“In fact, Proposition 19 appears to be capable of undoing all the work those promoting medical marijuana have done to enable patients to receive their medication without suffering consequences under California’s criminal laws.”
A discussion of California’s marijuana initiative took an all too familiar turn when Marc and Jodie Emery assaulted Dragonfly De La Luz on Facebook this past Saturday. While shooting the messenger rather than the message is standard operating procedure for the proponents of California’s Proposition 19, this particular exchange marks an all time low.
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
Proponents of California’s Regulate Control and Tax Cannabis 2010 Initiative (Prop. 19) claim it will have no effect on California’s medical marijuana laws, that it “explicitly upholds the rights of medical marijuana patients”. The language of the initiative says otherwise.