California is once again about to try to legalize pot (marijuana.) California certainly is a progressive state, but so is California a broke state, and that's what is really at the bottom of this agenda.
According to Harvard Economist Jeffrey Miron he argues that the cost of prohibition of marijuana cost the state of California 13 billion dollars a year, and the State could be taxing marijuana at a profit of 7 Billion dollars a year.
What a jerk. Is that a reason to have a state exposed to a bunch of stoned pot heads? Is it not worth law enforcement to keep three year olds safe from mom and dad being stoned, or a driver legally passing you saying, "Hey dude, nice driving."
California tried to pass this before in 1971 but it failed; however, Californians have been more liberal thinkers on the topic of marijuana and California is desperate for an influx of money, but at what cost? Is the California soul worth it?
On the Federal level, having one ounce of marijuana is punishable by a fine of $1000. and a year in jail. So the difference in state and federal law is at stake as well.
Pot has been legal in California for medical purposes, but how hard is it to get a doctor in California to say you have a need? Not hard. If you suffer from anxiety, or your back hurts, you get a prescription. This Harvard Doctor says that legalizing marijuana will fill empty stores. How nice.
This guy went to Harvard to turn California into a state of loser, pot heads, and legal manipulators to do the crime.
Vote no, and keep California safe.