THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PROP. 19!
I recommend reading the CANNABIS HEMP & HEALTH INITIATIVE (also known as the Jack Herer Initiative) in its entirety for yourself. (http://youthfederation.com/cchhi2012.html) It seeks placement on the ballot for 2012. CCHHI is our true chance for full legalization. Here are some of the highlights of CCHHI:
--The freedom to grow up to 99 plants-—per adult, 21 years of age and older—-for personal use. (Prop. 19 allows only what you and your roommates can fit in a 5'x5' space--3-6 plants--because that grow allotment is per residence, not per person).
--Cannabis taxes shall not exceed $10.00 per ounce. (Richard Lee said the "recommended" tax for legalized cannabis will be $50, although other researchers estimate it could be more in the neighborhood of $70 per ounce.)
--The freedom to distribute cannabis among adults without a license. (Prop. 19 prohibits distributing cannabis except for those who manage to obtain a prohibitively expensive license.)
--The cost of a commercial license shall not exceed $1,000. (The cost for a commercial cannabis vending license in Oakland, epicenter of Prop. 19, just jumped to $60,000 per year. A commercial grow license is a whopping $211,000 per year.)
--Drug-testing for cannabis would not be required for employment or insurance.
--No cannabis tax revenue will be allowed to assist law enforcement. (Prop. 19 specifically allows for marijuana tax revenue to fund law enforcement.)
These are a few highlights from the California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative, also known as the Jack Herer Initiative, that seeks placement on the ballot in 2012. If you have any doubts about supporting Prop. 19 or the motives behind it, but thought it was our only option, now you know you have a choice.
It's not "now or never," as some Prop. 19 backers would have you believe. Don't be fooled by Prop. 19 supporters who say that we can vote in Prop. 19, and then vote in a better initiative later. Here's why:
Although 2012 will offer us a brilliant alternative with the CCHHI/Jack Herer Initiative, the more likely scenario is that by that time, big cannabis corporations will have all the money, power, and influence they need to thwart any challenge to their monopoly. What do you suppose are the chances of voting in an initiative like CCHHI--that emphasizes personal freedom over corporations and seeks to fully legalize possession, cultivation, and distribution of marijuana--after the cannabis corporations just spent two years multiplying their millions legally under the monopoly Prop. 19 creates, keeping everyone else out of the market, and making it illegal for you to buy your weed from anyone but them? There IS no chance. For this reason, WE CANNOT VOTE FOR PROP. 19 NOW AND THEN VOTE FOR CCHHI IN 2012 TO REPLACE IT. Because if Prop. 19 gets voted in, then once it's in, big cannabis corporations will make sure it stays in, and that it continues to serve them and not the people.
This is not our only chance to vote yes to legalization, but it may be our only chance to vote no to the corporatization of cannabis.
VOTE NO on 19 and YES to CCHHI in 2012!
Petitions will go out this November, so if you think the Jack Herer Initiative is a better alternative to Prop. 19, be sure to sign them! For more on CCHHI, go to:
this blog takes an intelligent approach to evaluating the 2010 tax cannabis initiative proposed for california's november ballot. STONER BEWARE: this initiative is NOT what you think it is. if you are passionate about marijuana and legalization, read this blog and see what the initiative really says. then just vote KNOW.
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- THE MONSANTO CONNECTION: GEORGE SOROS DONATES $1M TO PROP. 19 CAMPAIGN: WHY GEORGE SOROS WANTS MARIJUANA LEGALIZED
- LEGALIZE IT, DON’T CORPORATIZE IT!
- STUDENTS AND PROP. 19: JAIL TIME AND LOSS OF FINANCIAL AID
- ATTORNEY SAYS Dragonfly Is Correct About Prop. 19’s Impact on Patients
- An Alternative to Prop 19: CCHHI (A Comparison)
- READ THIS BEFORE YOU VOTE: PROP. 19, A PANDORA’S BOX OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
An Alternative to Prop 19: CCHHI (A Comparison)
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This makes ALOT more sense than Prop.19. When will people wake up ? They want to be taxed 1000's on their grow space and buy shitty weed ? Say goodbye to ALL the towns/cities north of Bodega Bay to the Oregon border. Where the BEST MEDICAL MARIJUANA comes from. That supplys California's patients. This is ONE time I hope the Republicans come out in FULL FORCE !!! LEGALIZE AND DECRIMINALIZE. Prop.19 DOES NOT do that. It only pads a few peoples wallets...ReplyDelete
Oh christ, what a shit storm. Spread the word, people!ReplyDelete
Right on Dan ! Well done and a good job separating The Jack Herer Initiative from Prop 19 ! The bulk of this will make a great one page event handout.ReplyDelete
thanks, steven! but i'm not dan! i'm dragonfly! :)ReplyDelete
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