We, the PEOPLE, vote our will. Our will becomes the LAW. We pay taxes. Taxes are where cops salaries come from. We pay cops to protect and serve US. It is not up to cops to make their own laws that they think to impose on the people, their employer. We don't care what cops think or want. They have overstepped their bounds. They don't believe medical marijuana "exists"?? It exists -- we KNOW it does exist. Cops are not paid to believe our laws; cops are paid to enforce the laws WE want. End of story.
We've clearly made progress getting Marijuana closer to the totally legal status it should have been decades ago -- always should have been, really. It is still dragging along way more slowly than it should be. The Netherlands is the most progressive corner of the world -- that is where every country in the world by now ought to be: butting out of citizens' private lives and decisions. Had it not been for the forbidden fruit aspect, drugs never would have enjoyed popularity at such levels. The fun police would have had what they claim to want if they just would have shut the hell up.
I hated Prop. 19, which was bad for medical marijuana patients, but I like this initiative a lot. The ten percent limit is on excise (manufacturers') taxes only, and the state can still tax "euphoric" marijuana retail sales like it taxes beer and wine. Meanwhile, marijuana as medicine will continue to be provided via a not-for-profit system with no taxes on its distribution.
Forget the tax issue anyway; this initiative is about a lot more than raising taxes from the sale of recreational marijuana. It's about letting people grow industrial hemp, which ultimately will reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce greenhouse gases, and provide California with more jobs and more revenue.
In 1937, just as the federal government made cannabis (which included not only marijuana but industrial hemp) illegal in order to benefit special interests (wood pulp and fossil fuels as paper and textile sources), Popular Mechanics was running a lead story: "Hemp, the Billion Dollar Crop" because of the recent invention of a machine, the decorticator, to separate hemp fibers from the other plant materials. Like the cotton gin, it would have revolutionized paper and textile production from hemp -- which is why William Randolph Hearst, owner of wood lots, and the Duponts, who'd just invented textiles made from fossil fuels, plotted to make hemp illegal by demonizing "marijuana."
One of the biggest markets will be for hemp seeds, to be used to grow hemp world wide and for hemp oil to be used in a multitude of ways. California will be a great location for producing industrial hemp seed and for creating lots of new products using it. Therefore, deccriminalizing cannabis will provide a lot more than taxes from the sale of recreational marijuana, but lots of jobs related to ALL cannabis being decriminalized.
Plus, this initiative will allow non-violent state prisoners in prison for most cannabis-related crimes to apply for release, saving lots on money and helping deal with our prison overcrowding issues.
Actually the limit is 10% on excise tax but not including sales tax!
The LAO has estimated hundreds of millions of dollars will be generated through the commercial sales of cannabis !
Plus, this Initiative creates a hemp industry- where farmers can grow the number one renewable resource!
It allows farmers to grow a plant that has over 10,000 uses and from which 50,000 commercial products can be made!
I have a family member who was just diagnosed with Creutzfeld-Jakob disease and their telling him there's nothing they can do, I came across this article. I was wondering if anyone has any information on how cannabis is used to treat CJD?
I'm pro legalization but the tax clause of this initiative limits all tax on cannabis to 10% and half must go toward cannabis product research and development. The cannabis industry does not need to be subsidized by tax proceeds. There will be plenty of incentive and capital in the industry to handle R&D. I'd like to see a tax rate around 20% with most going to education and social services.
Please, Bay Area and Beyond- Help us get CCHI 2014 on the ballot!
Now folks, this article is just an introduction to the subject of Jack Herer's Initiative!
Please take the time, when u can, to watch this whole video of Jack explaining his Initiative and how to get a good signature!
We are carrying on Jack Herer's wishes to put a 100% end to the prohibition of Cannabis Hemp and the time has never been better!
Here is the historical overview of the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative since its inception in 1990!
Power to the People!
Thank You for covering this campaign as we are building momentum and getting tremendous feedback and response from the mainstream California public!
It is articles like this that have helped us get our word out to millions and from the spread of information comes action!
This Initiative was written by Jack Herer, and others, and it was his dream for this Initiative to make the ballot!
U are 100% correct- it will take a Miracle- in that we need to empower people to Go out and get this on the ballot with or without the money!
If 3,000 activists go out and gather only 250 signautres a piece by mid Feb 2014, we can gross over 750,000 signatures!
We can Create a Miracle through taking direct action! We also can raise money through small or large donations, as 2014 is the Perfect Time to push for 100% Relegalization!
Our response has been unbelievable as more and more find out about this all grassroots effort!
It was the Honorable jack Herer who wrote this CCHI 2014 dating to 1990 in its inception!
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This person needs GOHO! https://www.facebook.com/pages/GOHO/110396725768376
RSO's are made by so many people you just don't know what your getting or if it was made in clean conditions. Youtube how to make RSO and look around the area that they are making in, many times you will see a very dirty work area including cannabis material laying on a washing machine, or next to pet dishes.
The 94618 covers the Rockridge/Upper Rockridge area as well as part of Piedmont, CA. Not sure if this report excludes Piedmont from their statistics, but I would assume so. Piedmont and Oakland actually share 3 zip codes: 94618, 94610 and 94611. Also keep in mind they are averaging numbers and if you live in Oakland you know that area within a neighborhood can have an impact on price. Lisa Cartolano, Alain Pinel Realtors. BRE 01715440 www.ViewOaklandHomesBlog.com
That's right, Legalization in California by year 2014. The signature campaign starts October 1st and is being headed by the California Cannabis Hemp Initiative of 2014. We where successful with Prop 215 and we will be Win with CCHI 2014
The cure is cannabis oil! Not the smoked flower. And u need alot of it, most likely a half gram of oil every day, for 90 days minimum .taken in small doses throughout the day. About the size of a piece of rice. You swallow it or you can rub it allover the wound. SEARCh Google for... RUN FROM THE CURE:THE RICK SIMPSON STORY.
Who ever reads this will know who r the pot smokers
It may good those who r not subjected to the down side such as the onset of schizophrenia I do not have a problem with it but I know all to well pot has a downside while pot itself does not killed the damage it can do is heart breaking for those who's loved one have a drug induced mental illness such as schizophrenia dont get me wrong it is fabulous for pain relief for those who unfortunately get cancer and as was said earlier someone should have gone to doctor before it got that bad
My fiance is in prison and he has had it for three months and they are not treating it properly so he will most likely die
This is to get the area de-sensitized to military police action in urban setting and Martial Law will test-run.
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