AB390 - California
Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act.
- Stevie Sativa said04/17/2010
This is for people who use the argument that legalizing cannabis will hurt the children.
The reality is that right now as you read this, there are dealers selling drugs of all sorts to young children across the state. Many foreign drug cartels and inner city gang members make their money on the illegal sale of drugs. They support their organizations on the illegal sale of drugs. Terrorist groups make money for their terror operations by selling illegal drugs on the black market. And, remember, they don't check for ID to make sure your child is of legal age either.
Now if a kid walks into a convenience store and wants to buy cigarettes or alcohol, his/her age will be verified or the vendor faces stiff penalties. We are supposed to be living in a 'free-market' society, and given that our largest state crop is cannabis, it's pretty clear that the market has spoken. We have a proven record of drastically reducing black market demand for the things that are legal and regulated.
Since we already know people are going to buy cannabis, the next question is, when you really think about it, do you want people buying it legally or illegally???
- Stevie Sativa said04/17/2010
Bottom line is that if we are all indeed free, then we should be free to use whatever drugs we want. The role of the government is to protect us from outside threats, not from ourselves. Even if cannabis were bad for you, and an individual is truly inclined to want to hurt themselves, it is their right to do so as a free American. I don't like the government telling me what I can or cannot do on the basis that I don't know what's best for me. Wake up! Prohibition does not work.
- Jonathan Baker said02/15/2010
What about those who are in serious pain and result to addictive pills? There is a healthier way and we all need to speak up and work toward organization.
- frode said01/20/2010
They should tax tobbaco more than pot der der der der der der der der
- 18th of Jan. 2010 said01/17/2010
Alcohol is legal. Alcohol generally makes you angry and more probably to do violent things... marijuana makes you chill out... i think its pretty obvious that this bill should pass.
- Willie said01/15/2010
Enough of crowding jails with the usage of pot. Jails are for real criminals. Smoking marijuana should not be considered a crime anymore than drinking alcohol & smoking cigarettes which are both more harmful to health & society. Get real & pass it!
- Dr. Worthington said01/13/2010
Please consider this. When this law pass passes, and it has my support, there is something that needs to be considered and included. Upon passing I am sure there will be 18, 19 & 20 year old medical marijuana patients in the state, who will be legal by virtue of their medical status. This law needs to include an exemption for adults who are medical marijuana patients, until they turn 21.
- Mr,M.Blitz said01/10/2010
what that was the longest p.o.s i have ever seen i have been a smoker for over twelve wonder filled years high school grad and four years of med and my brain cells lunges and overall well bein happens to be great never tried crystal or crack i tell you what else using gateway as a reason to smoke other stuff happens to be an excuse they just cant say . yah i smoked pot but i love to try to blow my heart out with a good hit off of that chore ! everyone has a choice and i will say if pot were legalized everyone would benefit from the decision
ps. never been in an accident
- RT Pro-America said12/14/2009
Tobacco and alcohol have been proven to be more significant gateway drugs than marijuana. Tobacco and alcohol have been proven to be more dangerous and life threatening than marijuana. Tobacco and alcohol are legal and marijuana is not. Our state is broke and this could bring the necessary revenue we need to change that. Do the right thing and legalize marijuana, not just for us potheads, but for all of us Californians!
- Linda Jones said12/06/2009
The passing of this law might really benefit California just as the Lottery did for schools. I know several people who use Marijuana, outside of not being able to remeber the brilliant idea they had 10 mins after speaking it, they are truly intelligent people.
- john oliver said12/03/2009
In all seriousness pot isn't a big deal. i love all those people who call it the gateway drug...it's only the gateway drug if you want it to be just like many alcoholics turn to cocaine and amphetamines. Think about it like this...what's the difference between weed and cocaine? some will say they are both drugs but there is a huge difference. coke changes who someone is, weed makes someone hungry and tired (big deal). it's the users fault if they decide weed isn't enough anymore and they need a new drug. i drive around toked up every day and have a perfect driving record, try asking that of an alcoholic or heroin addict.
