Nope, not talking about the Showtime series. Just like the word.
Californians must look at science of marijuana by Timmen Cermak, president of the California Society of Addiction Medicine.
Cermak supports Prop 19, but is also full of crap, looking to promote marijuana addiction as a cash cow for his industry.
The question of legalizing marijuana creates a conflict between protecting civil liberties and promoting public health, between desire and prudence, between current de facto legalization in cannabis clubs and revenue-generating retail marijuana sales. […]
Physicians see many people who seek help in quitting marijuana. If Californians decide to legalize marijuana, who will pay for the additional treatments that will be needed? This question becomes profoundly more relevant if your own child has become devoted to smoking pot. If marijuana is legalized, a truly fair, socially just public policy would use tax revenue from marijuana sales to pay for increased treatments.
There are a small number of people who have addiction problems who also abuse marijuana. That has very little to do with the issue of legalization.
Legalizing marijuana is bad for California by Susan E. Manheimer, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, the group most likely to be hurt financially by the legalization of marijuana next to the drug cartels, despite what Susan would like you to believe.
The truth is the production and distribution of marijuana is already big business and controlled by violent drug cartels. Should this initiative pass, the cartels are well positioned and eagerly awaiting a greatly expanded marketplace. We need only look at the violence occurring among warring drug cartels along our border with Mexico to imagine what California might experience.
How corrupt do you have to be to try to sell this to the public?
Finally, in today’s Doonesbury, Zonker wants to go to Oakland…
I don’t blame him.