(Closed) Prop 19. Were you a supporter?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
  • poll: Did you support the legalization of marijuana?
    Yes : (77 votes)
    67 %
    No : (34 votes)
    30 %
    Other (please explain) : (4 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I agree with you, I just can’t get behind alcohol being legal and marijuana not being. And the people who do want it, they will get it anyway.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee

    Totally behind it!  I’ve never met someone that smoked marijuana and then got i a fight, mugged someone, drove around in thier car all crazy or any of the other stuff people that drink alcohol end up doing.  Not to mention, with studies deeming marijuana NOT a gateway drug, a lot of that concern is gone.  It would be interesting to see the amount of monetary gain they would get….

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think there are a lot of misinformed people out there, or the proposition would’ve passed.  It’s already been reduced to an infraction, so there’s no real incentive not to smoke it for legal reasons.  So it’s been de-criminalized, but not legalized.  Ridiculous. Way to stare at someone holding money in your face and say “hm, no thanks, I don’t want those big stacks of money” and walk away, even though you don’t have next month’s rent.  

    The marijuana/alcohol hypocrisy KILLS me.  

    Post # 7
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I also would have voted yes, if I lived in CA.

    I feel like legalizing marijuana would definitely make it a safer substance. Dealers and growers lace thir stuff with god knows what other drugs and chemicals and legalizing it would also mean some sort of quality control.

    Post # 9
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    The only reason that I say no is that there is no real time test for it.  You can give someone a breathalizor for alcohol but you can’t for pot.  I could care less if someone uses it at home, but too many people use it at work and deadly mistakes can happen when they are not focused 100%.    My FH works one of those jobs, and people have been kill when someone has been partaking at work.

    Post # 10
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    1810 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My FH and I voted Yes for it.

    I also think a reason that it didn’t pass it that it’s pretty easy to get a Medical Marijuana license, so people who already have that license don’t want to pay taxes on the pot that they’re already getting legally.

    Post # 11
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I support it 100%! I agree with lezlers I think there are a lot of misinformed people.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @tksjewelry:  people are arrested for marijuana DUI’s every day, though.  I think that’s enough of a deterrent to enough people that the number of DUI’s wouldn’t rise substantially.  I think if you’re the kind of person who would drive high, you probably already do, you know? 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    I totally support the legalization of marijuana. If alcohol is legal, pot should be, too. Legalize it, tax the hell out of it, and use the tax money for drug rehabilitation programs.

    Post # 14
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    It’s true if you look at alcohol, cigarettes and pot, it makes no sense whatsoever that two are legal and one isn’t, considering the real-time and long-term effects they all have. It’s quite backwards. And hey, CA is in a total budget crisis which would be solved if this passed. AND once you legalize something, you can better regulate it, so it actually becomes safer a lot of times (true in a lot of countries with commercial sex workers – you have to get tested for STIs every month to keep your license, etc.. but I’m a public health nerd so I find that one particularly interesting, as controversial as it is here!). Anyway yeah I support it.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not a pot-smoker, nor do I think it’s a great habit to pick up, but I completely agree with MissBoston. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me that drinking and smoking cigarettes are legal, but smoking pot is not. They may as well tax pot like they do cigarettes and alcohol because people are going to continue to use it whether it’s legal or not.

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