***Protect our kids, vote no on Prop 64.***
***Colorado…..Cherry Creek School’s Superintendent: People keep asking “Where’s the pot money”. His district hasn’t seen any money from marijuana tax***
“So far, the only thing that the legalization of marijuana has brought to our schools is marijuana”
***Patrick Kennedy: Legalizing pot endangers children
"It's about time we start focusing on the rights of our kids, not pot smokers. That means I don't want another massive, heavily commercialized drug industry targeting them."
***Letter: Legalized marijuana***
"In short, you have ruined the city and state. Homeless people on every corner in the shopping areas. Trash on every street, yard, road, bridge, vacant lot and highway. Blighted rental homes in once very nice neighborhoods, with weeds and trash in yards. Crime that is out of control. People driving crazy. Every single time I go somewhere, I have to avoid getting into a wreck. Lovely upstanding people at stop lights just throwing their trash out the window right next to you."...
***"Prop 64 conveniently puts the pot lobby in charge of setting the marijuana product safety and testing standards…which (also conveniently) will be based on voluntary codes. That’s like putting Philip Morris in charge of tobacco regulation."***
***"Legalization isn't some progressive move forward. It is falling backwards. People who don't remember history do not see that the Marijuana Industry and the Tobacco Industry are cut from the same cloth. Using the same underhanded tactics, using billions to influence politics. The inevitable cost to society will be over looked or buried for short term profit."***
California initiative draws fire for opening the door to TV ads that promote pot smoking
***The legalization of marijuana: the impact***
*** Pot is Bad News — No Ifs, Ands or Butts!***
"The research is unequivocal. Marijuana causes brain damage, and it is particularly dangerous to the teenager’s brain," said Dr. Ed Gogek, an Arizona-based psychiatrist and author of the book, "Marijuana Debunked."
***Beware of the risks in legalizing marijuana.***
***Spread of legal marijuana outpacing awareness of risks, study suggests***
***EDITORIAL: Federal report shows damning and deadly trends***
***Legal marijuana’s impact on Colorado troubling.***
***Bring back the war on drugs***
"Addiction treatment and overdose medication are inadequate to staunch the heroin epidemic. The heroin Drug epidemics are not “natural” phenomena. They do not represent cycles that we can only hope to contain. This plague epidemic is inflicted upon us by criminal acts that produce an abundant supply of inexpensive drugs. Stopping these criminal acts will stop the epidemic."
***Where There’s Smoke***
***Marijuana Legalization Movement Makes No Sense.***
***"Philosophically, I support liberty. I oppose unregulated sale of addictive substances, not because I oppose liberty, but because I oppose slavery."Gordon Klingenschmitt, Ph.D. is state representative from HD-15, Colorado Springs.***
***Colo. company says pot pushed them out of state. Too many employee’s coming in high.***
***Initiatives have consequences.***
***Marijuana is drug most often linked to crime, study finds.***
Send a message to the marijuana industry that you will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse and violence against women! VOTE NO ON 64!
***Humboldt County’s Marijuana Industry has a Deep Dark Secret. Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence Against Women.***
WTF does this creature dominate this blog with more lying crap than anyone would have time or energy to fact check?
I found someone had an interesting question:
August 24 at 9:19pm ·
QUICK QUESTION REGARDING THIS STORY. HAS ANYONE CHECKED TO SEE IF THE MONEY GOING TO THESE "RURAL" AREAS, IS GOING TO CITIES/COUNTIES THAT DO OR DO NOT ALLOW CANNABIS IN THEIR TOWNS/COUNTIES, SO THEY ARE NOT CONTRIBUTING TO THE FUND? THAT MONEY SHOULD NOT GO TO A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHOSE COMMUNITIES DO NOT ALLOW THE BUSINESSES TO OPERATE.
IT REALLY SHOULD BE "YOU GOTTA PAY, TO PLAY"...
Sorry bout caps, didn't notice til now.
***Don’t vote for legal marijuana***
Shindel started by talking about her son, Andy, who was diagnosed with “severe cannabis use disorder” and committed suicide after a pot-driven psychotic episode.
She showed this quote from his suicide note: “My soul is already dead. Marijuana killed my soul.”
***The Napa Valley Register say’s no to Prop 64.***
***Gone to pot: ..."As Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman describes them, they’re “super-mega-steroid marijuana plants. We followed Sheriff Allman along on a raid near Ukiah where deputies had just discovered more than a hundred plants the size of giant Christmas trees, some reaching 15 feet high. It’s the latest trend in pot farms, or what are increasingly looking like pot plantations! So how’d they get so big? Sheriff Allman says it’s a combination of genetic modification, fertilizers, pesticides, California’s ideal growing climate and water, lots of water."***
Our View: No on 64.
Stop marijuana damage, vote NO on Prop 64.
From the Sacramento Bee...
***Slick Prop 64 bad for public health.***
***COLORADO TO ARIZONA: DON’T LEGALIZE MARIJUANA.***
Hey California...you too!
Prop 64: Warning from health experts about recreational pot...
PD Editorial: No on Prop 64: Just too many risks and unknowns.
.."given how Proposition 64 is worded, local growers have reason to be concerned about whether they will be put at a competitive disadvantage. For example, the proposition’s commercial cultivation licensing system doesn’t prevent what is known as “vertical integration” or the ability of a few big players to capture most of the market. As former Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a recovering drug addict and member of the Kennedy clan, has noted, “It’s a smokescreen for big business.”
Patricia Smith: Why I'm voting no on Prop 64
No on Prop 64.
"As much as Proposition 64 claims it would legalize recreational marijuana use in California, it would do no such thing.
