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  • Cannabis

    It would be great if we could get this on TV in California. A media buy like that would be very expensive, though.

  • Fallibilist

    That ad gave me epilepsy.

    Try this one instead. See if you don’t think it’s far superior.

  • Fallibilist

    What went wrong with that link. Click here or cut-and-paste this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcHofOGgXmw

  • darkcycle

    That first one, with the liquor store clerk juxtaposed with the dealers on the couch with the shades drawn in the middle of the day…I’ve watched it four times. Friggin’ perfect. BTW, Where did they find those dudes?! they’re the same dudes I used to score from in high school! I’ve been looking for them for years! Ever since that day I went to score and found the house mysteriosly empty….was it something I said…? Ha!

  • If I had a rocket launcher

    That second one made me laugh the way the ‘drug dealer’ dismissed the kid with a wave of his hand after supplying the cannabis. Off with you boy! and don’t come back without more money!

    I’ve been pondering the genius of the people that wrote up Prop 19. It certainly is amusing to me to get to ask the know nothings why they prefer to let people who sell to the underaged have a more lenient penalty and no guarantee of incarceration for those who do so. So far there haven’t been any know nothings who have even tried to ‘splain it to me.

  • Just me.

    10 Day !! Oh the butter flies !! Let freedom rings…loudly !!

  • Ripmeupacuppa

    There are a bunch of folks here desperately in need of some education: http://cjonline.com/opinion/2010-10-21/letter_drug_war_lost

  • claygooding

    Dueling polls are coming out of every nook and cranny.
    Person/person polls show no’s leading,poll-bots show yes leading.

    Another press conference on Prop 19 from the NAACP with another study showing disparity in racial arrest data,
    LEAP was also there with them with some comments on the problem being more than just a CA problem as it is the same nationwide.

    It is heating up as Men’s Warehouse owner kicked in $50,000 as we come down to the wire,that has to help.

    The prohibs started a radio ad campaign.

    It’s too bad someone can;t get “Should be legalized”
    played on all the progressive stations, .

  • permanentilt

    The first one is way better. Really great add. Second one was too hokey and contrived.

  • Paul

    Men’s Warehouse gave 50K? I’ll have to remember to shop there.

    I liked the second ad better. It gets to the point very quickly. It was also funny seeing how pleased both of them were with the transaction.

  • DdC

    Time for the Fed DEAd to awaken from their wet dream… We can invest in America or Multinational Private Prison Industries. Clean the environment while earning good wages. Have a safer alternative to the options available. How can any sane person condemn, let alone jail a dying patient for relieving symptoms of various diseases? Un-American activities. Terrorizing sick people in the name of protecting kids… Obstruct, divert and lie to maintain dysfunction. Sinking the country deeper in debt paying the Ganjawar profiteers. Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness filed beside the Bill of Rights in the Smithsonian archives of once upon a time. 19 is getting people talking in the grocery store along with the Giants winning the pennant. That ole fat lady has a beautiful voice singing her heart out for Ganja Peace.

    Interested Parties Await Outcome of MJ Measure
    CN Source: New York Times By Zusha Elins October 23, 2010

    Leslie Hennessy, owner of Hennessy’s Wines & Specialty Foods in San Francisco, waved his hand over a glass case that sits next to his cash register, across from the deli section where he sells cheeses, gourmet salads and olives.

    Inside the case were colorful boxes of Macanudo and Romeo y Julieta cigars. But Mr. Hennessy imagines that the case will soon contain another smokable product — marijuana, packaged attractively because “a rolled up joint in a baggy isn’t going to do it,” he said.

    “It would be very similar to the way we sell cigars, where it’s humidity controlled, where it’s under lock and key and there are certain times when it would be sold,” said Mr. Hennessy, 63, who markets his own wine and once led the California Retail Liquor Dealers Association.

    Mr. Hennessy said that he had even begun to negotiate prices with marijuana suppliers. continued…

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    http://tinyurl.com/ArmaniHemp

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  • Kevin Pham

    Thanks for posting my commercial, I’m the creator of the second one. I am a 20 year old student. Prop 19’s proposed legal age is 21. Yes, I’ve known that all along.

    • Thanks for making the ad, Kevin. You’re part of that wonderful group of young people who knows that they are supporting a proposition that unfairly excludes them, and yet sees the bigger picture and the critical need to end prohibition, and is willing to work to make it happen.

      My hat’s off to you!