Is Prop. 19 ideal? Of course not. But it sure beats the hell out of the current situation and clearly defines that the people of CA and eventually the Nation want REFORM. It is not the end all. It is the next wise chess move in a long a drawn out game that began before I was born. So we can continue to argue over the petty logistics of the initiative or we can work on passing it and fighting the next battle in the long journey towards total cannabis freedom. If you are happy with the way things are then great. When Steve Cooley comes in office and decimates SB420 and makes all sales illegal and shuts down the medical infrastructure as we know it and you are not so free to do you life’s work anymore, DON”T COME CRYING TO ME….
Prop. 19 only further legitimizes the medical movement by removing the stigma that most people are somehow cheating the system. You may argue within the movement, but I spend A LOT of time on non-cannabis local blogs arguing the merits of the current system, and i will tell you that MOST of the non-cannabis world is NOT IMPRESSED with the current implementation of the medical system. MOST believe we are a bunch of charlatans who use the medical excuse to get high. Those are the facts. No matter what YOU think, most in your community think your medicine is a JOKE because the current legal situation forces those who wish to use cannabis legally to often stretch their medical need to accommodate the law. Prop. 19 removes this elephant in the room and separates the REAL medical process from the people who obtain recommendations simply to not go to jail for using cannabis.
DAs and official all over the state are fed up with the current system and one can be sure an eventual backlash will be coming, especially if Cooley is elected, which he is leading in all polls. Other States use the system in California as an example of what is wrong with medical cannabis because on some levels the system has become a joke. In turn, these States are passing much more restrictive laws and patients across the nation are being denied access because of some in CA’s bad behavior. Once again, i am not endorsing this line of thinking, but just acknowledging that these are the facts of the current situation and if you believe that the “grey area” will be grey forever then i have some swampland to sell you in Florida…
SO….I believe Prop. 19 will ENHANCE the real medical system by more clearly defining who is a patient and who just likes weed. In turn, the real patients will be able to explore further REAL research and legitimacy by not always having to defend the fact that many in the medical movement are pushing the boundaries of legitimate illness…
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I think it’s important for those who are entrenched in the cannabis movement to get a view from the outside. Yes people think we are just trying to get high. It’s good to know that. But you know what, FUCK THEM! The real problem is not whether cannabis is used as medicine or recreation, the problem is that most of our country’s idea of what is healthy and what is described as medicine is ass backwards. Wellness and health are in most of the world seen as a path… In the US you ride the horse hard till it pukes, and then you blame the horse.
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