What it would do is authorize a huge new industry and a tasty source of tax revenue for California, both of which would come crashing down when the federal government decides to enforce its own laws."
No on Prop 64, they got it wrong again.
No on Prop. 64: State not ready to legalize marijuana
"Proposition 64 was written by and for special interests — mainly major corporations and investors, who will reap billions upon billions of dollars from sales. It was not written to protect the public’s interests.
Missing in the complex, 62-page initiative are:
•Testing regulations and standards. This includes criteria to determine if drivers are operating motor vehicles under the influence.
•The ability to effectively and efficiently enforce rules and standards."
District attorney agrees: Vote no on Prop 64
"Today’s marijuana is far different from 30 years ago. Today, the THC content (the active ingredient in marijuana) is so potent that it can result in an overdose by users. Since marijuana can be baked into cookies and infused into candy, it is easier for young children, including babies, to get their hands on it and ingest it. Colorado has seen a 150 percent increase in kids 5 and under who have been exposed to this drug, which has led to more children being admitted to hospitals. Study after study reveals that exposure to marijuana at such a young age can cause brain damage."
8 REASONS WHY CALIFORNIANS SHOULD VOTE NO ON PROP. 64
1) MYTH: PROP. 64 WILL BRING TAX REVENUE TO FUND SCHOOLS, HEALTH CARE, INFRASTRUCTURE
FACT: NO TAX REVENUE WILL GO TO GENERAL FUND UNDER PROP. 64
"Contrary to popular assumption, Prop. 64 states that NONE of the tax revenue from recreational cannabis will go to the General Fund. Instead, all tax revenue would go into the California Marijuana Tax Fund – an enormous slush fund designated solely to financing the massive bureaucracy that Prop. 64 would create. Not only does this create a system ripe for corruption and cronyism, since only Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, expected to head this recreational weed bureau, and his appointees would have the power to decide who receives those millions, but it is in stark contrast to what’s happening in other states that have recreational cannabis."
Colorado law enforcement officials warn dangers of legalizing marijuana...
"Gerhardt said it has become an unpredictable industry that has led to major problems in public safety and public health.He also said they've seen an increase in homelessness, underage use, crime and death. There's also been a 62 percent increase in car fatalities involving marijuana."
Marijuana on the ballot: Our view
The Editorial Board , USA TODAY.
"Years of research have shown that marijuana affects learning, memory and attention, and could decrease motivation. Some studies also suggest a link to to schizophrenia, particularly for people who’ve had heavy and frequent use as adolescents."
"Approximately 86% of people who report ever using cannabis for medicinal purposes also use it recreationally. Have you ever heard of a medicine where you don't have to take it for your ailment but can take it just for fun too?"
That is snake oil, my friends.
Don't be a fool, vote NO on Prop 64!
Legalized marijuana poses peril for youth...
"There is an epidemic of drug addiction afflicting youth. No race, religion, or socioeconomic class is immune." -Dr. Safdar Medina.
Since Legalization in Colorado:
"The Denver police department is dealing with a 900% increase in the unlawful cultivation and manufacture of marijuana concentrate, and a 99% increase in the unlawful distribution of marijuana and marijuana concentrate."
Voters were promised they would see a decrease in crime. They were lied to.
El Dorado County Board of Supervisors Oppose Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization Initiative.
"In opposing the proposition, the Board of Supervisors cited, in a resolution, evidence that marijuana use and secondhand exposure pose health risks, including increased risk for cancer, heart attack, stroke, reproductive toxicity, respiratory impairment, long-lasting detrimental changes in brain function, and increased risk of addiction. In addition, the Board has concerns about the accessibility to teens, as the full effects of marijuana use on their short and long term health are still unknown."
Voting NO on Prop 64.
Those Opposing Prop 64
Auto Club of Southern California
California Hospital Association
California Association of Highway Patrolmen
California Police Chiefs Association
DUID Victim Voices
Fight Crime, Invest in Kids California
Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs
California College and University Police Chiefs Association
California Correctional Supervisors Association
California District Attorneys Association
California Narcotic Officers Associations
California Peace Officers Association
California State Sheriffs' Association
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Office of the First Presidency
Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana
Community Action, Service & Advocacy
Community Alliance for Healthy Minds
International Faith Based Coalition
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers
Los Angeles Police Protective League
National Network of Youth Ministries
New Dawn Construction Company
North Coastal Prevention Coalition
Organization for Justice and Equality
Palomar Health Communities Coalition Escondido
Peace Officers Research Association of California
Riverside County Law Enforcement Administrators Association
Riverside Deputy Sheriffs Association
Safety Wellness Advocacy Community Coalition
San Diego School Boards Association
Santee Solutions Coalition
Smart Approaches to Marijuana of Northern California - SAM Action
The Small Farmers Association
Vista Community Clinic
Weed for Warriors Project
"It’s time to say we have tried this social experiment, tried allowing retail marijuana stores in Pueblo, and we don’t want it anymore.
We urge you to vote yes on County Ballot Question 200 and City Ballot Question 300, and vote no on City Ballot Question 2B (which would allow retail stores within the city limits, as there are none currently)...
The notion of a person growing a drug for another is ludicrous. We demand that the Legislature put an end to this nonsense."
VICTORY!!! MARIJUANA LEGAL IN CALUFORNIA!!!
Marijuana is now legal for adult recreational use in the country's most populace state.
My work here is done...
I am so sorry for you California, unfortunately you have to learn things the hard way.
The good news is I along with many others will continue to fight to stop this. We are working on it. Stay tuned.
Congratulations to President elect Donald Trump! Smiles.