Californians will get to vote on legal recreational weed


#21

I’m still bitter that Northern growers campaigned against prop 19. Morally indefensible, no matter what nonsense excuses they came up with to try to convince people they weren’t just worried about profits. Fucking baptist and bootlegger coalitions.

At least this time around there are some other states to point to and say, look the sky didn’t fall. And they specifically expanded the prop language to take into account criticisms of prop 19. I’m a lot more optimistic this time.


#22

Bruh. Geez bruh. This a story about legalizing weed and you’re all harsh and shit. Simmer.


#23

I foresee this passing.

Wonder when the Federal Law will loosen up?

Will we ever get an administration that would try to “correct” states how have legalized it.

I wish my state would. I’d like to see if it would help with chronic pain.


#24

We already know it helps a great deal with lack-of-chronic pain, so it seems like it would follow…


#25

It also greatly enhances the viewing pleasure of many programs and movies that would be unbearable to watch sober.


#26

I hate, hate, hate the term “pot” as referring to cannabis. It IMO sounds stupid. And it is, if I am not mistaken, short for “potion” when cannabis is hardly ever prepared or consumed as a potion.


#27

He’s not very nice in private, either.


#28

My understanding is that “pot” is a short for potiguaya (spanish) from potación de guaya - marijuana buds steeped in alcohol. In rural Mexico, it’s quite common to find potiguaya in the home being used like we use bengay to relax and sooth sore muscles or sipped for stomach pain and nausea. Many homes have a plant in the yard just for making potiguaya.


#29

Wasn’t “marijuana” invented by early drug warriors?


#30

Good!

The sooner this nonsense is behind us the better


#31

It’s entirely unclear to me that big money special interests will prevail in 2016. Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon are not foundering in misery & depravity due to legalization. The non-event nature of legalization in these states makes most anti-legalization arguments look asinine… or blatantly self-interested.

California is yuge!, and newsworthy because of it, but a legalization initiative is also up for vote in neighboring Nevada. Does anyone know the status of other state-level legalization pushes?


#32

Yep.

“Marijuana is the most violence-causing drug in the history of mankind… Most marijuana smokers are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage.” —Harry Anslinger, from Marijuana: Assassin of Youth (1937) [source]

Anslinger was the director of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics from 1930 to 1962 and spearheaded the campaign to impose a federal ban on cannabis.


#33

I believe it made cannabis sound more menacingly foreign


#34

It first appears in the English language in Hubert Howe Bancroft’s The Native Races of the Pacific States of North America (1873).
The “mexican” etymology Anslinger liked to push in the 1930’s was a false one. The word likely originates from the Chinese for hemp seed flower - ma ren hua or possibly from mejorana.


#35

Oh, definitely. His popularization of the term (from Spanish marihuana) [see @anotherone’s post just above on its actual etymology] was a deliberate tactic in his efforts to get it banned.


#36

I just want to know what the fuck ‘cake feet’ means.


#37

Chart from the ballotpedia page:

I always wonder, do most rank and file really vote according to union endorsements? I could give fuck all how how my union president wants me to vote.


#38

Not to me they don’t!


#39

It will be interesting to see just what kinds of moralistic handwringing will be used by the anti- side. In Oregon they tried to claim that people would be giving out edibles as Halloween candy. It was pointed out by a lot of people that no one would be doing that because edibles are expensive.

So far the only “Refer Madness” I have seen is from the people who want to ban it.

“Save the hypothetical children!”


#40

Good for you, southerners!