“Why now?” That is the question everyone is asking since Leland Cole announced yesterday afternoon on Facebook that Dennis Peron had been raided at his home in San Francisco. Peron said that while there were 15 narcs and they battered down 5 doors, they didn’t rough him up. Peron notes that Wednesday was the anniversary of the raid of The San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in 1996.
These tables provide a look at marijuana sales and tax revenue for past, present, and proposed levels of production and taxation as given by the Business Tax and Revenue Division of Oakland, California. Total sales and tax revenues are shown for retail marijuana price levels ranging from $38 per ounce to $500 per ounce.
Tom Ammiano brings a glimmer of honesty to the debate with his figure of “more than 61,000 Californians arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2008 alone”.
“However, it is important to note that this statistic does not refer to any arrest demographic that the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Initiative would affect,” declares Dragonfly
When she signed the ballot argument against Proposition 19, which states that the marijuana initiative “makes no changes either way in the medical marijuana laws”, did Senator Diane Feinstein save California’s Prop. 215?