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League of United Latin American Citizens endorses Prop 19

Via Stop the Drug War. League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) of California supports Prop 19. Another good endorsement to go along with the California NAACP, the National Black Police Association, and the Latino Voters League.

“The current prohibition laws are not working for Latinos, nor for society as a whole,” said Argentina Dávila-Luévano, California LULAC State Director. “Far too many of our brothers and sisters are getting caught in the cross-fire of gang wars here in California and the cartel wars south of our border. It’s time to end prohibition, put violent, organized criminals out of business and bring marijuana under the control of the law.”

For an ugly and ignorant reaction to this news, read Dennis Romero.

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7 comments to League of United Latin American Citizens endorses Prop 19

  • Just me.

    Dennis Romero :Call us stupid (and we know you will), but when medical marijuana dispensaries started to blossom like a bud in the Humboldt sun, violence related to pot increased — and it seems to us the cartels are plenty busy sending serious weight across the border.

    This guys is very short sighted. Of course , violence might got up in short term…thats because its still illegal. Once ALL of America can grow their own, the cartels will be out of the cannabis buisness. Once everyone can have their own grow plot..there wont be any reason to rob others of their cannabis. Why is this so hard to understand for some. Dennis acts as if latinos shouldnt try to stop whats going on in America and Mexico…this is about greed, racism and control by an out of control government….It has to end.

    Ok ,enough of my ranting. With all these groups joining the fight…it wont be long and we can all(the rest of the states) can remove these shackles of bondage.
    This is our revolution! Let it begin!

  • claygooding

    More nails in the coffin of prohibition. Does anyone have any of the political cartoons from alcohol prohibition?
    They would be great to add to posts.

  • malcolmkyle

    Prohibition cartoons: http://tinyurl.com/388j9w2

  • Sardonnas

    Link
    IMHO shows the situation the best

  • STJEPAN

    DRUG

    PUT IN A DANGEROUS ADDICTION

    For the first time drugs are usually tempted out of curiosity or at the urging of friends. Think you pay to enter into such a risk. Consequences, in which more later, you can not influence, can be very difficult

    So what, one will not hurt my joints. I want to know what it is actually how you feel, what you experience …
    Seemingly harmless curiosity, however, may be just the first step in a world of drugs. And how it looks, it probably already know from numerous newspaper articles, television documentaries, movies, confessions of people who live in this hell, or are still lucky enough to escape from it. The number of drug addicts in our country grows, so are larger and able to find in a society where someone will offer a ‘grass’, or at least arouse curiosity in you. The real answer is: thanks, I would not. Of course, the final decision is up to you, but it is wise to keep in mind what you can say about it and advise parents, teachers, doctors, sociologists, and those who have experienced this in my own skin. And all it really refers to only one answer: No!
    And this despite the fact it was a so-called easy, or, perhaps, harder drugs. For every beginning, no matter how innocent and harmless done, can end tragically. The road was, as he describes the American expert Dr. Robert Schwebel, nearly always the same, runs through four phases. Suppose that you did not resist / resist the temptation of the first joint. To make the situation for you could develop further?

    FOUR STEPS TO HAZARDOUS
    First phase: test
    Drugs you take that tried / tasted its effects, or that it pushed on. Someone just that and left, but someone will reach out to drug and second, third, and who knows how many times.
    Second phase: increasing frequency of drug
    I tried / tasted you, maybe you like it, why not make more that way? And more often you take drugs in society, for good mood. Pushing on it and you spend more money, their pocket money. All of these still seem harmless, računaš that you can stop whenever you like. Is it really so?
    Phase Three: Habits
    For others, it is very easy to slip into the third phase. But very harmful and very dangerous. Become distracted / preoccupied with drugs. You take and why that would be easily worn / carried with life’s problems. But they also can not solve. Neglecting their daily tasks, you lose your breath at the school, staying free of old friends, your starting up a new company, a drug addict. Now it is difficult to give up. In short time you may stop taking drugs, but the first occasion, the first party, or the first run into a problem that, again and returns it. You become conscious / aware that what you’re doing is not good, but just not able to stop, what you destroy self-esteem even further.
    Fourth phase: dependence
    In this, the most dangerous and najštetnijoj stage, your life does not guard you, rather than drugs. She’s more important than anything, because of her neglecting everything else, without it no longer can. No chance to finish school, find or maintain your job. The drugs you no longer offers absolutely no satisfaction, but you just gotta take it. Pushing up in a vicious circle: the problems caused by the drugs you escape just getting the drug. It will take strength, will and persistence to get out of this izvučeš. Some will say that they can get away whenever they want, but life, facts and statistics have denied this. Do not believe them. Drug addiction manifests itself in all areas of life. Hero ignores the school work, late or not coming to school, gets worse all the grades, inappropriate behavior in the classroom. Changes to it in the social life, losing friends, and to tension and conflict comes in the family.

