave minorities based on
what they called cannabis. Cannabis has always had many medical and
industrial uses. When asked if any of
the legitimate uses of the hemp plant would be threatened by his new
law controlling marijuana Anslinger replied “I would say that they are
not only amply protected under this act, but they can go ahead and
raise hemp just as they have always done it.” No one bothered to find
out that the two are the same plant! Anslinger convinced the lawmakers
that certain people (i.e. Mexicans and Africans) become dangerous (i.e.
look at white people) to our society (i.e. white people) when they use
a marijuana plant (cannabis, hemp, weed, hash, ganja, smoke, pot)
The only way to enslave a people is to make them think they need
taxes, to make them desire control, and to make them fear freedom.
We need to exercise our constitutional
rights of privacy and our
guarantee of the pursuit of happiness. We need to support each others
lives and grows.
We should be focused protecting safe
access to our plants and the right
every human being has to grow plants and be healthy instead of waiting
for permission to get high
People shouldn't abuse anything. If they are happy and healthy already
without cannabis then they must need cannabis for one of the zillion
other good things it does like clothes, fuel, or food of which all
should be unregulated because there is no harm. We need laws that
address all of cannabis truth not just the recreational part. We
got rid of alcohol prohibition by repealing the laws not by making new
ones. The old prohibition was called "the marijuana tax stamp act" Lets
demand freedom instead of giving up some rights for others.
Prop 19 doesn't tell you its okay to use cannabis but it does tell you
what it does not allow you to do:
“Personal consumption” shall not include, and nothing in this Act shall
(i) possession for sale regardless of amount, except by a person who
is licensed or permitted to do so under the terms of an ordinance
adopted pursuant to section 11301;
(ii) consumption in public or in a public place;
(iii) consumption by the operator of any vehicle, boat or aircraft
while it is being operated, or that impairs the operator;
(iv) smoking cannabis in any space while minors are present.
Prop 19 would criminalize public use which is currently not even
against the law. (meaning there is no special law prohibiting it) but
it will be against the law if 19 passes. And please remember it is
still law enforcement and judges that do not support this p19 that will
have to enforce the new laws.
Lean the facts about partial deregulation. It dosen't work and opens
the door for Enron like companies to restrict access in order to meet
the bottom line.
Prop 19 is supported by economic hit men and petrochemical giants. It
doesn't cost anything to grow. Why should it? Prop 19 is designed to
enslave cannabis users to system where people pay for their happiness
If prop 19 is paving the way for reform then why
does it negate so many good programs (namely medical) that help us
truly be more free and disallow the freedoms we already have? Why can't
we just keep on our path to freedom the simple
and truthful way? Why do we need to invite control back into our lives
at the very moment when we are using Cannabis to free ourselves and the
nations? I know it will take state and federal legislation that strikes
old prohibition laws down and prop 19 just adds more laws that need to
be enforced with out allowing any new freedom since SB 1449 was signed.
Now SB 1449 is a step in the right direction because it follows a
proven model to end prohibition by removing old laws from the books.
Prop 19 truly paves the way for the corporate control of the canna
trade and the real profiteers are supporting this prop 19 because they
don't think you deserve the right to have a happy, healthy life without
paying them for it. Prop 19 is slavery with pretty name tag that says
"legalization". The people have
the power and they always have.
the only way to enslave people is to make them think they want and need
control. They have not been able to EVER control or tax or regulate
cannabis because they can't. To say people would rather have control
than not is to make slavery their only choice. Cannabis grows freely
EVERYWHERE and why shouldn't it????
Okay Lets say p 19 passes and Obama, Arnold, or the DEA doesn't shut it
down (which they have said they will). Then companies that funded the
law such as Monsanto can patent cannabis meaning your infringing by
growing selling or using it with our proper approval from the patent
owner. Then the Herer prop will be a mute point and no votes will set
anything free. This is not simple. In 1937 they set us up for tax
evasion now they are setting us up for patent infringement. They
already hold the patents by the way. Keep in mind also you will need a
license to sell under p 19 and its up to the government to set the
rates to get one. Also how can i grow hemp seed for food in a 5X5?
Big tobacco doesn't want to loose any market share for 18 to 21 yo
smokers. It makes sense because the alcohol lobbies against 19 probably
because they are already loosing business to the canna trade.
From the DPA website here http://www.drugpolicy.org/statebystate/california/
George Soros openly supports the DPA while holding major shares in the
Monsanto Corp who brought us products such as
Celebrex and Agent Orange. With $11.365 billion USD of revenue in 2008
Is this who you want selling you medicine? Has everyone forgot about
Change.org? Prop 19 is nothing more than a distraction while you
play right into their hand game over.
Prop 19 leaves decisions about
commercial growing and sales up to local
governments. It takes the power away from the people and levies them
with unfair taxes. It takes the power out of the vote and puts it to
the legislature to be overturned and re written.
