If Prop 19 passed in November, it would be void anyway! So there is no way of legalizing pot!
Isn’t this just all mind games at the end of the day or should I say “show the donkey a carrot and you can lead it any where!”? Lets say you legalize pot as in its officially written in the books by the government but yet Federal law still sees it as illegal, then although you maybe able to party about pot being legal you still end up in jail……… so are you going to be any better off with marijuana being legalized?
With Arnie having already decrimalized possesion of small amounts of marijuana, is that not enough?
Put it this way, the marijuana patients now have access to medical marijuana which ofcourse was the most important thing and now even recreational users can walk around with a small quantity of pot and not get thrown into jail since Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill 1449 — which reduces adult marijuana possession charges from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil infraction. So is this not enough?
If you legalize marijuana then then it will go into the control of government hands since they will want to tax it and therefore simply tighten the noose on the marijuana freedoms you already have! Legalization would definetly mean possibly hike marijuana prices rather than cheap marijuana since you would have the addition of tax and also even more harsher laws because you would only be able to be from government authorized marijuana wholesalers/outlets!
The Mexican cartels will still be at large trying to sell tax free black market marijuana – so it does not look like you can end the control (war) on marijuana unlike say whiskey which is far more easier to manage from a regulation point of view because it is a liquid requiring specialist knowledge to produce it. After all you would not drink whiskey that you bought of a dealer who made it in their bath tub would you? But with marijuana you have no way of telling where it has come from or what is inside it therefore you have the regulation issue which in it self proves that taxing marijuna will be difficult too!