    The drug leaves deep marks on the body.
    Clear and all visible signs of drug use:
    1st Red eye.
    2nd Neglect of personal hygiene.
    3rd Losing weight (for some drugs).
    4th Sleep disorders.
    5th Fatigue or hyperactivity.
    Would you like to make it happen to you?

    EACH IS A DANGEROUS DRUG
    There are several types of drugs that act on man in different ways. Some drugs leave easier, some more serious consequences, but not harmless. Especially when it degenerates into a habit and addiction. It is not, therefore, not harmless or drug inhalation. Inhaling, smelling, ‘snifanjem’ of some volatile chemicals contained in articles for daily use, such as, for example, glue, there are various ‘artificial’ feelings, joy, happiness or fear. This intoxication, however, eventually becomes fatal. Come up with pain in the stomach, the body weak, and after a while the damaged nerves, liver, kidneys and the brain, there are problems with the heart. There have been cases that the ‘snifanje’ and caused choking. Thus, death. Scary, is not it?
    The most popular drugs, and some will even tell you harmless, marijuana. Grass, as they call it. It is dried Indian hemp, or its leaves and stalk. Taking it to relax, a great atmosphere for relaxed, to overcome anxiety. But, do not believe her! Permanent marijuana users are also becoming addicted, they change as people, their health is endangered. Smoking ‘grass’ irritate the lungs, can cause cancer just like smoking cigarettes. Cocaine, in any form, sniffing through the nose, smoking, or when dissolved in water and injected by injection, causes major health problems. For addicts, it has everything: food, beverage, boyfriend or girlfriend, a friend of the family. And the price is high: impaired health, depression, irritability, anxiety, and depression. It is dangerous and taking other types of drugs, hashish, heroin and LSD, a drug was in fact alcohol, nicotine and caffeine. All are harmful to your health and all, sooner or later, addictive. Which is very, very hard to draw.
    Injecting drug injection, to truly know, and brings more danger: the possibility of HIV infection (AIDS or AIDS, that anyone has called it an incurable disease), and very dangerous hepatitis B and C.

    Decision: 6 x OR NOT TO
    Therefore, before the first ‘snifanja’ or ‘grass’, think and respond itself to these questions with a yes or no:
    I will not enter into that risk, I do not care to know that it is dangerous;
    No respect and I do not love yourself, and even your family, your friends, and friends;
    I do not care for my health and my appearance;
    I do not care for my boyfriend / my girlfriend;
    Their problems in family, school, society, can not be solved or herself / himself, or with the help of parents, friends and all those who love me;
    More believe those who have already tried drugs, but parents, teachers, friends.
    If you are just all the answers ‘yes’, probably will try. However, perhaps then, for your happiness, and give up. If you had at least one answer is ‘no’, no worries – you’re probably wise enough / wise to get into something, in such a reckless and dangerous experiment, you will not engage. Really is not worth it.

    10 terrifying BLUNDER

    The drug begins to take so as to smoke the first cigarette: out of curiosity, at the urging of friends, to be impressed by the company, to seek a way out of trouble. Easy to start, which can lead to serious problems. So, when you talk to someone about drugs, when someone convinces the first ‘grass’, when you’re tempted to find out from my own experience what it is actually, keep in mind what science and doctors know for sure about drugs. I do not lightly nasjedaj persuading those who you claim to be all of it just is not so dangerous. Their arguments ‘for’ the glass as feet.

