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Re: “Oakland-Based Amanda Reiman With Drug Policy Alliance Discusses Prop. 64, Legalization, and What's Next

Good job, Ms Reiman! You say:

>>>" Legalization in California is a necessary step toward ending prohibition on the federal level."

Exactly. Prop 64 not only frees Californians, but the whole country - and most of the planet!

Posted by John Thomas on 11/01/2016 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Prop. 64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll

@Lief Bierer

Prop 64 improves things exponentially for everyone, including patients. - Most people exaggerate the small protection given by Prop 215. It does not make marijuana possession legal, and does not prevent ticketing arrest and jail. - It is ONLY an affirmative defense that can be used in court after you are arrested and it may or may not work.

Prop 64 ends all illegality of one ounce of marijuana and six plants growing in the home. That changes everything. It will cause the police not to care or be interested in anyone's marijuana.

As for disabled, needy veterans, under Prop 64, you can give any adult over 21 up to an ounce also. I'm sure there are plenty of people - in the industry and out - who would happily fill that need.

Posted by John Thomas on 10/24/2016 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Prop. 64 Rolls Out New Ads, No on 64 Touts Unfavorable New Poll

@DankDave the Deceiver

lol - It's so easy to debunk your lies. - You should take your own advice. From BallotPedia:

>>>"Revenue from the two taxes would be deposited in a new California Marijuana Tax Fund. First, the revenue would be used to cover costs of administrating and enforcing the measure. Next, it would be distributed to drug research, treatment, and enforcement, including:[1]

$2 million per year to the UC San Diego Center for Medical Cannabis Research to study medical marijuana.
$10 million per year for 11 years for public California universities to research and evaluate the implementation and impact of Proposition 64. Researchers would make policy-change recommendations to the California Legislature and California Governor.
$3 million annually for five years to the Department of the California Highway Patrol for developing protocols to determine whether a vehicle driver is impaired due to marijuana consumption.
$10 million, increasing each year by $10 million until settling at $50 million in 2022, for grants to local health departments and community-based nonprofits supporting "job placement, mental health treatment, substance use disorder treatment, system navigation services, legal services to address barriers to reentry, and linkages to medical care for communities disproportionately affected by past federal and state drug policies."
The remaining revenue would be distributed as follows:[1]

60 percent to youth programs, including drug education, prevention, and treatment.
20 percent to prevent and alleviate environmental damage from illegal marijuana producers.
20 percent to programs designed to reduce driving under the influence of marijuana and a grant program designed to reduce negative impacts on health or safety resulting from the proposition.

Posted by John Thomas on 10/23/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “The Richest One Percent Moves to Kill Medical Marijuana in Florida — Again

Dawn Marie Jobe --- You say:

>>>"Sean Parker, Soros and other 1%ers are trying to steal medical cannabis from patients in your own state"

Nonsense. - Ending the insane, vicious marijuana prohibition is the best thing that can happen for medical marijuana patients as well. We owe everyone connected to AUMA a great debt of gratitude!

You sound like one of the GGAL - greedy growers against legalization - that want to keep their "precious" customers in chains so they can continue with their quasi-monopolies, outrageously high prices and no accountability for the quality of their product.

Posted by John Thomas on 05/02/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Dubious Stock Pitched As California Marijuana Legalization ‘Campaign Donation’; Our Rating: Sell

@Bruce Cohen

So what does Cannabis Sativa, Inc. have to do with Kush, Inc.?

Posted by John Thomas on 03/15/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Dubious Stock Pitched As California Marijuana Legalization ‘Campaign Donation’; Our Rating: Sell

@Bruce Cohen

>>>"Those shares can't be traded for six months after their date of issue."

Since voting day is less than 8 months away, what good will that do MCLR? - Their most crucial need is money to gather signatures to get on the ballot. It's too little, too late. - If they wanted to make a serious contribution, they should have just done it with cash.

Posted by John Thomas on 03/14/2016 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Dubious Stock Pitched As California Marijuana Legalization ‘Campaign Donation’; Our Rating: Sell

Rupert Baxter - Absolutely right. - That's why I said it would be okay with most consumers if the state grew and sold all the marijuana. - The incredibly important thing is stopping all punishment of consumers. - AUMA does that, and will likely end the fraudulent federal prohibition as well.

Thanks for speaking out for consumers and freedom lovers! - It's refreshing after hearing the GGAL lying to fool consumers into voting against their own freedom.

Posted by John Thomas on 03/12/2016 at 11:19 AM

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