Marijuana Reform Will Appear on California’s November Ballot!

Today, the California Secretary officially certified the Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 for the state’s November ballot. This means that on November 2, Californians will be able to vote to send marijuana prohibition to the ash heap of history!

The groundbreaking initiative would make personal possession and cultivation of marijuana legal for adults over 21 in California. It would also allow cash-strapped cities and counties to tax and regulate marijuana sales in order to reap millions in new tax revenues. The proposition will also call on the legislature to enact a statewide system to tax and regulate marijuana.

Will the nation’s largest state finally create a legal market – complete with tens of thousands of new jobs – for what’s already its top cash crop?

We sure hope so!

78 thoughts on “Marijuana Reform Will Appear on California’s November Ballot!”

  1. We need to somehow drive it home that any votes against legalization are votes for the cartels and their continuing madness. The single biggest blow our government could deliver to them is to remove cannabis, their meat and potatoes, from their product line. Voting against legalization is voting against prosperity and is in fact restriction of commerce. Yes, we CANnabis!

  2. I can see it now, Republicans voting NO while simultaneously crying out for personal responsibility, freedom, liberty, and state’s rights be damned if it passes! HAHAhahahahHAHHa,

  3. When this passes, will there be a lag before the regulations are implemented, or will legality come instantly?

  4. All I can think about right now is the musicians that make millions of dollars off of their music who live in California should be donating a million or two of their dollars for this. They all say they love their fans, well their fans for the most part are pot smokers.

    Come on music people with money, donate, donate big time please and help this measure to Pass.

  5. go cali! im so glad they finally got the balls to propose full legalization it! there most likely be a HUGE property increase in california (hear that all you real estate investors out there?) and i know for one im DEFINATELY going to “visit” my cousin there for quite awhile.

  6. Why legalize marijuana when we already have a drug problem in the U.S. These drugs tear at the moral fabric of our society. If legal then more people will use marijuana. Where will it end. Perhaps we should legalize cocaine, and heroin as well. Alcohol is an acceptable form of recreational drug use. Prescription pills are killing americans as well as alcohol. Why legalize marijuana and throw another drug on top of all of these other drugs? Why? Because we are given alot of bad choices to choose from. Alcohol = bad choice = alcohol poisoning. Prescription pills = bad choice = physical addiction and overdose. Alcohol and pills = death cocktail. Marijuana + Alcohol = alcohol poisoning. Prescription pills + marijuana = pill overdose. Marijuana = safe euphoric feeling, no possiable way to overdose. No one had died from it and no one will no matter how strong the strand is.

  7. i have a dream that the world will once again embrace hemp as the answer to our economical problems, that the fields of gold in california will become fields of green again, that our children will grow up knowing that our air is no longer polluted by gasoline, that Henry Fords Vision of cars running on Hemp will finally come true, that the non-degradable plastics made by the oil companies will be replaced by hemp plastic products, that the 50 Americans that die every hour due to Tobacco will smoke cannabis instead thus potentially saving their lives, that the Tobacco companies learn to fear the word cannabis even more than they already do, that i can pay 1 dollar for bio diesel made from hemp to fill my Ford pickup.

    I’m pretty sure if your reading this, you have that same dream, maybe with a few variations but, mostly the same. take the first step in fulfilling that dream and go out and get voters to pass this law. This is the beginning of a new financial world and Hemp is going to have center stage.

  8. I’m so proud of this country and especially California…can’t wait to move out there after college.

  9. Be prepared for a massive propaganda storm! Pretty soon we’ll have weed-crazed negroes insatiably raping white women. Watch out!

  10. Joe, that is what they said about them and the mexicans back in 1937 when cannabis was first outlawed. And eric, do some research before you stick your foot in it next time.

  11. LET’S GO CALIFORNIA!!!!

    I’m so Fk’in stoked…….All the medical patients need to support this.

    Learn how to start your own Medical Marijuana Collective like we did and you’ll quickly change things around in your area.

    I found a very good guide to start off with here:
    http://medicalcannabisinstitute.com/store/index.html

    Lets all Legally Over Grow the Government!!!!!

    Grow Grow Grow!!!!

  12. Holy smokes! In todays local paper, The Oregonian, Tobacco plant to save the farmers with Biofuel. OMG! Seems that Mr. Gore has found a way, from researchers, to use the toxic deadly plant, one needing large amouts of fertilizer, and has deep traditional family pockets to keep afloat. Well done, Mr. Gore. My memory serves me that only government qualified farmers are allowed to grow tobacco? This would greatly benenfit the family, Darling. Hemp- Large Biomass, no fertilizers, no family history. Shucks!