Prop 19 takes the power away from the people because it can be
overturned by the legislator. I really really really want legalization
but I must use history and my elders as my guide. It is up to us to
decide how to end prohibition before we pass any more regulate control
laws. Lets explore the potential of this plant, medicine, fiber, and
food before we begin to blindly follow a government that has already
failed to tax and regulate or control cannabis since 1937.
It is written into p19 that the legislature can
modify the law any time after it passes. This means we the people can't
change it but they can. Be critical of the proverbial carrot. It
a tool to make
us all happy little slaves. It is however a conspiracy but not a theory
that monsanto shareholders are funding this so called "legalization"
law. It is prohibition called legalization designed to make us slaves
and like it.
Voting yes is waiting for
permission from a government that has concurrently denied cannabis use
while suppressing cannabis information.
Why should the one thing that
will set you free be taxed and controlled to the point only a few
corporate elite hold the patents and you have to buy it from them?
Making new laws will do nothing to make
cannabis use more free.
should repeal the bad laws that are harming people in the first place.
People have freely cultivated and consumed cannabis throughout recorded
history and we need it now more than ever.
These laws pass because they don’t address the fundamental truths
the cannabis plant. It is the most harmless and helpful plant on the
face of the earth so why do we need to control it more than guns?
Prop 19 is a wolf in sheep's clothing designed to make you think your
doing the right thing by voting for it. Let history be our teacher. We
need reform on the individual level and mass education about the
medical benefits of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system so
people can understand how cannabis is different than other "drugs" or
substances. Prohibition will end when the people demand it and the
people will demand it when they understand how it can help them be more
free. Prop 19 does not end prohibition but enforces it by leving more
taxes and creating more rules to enforce. Everyone can benefit from
medical use. You say that is dangerous to say that but the truth can be
dangerous. Saying people are unfit for total decontrol of cannabis and
freedom is hypocrisy for a true freedom fighter. You claim to fight for
rec use and the only thing that stops us from having that now are all
these laws that keep being passed. We have to get back to the
constitution of this country that allows personal freedom. In order for
you to have legal rec use people will have to stop following and start
doing. I have no problem paying taxes but how can you tax a schedule 1
controlled substance? This law will not lead the way to better medical
cannabis laws but distract us from truth and continuing open public
research. Monsanto, Bayer and GW will be in total control of the Canna
trade if 19 passes. Lead follow, or get out of the way. Cannabis will
always be free. Our government has tried everything that can be done to
control it with epic failure. It is not about setting cannabis free it
is about setting yourself free.
are in the process to truly legalize. We don't have to rush in and
pass laws that are bad because we have the opportunity. We will
end prohibition on a national level according to the constitution.
prop 19 fails then we can truly move toward legalization and freedom.
The stage is set and a no vote will prove the world is ready for truth
Just do it
and repeal prohibition. This is legislation designed to make you think
your doing the right thing by voting for it but the truth is creating
more taxes, regulations and controls does nothing to make us more free.
Uphold our constitutional rights to privacy. Keep big corporate control
and greed out of a safe holistic medication. We should not model
cannabis after alcohol and tobacco because it is safer than both. Help
end slavery and racism, unity against 19.
We are already on the way to true
freedom in cannabis though education
and changing laws.
Arnold TERMINATED the argument for prop 19. Anyone
in California can
NOW possess under one ounce with out fear of being arrested or having
any kind of criminal record. And we still have a compassionate use act
that lets anyone that can benefit from medical cannabis use and grow it
tax free. SB 1449 is the beginning of a process of freeing cannabis
clutches of the total control known as prohibition. SB1449 amended a
current law to disallow the arrest of the offender and replace
with a fine of $100. We will continue to amend laws this way until we
have a national legal policy that protects the rights of all cannabis
users. Any time old cannabis laws are struck from the books is a good
thing and creating new laws is bad.
(proposed open legislation to end cannabis prohibition)
No matter what the outcome
we are on our way to total legalization. The
true solution lies in the repeal of prohibition on a national level but
it starts with the seeking and sharing the truth. Repealing prohibition
is the way to true freedom.
1. Remove cannabis from the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
2. Repeal the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937.
the world are demanding cannabis. The truth will set you free not more
prohibitions created by prop 19.
Are we talking
about freedom of cannabis?
3. Full Legalization of the growing, trade, possession, sale and
cannabis and implement medical cannabis programs that protect our
health on the state and local level.
1. The condition of being free of
2. Liberty of the person from slavery,
detention, or oppression.
a. Political independence.
b. Exemption from the arbitrary exercise
of authority in the performance of a specific action; civil liberty.
4. Exemption from an unpleasant or
5. The capacity to exercise choice; free
6. Ease or facility of movement.
7. Frankness or boldness; lack of modesty
or reserve: the new freedom in movies and
a. The right to unrestricted use.
b. The right of enjoying all of the
privileges of membership or citizenship: the
freedom of the city.
right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or
I am not afraid of total freedom.
I believe we can all govern ourselves.
I believe cannabis can help everyone and harm no one. Ultimate control
is prohibition, isnt that what we are trying to stop?