Prop19 and the buzzkiller Eric Holder

October 18, 2010

(ChattahBox Op/Ed News) – Cali, you thought you could have it all. You thought you could have your blunt and smoke it too. You and your buds, Spicoli and The Dude thought that soon you’re going to be able to get stoned legally. While the rest of had to slink around in the shadows like a televangelist lurking in the red light district, you were going to be baking in the sun. Just three weeks before those you who remember to vote, the Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder, announced in a press conference that even if you pass proposition¬† 19, “big brother” is still coming after you.If you haven’t been paying attention you wouldn’t be alone. Proposition 19 allows for individuals to legally possess one ounce of marijuana and that cities can authorize the sale of marijuana and of course tax it. If nobody cared why did Holder have to play Mr. Hand to your Spicoli? Bummer.

Listen, don’t be so bummed, prop 19 doesn’t look like it’s going to pass. It’s trailing 10 points in a recent poll, but even if you get busted it’s nothing to sweat over. The Terminator recently signed a law making possession of one ounce of pot a misdemeanor punishable with a ticket and a small fine.

I know why you’re looking at me like that, Cali. it makes no sense. Holder had no real reason for the announcement. Prop 19 was barely a blip on the nation’s radar. With the exception of California and jam band followers nobody was talking about it. Sure Mexico was unhappy but we really don’t care what they have to say. As long as Cancun is open and it’s always happy hour we’re good. Then there was the nine former heads of the DEA who stated their opposition publicly but what else are they gonna do? It was their jobs to keep you separated from your weed. Some of them still make a little cash speaking at VFWs and county Republican fundraisers. They are not about to ruin their gravy train over your freedom to use. So I’m just as confused as you are dude. Weird things happen close to elections.

Don’t worry, Braw, things are trending in your way. Eighty precent of us support medical marijuana and fourteen states have already made it legal. And did you know that almost half of Americans support decriminalizing weed altogether?¬† Oh, you’re not impressed? Let me break it down for you. Once it’s legal to hold across the country, you’ll be able to follow Phish on their next tour without worry.

In the meantime get organized and don’t worry about Holder. No, I meant Eric Holder I didn’t say that I was holding. Focus, Cali, focus, I’m giving you pearls here. Get organized and if you fail this election don’t give up. Eventually America will wise up to the fact that it’s an absolute waste of taxpayer money to criminalize an activity that is no less harmful than alcohol.

One last tip, fire one up, order a pizza and whatever you do, don’t forget to vote in November. What was that? Yes, this November.


Comments

12 Responses to “Prop19 and the buzzkiller Eric Holder”

  1. Prop19 and the buzzkiller Eric Holder - WeedTRACKER on October 18th, 2010 7:00 am

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  2. echo134 on October 18th, 2010 8:58 am

    prop19 is not losing where did you get your info. from?

  3. Bear on October 18th, 2010 9:17 am

    The author clearly links to the source of that info where it says ’10 points.’ And btw that’s not good news to me, just what is being reported.

  4. echo134 on October 18th, 2010 9:36 am

    that poll is b/s last i checked it was 48 winning 41losing

  5. Bear on October 18th, 2010 9:53 am

    Well I hope the poll you saw is right!

  6. Larry Clement on October 18th, 2010 10:17 am

    I think the government needs to do some serious studying of the long term effects of marijuana. There’s a good way they can do that within a short period of time; find pot heads from across the country who has been smoking weed for many, many years. Hey, Maybe Willie Nelson won’t mind participating, or Bill Meier.

    They would find that even though it might cause someone to feel unmotivated at times to do any meaningful work; they will also find that many of the long term users are successful, responsible people. That means they are also people who know when to smoke and when not to; like before you need to go to work.

    Show me an alcoholic that has drank for years and I’ll show you a useless individual that has more problems than they know what to do with and has some very serious social issues. Then, show me a long time pot head and I’ll show you someone who has got a level enough head on their shoulders to stay away from the heavier drugs, especially alcohol. Of course there’s always exceptions to the rule but this is what it’s really about.

    Eventually, marijuana will be legal. It’s too bad that the country can’t see clear for that right now because all governments; local, state and federal; could sure use the money from taxing it. Plus all the money they’d save from not having to enforce laws and imprison people over it. In other words; it’s a huge cash cow.

    I’m really surprised the Republican party; as money hungry as they are; haven’t found a way to get around the issues of legalizing marijuana and made it one of their platform. But then; they seem more interested in protecting big corporations and the rich, than solving our financial problems.

    I don’t know how long it will take for weed to become completely legal; probably within the next ten years. Once the federal government makes it legal, it will probably be left up to the states, like alcohol; to decide to legalize it or not. The states then will all eventually legalize it once they realize the revenue they’re missing out on.

    I do believe it will be good for society, mainly because less people will turn to alcohol for relief from the daily stresses of life, and instead turn to weed, which is less addictive and will cause less social problems.

    Maybe Barack Obama will surprise us and if he wins a second term and becomes a lame duck president, he’ll go ahead and legalize it. Wishful thinking at least.

  7. C on October 18th, 2010 2:01 pm

    Prop 19 leads in all automated polls.

  8. docj on October 18th, 2010 3:00 pm

    who wrote this article? rather than trying to be smug and comedic, why don’t YOU focus. Your article has so many incorrect assumptions, convoluted grammar , and sentence construction, who can take you seriously. enjoy your bud on your own time, but separate leisure activity from professional pursuits.

  9. Kyle on October 18th, 2010 4:06 pm

    Prop 19 is trailing, huh?

    http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/marijuana/pot-legalization-prop-19-polls/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Proposition_19_(2010)#History

    It’s close, but they are within the MoEs…we’ll see come Nov 2

  10. gmk on October 18th, 2010 4:23 pm

    You’re going by the Reuters/Ipso poll? That is the ONLY poll that shows 19 losing. All the rest say the opposite. The Reuters poll used a sample of only 500 people, half Republican and half Democrat. All the other polls use a much larger sample. The Reuters poll has been out of step with all the rest of the polling going back to June and before.

    Passing 19 will accomplish NULLIFICATION! By keeping our state and local law enforcement from assisting the federal govt., it effectively nullifies the federal law, because they do not have the resources to back it up. Federal law depends on local law enforcement to back them up. No backup – no enforcement.

    This is how the states pressured the federal govt. to repeal alcohol prohibition too. Individual states repealed their own prohibition laws, leaving it all to the feds. History is repeating itself.

  11. shayne on October 20th, 2010 7:05 pm

    good points guys, in retrospect I should’ve added or referenced the other polls.

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