“I really believe it will take California to another level. It’s the best piece of medicine we’ve ever created. I used to go to the store and buy Anacin and Bufferin and Bayer – but it’s nothing like this medical marijuana. They got Blueberry, Strawberry, Purple, OG Kush. They even have Obama Kush. That’s when you’re blowin’ presidential.”
- Snoop Dog on Prop. 19
Well, Aiight Arnold!
If Rethuglican Arnold Schwarzenegger has done one good thing since he was elected (and elected again!) Gov. of Cali, his outgoin’ act is it, and a true grande finale.
Arnold has decriminalized (again) the Chronic, y’all!
His ‘official’ reason is to reduce time and money spent cloggin’ up the system with cases cause they’re a misdemeanor. NOW they not even gonna arrest you any more, if it is less than an ounce. Possession of that (they deem it to be enough for 30 joints; depends on how you roll! ) is now bumped down from a misdemeanor to an infraction no more harmless than a dayumm traffic ticket. No arrest, no court appearance, and no entry on the rapsheet.
This is just a steppin’ stone in the right direction to the passage of Prop 19 next month. When they pass that lil ditty, adults 21 and older can use and possess weed. Entirely legal. And right now, 56% of Californians back it all the way.
The ‘day’ is surely comin’. Mass. voted on, and passed a similar bill, known as Question 2, in 2008. And it glided in with 65% of the vote! There are other states preparin’ to follow suit.
And why not? Its harmless, regardless of what the anti’s have to say. They’re mostly a bunch of raisin-ated old cronies with that ’Anti-Drug reel- mentality they had in the 50′s. Nobody hallucinates on weed. Nobody is robbin’ banks and carjackin’ for weed. People don’t normally smoke a blunt, beat their wives or get into a car and mow down 10 people.
If they are, there are other deep-seated issues, and they have programs for that… And they’ve already said it has medicinal purposes as it is -hence the Medical MaryJoe
All this means is that they finally gonna get it. Shyt, they smokin’ weed in licensed coffee shops and ‘marijuana bars’ in Amsterdam, Holland. Hash too. You can cop up to 5g’s in the coffeehouse from a lil booklet menu… Beats the h3ll outta latte and a muffin at Starbucks, don’t it?
The Bulldog Coffehouse in Amsterdam (source: atlasparasite)
You can even go on a cannabis cruise, if you want to.
(This was supposedly just this past July in Alameda CA. Tickets were $100/ 150.00 for VIP. Plus a small fee, of course. No news on when the next one is scheduled. )
And crime is not ragin’ outta control in Amsterdam. These people stay way to mellow for all that messy illegal shyt, I guess…
I seriously doubt things will improve this much, but I’m feelin’ its on the way. Prop. 19 just may prove that.
We’ll see in November.