    1st The claim: Marijuana increases your powers of observation and concentration.
    Fact: Not true. Marijuana and, on the contrary, it seems forgetful / forgetful and can distort and destroy your concentration. If sitting down behind the wheel with the car or doing some machine, and you are under the influence of marijuana, it can end tragically.
    2nd The claim: Cocaine makes you more awake / alert, lively / lively, brings confidence.
    Fact: True, but only about twenty minutes. And then, instead, comes anxiety, nausea and insomnia. Do you take it for a long time, you begin to feel anxious, depressed and paranoid.
    3rd The claim: Taking MDMA does not cause any side effects.
    Fact: On the contrary, ecstasy can cause panic attacks, nausea, breaking arms and legs, jaw muscle tightness. Because hyperthermia, pronounced increase in body temperature can lead to sudden death. This drug causes the incurable brain and nerve damage even if taken only once a week in a year. A long-term consequences of taking ecstasy still do not really know enough.
    4th The claim: Water is a good antidote side effects when taking ecstasy.
    Fact: Water is certainly not an antidote, not stopping unwanted side effects. If someone from your company has been so reckless and took ecstasy, compel him to drink fruit juice or an energy drink, and a pint every hour, and eat something salty to compensate for sodium lost through sweating.
    5th The claim: ‘Snifanje’ is not dangerous.
    Fact: I and that is dangerous. All solvents are potential killers. For example, in Great Britain die each month four to five young people due to inhalation of solvents. Among them there are those who have tried it first! ‘Sniffer’ sometimes lose consciousness and suffocate to regain what they have.
    6th The statement: Smoking marijuana less harmful to health than smoking cigarettes.
    Fact: Marijuana can damage the lungs as much as cigarettes, maybe even more. Marijuana smoke contains takađer tar and carbon monoxide.
    7th The claim: You will easily dismiss cocaine.
    Fact: Absolutely not be easy. Regular users, when you give up cocaine, has long felt depressed and downhearted. Hard for them to convince themselves that they can have fun without drugs.
    8th The claim: Waive heroin, it’s just a matter of my decision.
    Fact: It is absolutely not true. Symptoms of heroin withdrawal symptoms are similar to those of severe flu: sweating, chills, tremors … And the unbearable yearning for those poison can take a very long time.
    9th The claim: A small amount of LSD will not cause any special effects and damage.
    Fact: False. LSD is an extremely powerful drug. Even a small amount of work, and you never know how much you take.
    10th The claim: exaggerate those who say that taking LSD causes paranoia.
    Fact: Do not overreact. LSD can make you very paranoid / paranoid. The drug affects the brain, the psyche. Constantly you look around you, over your shoulder in fear that someone followed, that someone is conspiring against you, that you want to hurt. Taking LSD causes long term problems with mental health.

    How to Reject Drugs?
    Regular consumption of addictive drugs. A dependency is a disease. And this disease that, when the addict be cured, it can always come back. There are different methods and approaches in the treatment of addicts, but the best is one that will accept I’m an addict.
    Treatment takes place in several stages. First, the body must be free of physical dependence, therefore, be overcome so-called withdrawal symptoms. Because who is accustomed to regularly using drugs, going difficult moments when it runs out. This phase runs with the help of drugs. In the second phase will be to strengthen and maintain abstinence as an addict would not be reached again for drugs. Experts say that this is best achieved in the family, with the help of a professional. However, if the family does not guarantee success and important phase, an addict will not help you to accept a longer stay in a therapeutic community. There is back to normal life, education and work. This, however, can sometimes take several years.
    Part of addicts, regardless of all consequences, persists in her lifestyle. As stated by Dr. Slavko Sakoman, our well-known expert on drugs, about 40 percent of addicts will always be kept returning to drug use, or live forever dependent on a substitute to illegal drugs. About 30 percent of their addiction to short lifespan (about 35 years) to implement the streets, hospitals and prisons. Usually die early due to accidental overdose or commit suicide, die of hepatitis, AIDS, dying in traffic accidents. Addicts live less than half the average life expectancy. But not only shorter but also much worse. Such a life is tragic, not only for them but for their families and friends.
    Why, then, the controversial pleasure or mere curiosity, and even take a nap first joints?

  • Duncan20903

    STJEPAN, thanks for stopping by. I always find the illogical thoughts of know nothing prohibitionist to be fascinating. That screed you wrote in the post above is downright worthy of inclusion in a mad bomber’s manifesto. Psychotic people write the best fiction IMO.

    You can only hope be in half the physical shape of Tommy Chong when you’re 72, or 1/100 as wealthy as Willie Nelson when you are 75. I am presuming that Mr. Darwin won’t get to your house and do his job before that happens. He’s been very, very ineffective in the last couple of decades.

  • Tim

    Is this machine-translated Swedish? It sounds like it came from them.