" Prop 19 failed 53-47, and pot advocates are determined not to run another initiative in an "off-year" election, likely putting ballot-box legalization off for four years.
"2016 is a presidential election year, which brings out more of the youth vote we need," said Amanda Reiman, who heads up the Drug Policy Alliance's marijuana reform in California. "
THAT IS THE STINKIEST BULLSHIT !!
the problem was not "an "off-year" election",
the problem was that Prop 19 was a BULLSHIT INNITIATIVE, that gave away too much to the prohibitionists, to try to "win them over".
so, what the fuck happened to the 2012 'ON-YEAR' INNITIATIVE in CALIFORNIA ???
IT WAS TOO GOOD,
(no stupid one ounce limits, no giving away our driving rights automatically, without even a field sobriety test)
SO IT WAS NOT SUPPORTED AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN by NORML and drug policy alliance.
and yet a stinker like Prop 19 got a shitload of press coverage.
i FORMALLY accuse NORML and drug policy alliance of attempting small, slow, incremental changes to the law,
THAT WILL NEVER, EVER, RESULT IN FULL LEGALIZATION,
when the law must simply be OVERTURNED, IN TOTAL.
just like we did with alcohol prohibition.
if NORML and drug policy alliance was in charge of ending alcohol prohibition, beer and wine would be legal, up to 20 ounces, and no booze or wine coolers.
(the 'L' in 'NORML' does NOT stand for LEGALIZATION, by the way.)