June 30, 2016
“You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana is Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob, what is the matter with them?” -President Richard Nixon to his top aide, H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, 1971
Every time I come out against marijuana legalization I get a bunch of crap in the comments section.
But I just don’t see any actual benefit to this, and then I see all of the Jews behind it. The arguments for legalization are all “well it doesn’t really do anything all that bad,” but no one really argues that it does anything good.
And besides, it isn’t like it is hard to get right now. In fact, potheads in Denver have complained that after legalization, it became more expensive.
After about a year gathering signatures, the campaign to legalize marijuana for recreational use will turn in more than 200,000 signatures Thursday to get its initiative on Arizona’s Nov. 8 statewide ballot.
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol needs at least 150,000 signatures to get on the ballot. Campaign officials will hold a news conference Thursday, where they will submit their signatures to secretary of state officials. Those signatures must then be verified by election officials to ensure enough signatures are valid.
The initiative would ask Arizona voters to legalize marijuana for recreational use and establish a network of licensed cannabis shops that would tax sales of the drug.
The campaign is pitting top elected officials, many law-enforcement officials and the business community against supporters of marijuana — including dispensaries and businesses that have flourished since voters in 2010 approved marijuana for medicinal use.
Under the proposed Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, adults 21 and older could possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes without obtaining licenses, as long as the plants are in a secure area.
It would also create a distribution system similar to Colorado’s, where licensed businesses produce and sell marijuana.
…By 2020, according to the analysis, $27.8 million would go to K-12 public schools for operating costs and another $27.8 million would go to schools to help pay for full-day kindergarten.
Yeah, but what are these kindergarteners going to learn when they’re stoned out of their minds?
Anyway, I do support decriminalization, but I think it should remain illegal. Legalizing it just gets people who wouldn’t otherwise be smoking it smoking it and I don’t see how that can be construed as a good thing.