    The Rev.sLeezy
    The Universal Life Church of the Holy Smokes
    RAMP
    CAMP

  13. Holy Smokes! Now remember, the Dept. of Justice does not make the laws. It only enforces them. The DOJ should then realize that it has no say and cannot spend any money against the voters. “We don’t make the law, we only enforce it.” Anyone ever hear that phrase from LE when they were being arrested?

    Rev.sLeezy

  14. @J.W. – there will definitely be a lag, even if the ballot passes into law in november. There’ll be at least one more year of litigating and regulating. The current ballot is very broad and the state government will need to set-up additional laws to properly regulate the sale, taxing and licensing of marijuana. Though I do believe that once this ballot is passed, the first effect of it will be full decriminalization.
    Let’s go Cali, all Americans are watching and waiting.

    Free The Weed. Free The People.

  15. I have lived in Cali all my life and enjoy some of the best smoke in the world, I absolutely cannot wait till november. I may turn my house into a hotel, lol. I moved to Texas for 3 months and found out that 90 percent of the people i met smoked pot as well. And the other 10 percent didn’t because of their jobs, not because they didn’t like it. One thing for sure is layoffs are happening everywhere, and there is not one state who couldn’t use financial gain. Once California legalizes, other states are going to say “shit, why the hell did we wait so long,” because they can’t deny the numerous benefits from this god given, grow anywhere, plant.

  16. I’m going to start a list and I would like everyone to join so everyone who sees this can learn all the benefits from cannabis!

    Cannabis Benefits List:

    1) Medicine

    2) Economy

    3) Hemp

    You see where i am going with this, please add any benefit you can think of!!!!! thanks and god bless.

  17. 4) jobs
    5) 1 plant, many cures.
    6) hemp is stronger than cotton, and paper.
    7) Im gonna pack some LA confindential hash ; )

  18. the problem is that this whole law is about oaksterdam already having the cities approval to grow as much as they want and while the rest of us struggle with regulations were limited to 5×5 feeet and oaksetrdam with the blessing of the city gets to grow warehouses full and dominate what would be the new commercial growing industry, effectively forcing everybody out. im not voting for this, i support the cci with dennis peron.

  19. Prohibition is not a failure! For nearly a century the behind-the-scenes-powers that truly rule our government have made countless obscene fortunes by stripping the rights and property away from responsible cannabis users. Prohibition was never intended to protect the public. It was intended to finance the federal governments rise to power over the union of states that hired them and it has been a smashing success. I praise the states that have stood up and refused to let the fed continue its monopoly on the illicit drug market and I hope California, in true American spirit, takes this opportunity to spearhead the campaign to finally put the fed back in its place once and for all and show America what it truly means to live in a free country by the people and for the people.

  20. What moves mountains? A show of strength moves mountains! Strenght is numbers. Every King in history has feared the people rising against them. Numbers, numbers, numbers. All show and no go won’t work. We’ve got to vote. Vote, vote, vote. California
    must lead the way. Frankly…I like to make dust, not eat dust.

  21. I just want to say thank you to all the non-Californians supporting Cali. I have lived here all my life and grown up around cannabis and have seen first hand how it helps heal. The legalization of pot will pull Cali. out of the hole and provide millions of jobs. The government needs to pull there head out of there a#s and wake up and smell the ganja. Its time its not the early 1900′s this is 2010 and we are still afraid of a little weed, but the general public has no problem spending countless dollars on government controlled perscriptions. I personally have had three friends die from oxy cotton overdose GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED HEROIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Im so sick of seeing people die from shit they get from the doctor. Alcohol is one of the worst drugs and yet its legal. You dont see anyone smoking a joint and beating there wife or there children, or going and robbing stores. No there usually drunk or high crack or some form of prescription drug. We need to just legalize weed and stop imprisoning people for having minimal amounts of pot.

  22. The one question I have about it all is this:
    IF Cali legalizes it, and I think they will, so what?
    its still illegal on federal levels, still labeled as a narcotic, still a controlled substance.
    The MMJ has been a real pain in the ass to defend, and recently Holder did say that they would stop jerking around people who complied with MMJ laws, but that has not been 100%, and speaks on nothing to do with full out legalization by a STATE.
    So if it passes? so what? There are court battles over states right, but those have not been won yet, so does it actually do anything for legalization efforts when this passes?
    Brings it to national attention, I know, and that can not be bad, but if it passes, does it REALLY make it legal there?

  23. I used to live in Hollywood and am now stuck in Missouri – historically the biggest producer of cannabis.
    Although I’ve always dreamed of living in New York City and do not wish to move backwards in my geographic location, I will move back to California in a NEW YORK MINUTE if this legislation passes…
    Check out my iReports under VocalCitizen including my latest: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-429943

  24. Yeah but if the vote doesnt pass the legalization effort will suffer an serious setback

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