Drug czar Gil Kerlikowske said he wouldn’t speculate on what the Obama administration would do if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would make marijuana legal for consumption but subject it to regulation. […]
When pressed, Kerlikowske said Thursday that a number of responses, including lawsuits to litigate the differences in state and federal drug laws, could spring up if California voters legalize marijuana.
“You can envision a lot of different things,” he said.
You can envision a lot of different things? Now there’s a definitive statement.
The California Republican Party has already made up its mind.
The California Republican Party just made it official: They are opposed to the effort to leg-a-lize and tax cannabis that is coming to the November ballot. No, we’re not stopping the presses. […]
Republican Party chair Ron Nehring said Wednesday that “The last thing California needs is hundreds of thousands of more people getting high, and the costs to society that would come from widely expanded drug use.”[…]
“Whatever ‘taxes’ dope smokers would pay would not come even close to covering the societal costs of hundreds of thousands of more Californians getting high, the accidents and health problems they would cause, and other societal costs.
“California Republicans will fight this and any other measure to expand drug use in California. When it comes to this kind of legislation, there’s a reason they call it ‘dope.'”
Yep. Accidents and health costs seem to be the preferred boogie men to be used by the prohibitionists, even though they have no evidence (other than anecdotal) to support their case. Interesting that for years they’ve been complaining that medical marijuana evidence is only anecdotal, that it doesn’t have the rigorous evidence to support it (despite the existence of tons of evidence). Now they’re falling back on absurd* anecdotal evidence with absolutely nothing to back it up.
California Democrats aren’t expected to weigh in until July. Since I don’t expect them to endorse it, seems to me they’d do best just to stay out of it.
Our childrenâ€™s future are in your handsâ€¦
Scott thinks it’s a typo. I’m not so sure â€” they may actually believe it’s correct. Let’s hope that the future isn’t going to be in the hands of CALM.
*Talk about anecdotal evidence… Check out the lead story on the CALM site:
Man Crashes 13 Times â€“ Says He Was High on Pot
Temecula, San Diego â€“ A man who admitted to driving under the influence of marijuana caused at least 13 crashes yesterday afternoon, police said. The spree ended when he hit a vehicle head-on, disabling the 1998 Nissan Pathfinder he was driving.
Over 100,000,000 Americans have smoked pot, and this idiot is supposed to be representative of its effects?