Monday, October 19, 2009
Is California Going to Pot?
"A majority of Californians in recent polls say the state should legalize marijuana. What pot proponents can't agree on is how soon voters will really be ready to approve legalization. ... While pot is already widely available under the state's medical-marijuana laws, and an April Field Poll found that 56% of Californians would support legalizing and taxing marijuana sales to help with the state's budget crisis, there is a significant anti-legalization lobby that is gearing up to fight any pot proposition. ... Law-enforcement groups who campaigned against [Proposition 5] are ready to battle any new marijuana initiative [John Lovell] said", Stu Woo at the WSJ, 3 October 2009, link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125452817069360889.html.
To hell with the law enforcers. Legalizing pot might make them focus their attention on real crime, like murder, robbery, rape and such.