- Josh Crawford said11/04/2009
I SUPPORT THIS BILL, IT IS HIGH TIME TO LEGALIZE, THIS COULD BE A GREAT CASH CROP FOR CALIFORNIA!!
- hillbillybjopkr1 said11/02/2009
I 100% support this bill. I personally suffer from severe back pain from years of hard work in the woods of No. Cali as a Logger. Marijuana allows me to be able function normaly. Another thing that i know is never talked about is the dangers of these huge illeagal groves out in the middle of nowere. I have found quite a few in my years logging and have even set of potentially deadly booby traps with my logging equipment. I very much believe that if it is made legal the danger to people out enjoying our forest, and the hard working men who already make a living doing one of the worlds most dangerous jobs already would be greatly reduced. Besides....with California pretty much phasing out any form of logging to appease the fuzzy lovin treehuggers....for one the loggers are gonna need to do something for their income. here come's the hemp toiletpaper. :)
- Justin said10/28/2009
It just makes sense. State makes money, saves money, and saves lives.
- ron said09/04/2009
Randolph Hertz created the biggest hoax of all. Where has the love gone. Bring back the safety net and security of knowing the good it does to mentality.
- Annah said08/20/2009
It's about time. If something positive and good (i.e., legalization, taxation and regulation) isn't done soon, I'm afraid we'll see the Mexican Drug Cartels running the USA instead of the American People.
Come on California! Keep up the good work and vote yes on 390 and vote for politicians that support ENDING PROHIBITION!
- iamanonymous1 said08/12/2009
Please include me in support of this bill. It makes sense and does the correct thing.
- Daniel said06/09/2009
I am sick of how slowly this legislation is moving- the floor is open for debate and no one is saying anything. None of our political leaders are taking a stance. I am tired of depending on my government to be my voice and I think its time we demand that this bill be taken out of the non-moving congress and into the hands of the people. Lets get this bill put onto our November ballot. Let's see what the people really want, because all that I've seen so far is a big group of people saying "Yes" and a big group of senators and assemblypersons saying nothing at all.
- Jeremy martin said05/26/2009
Weed is americas favorite and in my oppinion safest drug. Marajauna is good at curing diseases for example , breast cancer. Marajuana iss going to be a strong part of our economy whether the gov legalizes it or not, if they dont legalize it , oh well they missed out on a great finacial gain.
- Get Motivated said05/16/2009
On AB390 in California.
CAN SOMEBODY BUILD A WEBSITE SHOWING EACH REPRESENTATIVE AND THEIR SUPPORT?
Sorry for the all caps. I keep seeing a thousand pages of forums saying the reasons it should be legal. I see hundreds of news columns talking about the existence of the bill. What IÃ¢Â€Â™m not seeing is a unified front, showing each representative BY NAME and whether they support or not. We should be spending our time and resources to annoy the living hell out of those individuals who are not going to support the bill. We need them to make public their intent to vote in support of the bill. We need a countdown to the deadline for their vote. If we can nail down the representatives and the deadlines we can push the support upwards to "The Governator.Ã¢Â€Â
We need for these people to know that if they neglect their constituency in this matter it will affect their reelection. Threaten their jobs and get their attention. Show that the people support this bill and are organizing against their apathy. Politicians are rich and powerful and only act when they feel its politically safe to do so. Make enough noise so they can always point to the public after the vote and say they were made to vote they way they did, for the public. Make it known that they WILL vote, they WILL vote FOR the PEOPLE, or they WILL be unemployed.
WE NEED A WEBSITE WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES NAMES, DISTRICTS, POSITIONS AND THE END OF THEIR TERMS. WE NEED PRETTY COLOR GRAPHICS SO EVEN IDIOTS, CHILDREN AND ANIMALS CAN SEE WHERE THIS BILL STANDS.
Make the system work. Yes there is a political law enforcement machine keeping Weed illegal. Machines break. What have you done to break the machine?