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http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/California_Proposition_19,_the_Marijuana_Legalization_Initiative_(2010)

PLEASE READ AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER!

Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, is a California ballot proposition which will be on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot. It legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate these activities, permits local governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorizes various criminal and civil penalties.[1] In March 2010 it qualified to be on the November statewide ballot.[2] Tax Cannabis 2010 is the official advocacy group for the initiative. Effects of the bill

According to the State of California analysis, the bill will have the following effects.[3]

Legalization of personal marijuana-related activities

Persons over the age of 21 may possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal consumption.

May use marijuana in a non-public place such as a residence or a public establishment licensed for on site marijuana consumption.

May grow marijuana at a private residence in a space of up to 25 square feet for personal use.

Local government regulation of commercial production and sale

Local government may authorize businesses to sell up to 1 ounce of marijuana and to regulate the hours and location of the business.

Allows for the transportation of marijuana from one dispensary in one area to another without regard to local laws of intermediate localities to the contrary.

Imposition and collection of taxes and fees

Allows the collection of taxes specifically to allow local governments to raise revenue or to offset any costs associated with marijuana regulation.

Authorization of criminal and civil penalties

Maintains existing laws against selling drugs to a minor and driving under the influence.

Maintains an employers right to address on-the-job consumption of marijuana that affects an employee's job performance.

Maintain existing laws against interstate or international transportation of marijuana.

Any person who is licensed, permitted or authorized to sell marijuana, who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone under the age of 21 results in them being banned from owning, operating, or being employed by a licensed marijuana establishment for one year.

Any person who is licensed, permitted or authorized to sell marijuana, who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone older the age of 18 but younger than 21, shall be imprisoned in county jail for up to six months and fined up to $1,000 per offense.

Any person who is licensed, permitted or authorized to sell marijuana, who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone age 14 to 17, shall be imprisoned in state prison for a period of three, four, or five years.

Any person who is licensed, permitted or authorized to sell marijuana, who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone under the age of 14, shall be imprisoned in state prison for a period of three, five, or seven years

-BIG DAN:thumbsup:

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The down side to dragging the government into your recreational smoke:

More work related drug testing for all to avoid discriminating the few NOW LEGAL smokers.

Huge taxes being paid by pot smokers, probably worse that the $4 to $5 bucks per pack cigarette smokers pay now.

Big Money wasted on the program to set it all up. (Did you know Cash for Clunkers program cost about $20,000 for ever $3000 they gave away ?)

I say let medical needs folks pick it up at Rite-Aid.

Let home growers that are silly enough to actually get caught just pay a fine in the mail. That's simple taxation right there. And cheaper in the long run.

Don't waste too much time on MJ law enforcement unless it's dealers and traffickers.

I know legalizing sounds good to pot smokers. But getting in bed with the government never helped anyone else. That's why so many of us question Obominator taking over everything from Banks to Cars to Health care to OIL pretty soon.

Obominator starts managing pot farms you won't be able to AFFORD A JOINT !

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^+1 We share the same feelings... I'm positive it won't happen this ballot, but it's something that is coming...

legal or not, i'll still get it from my friends...

I posted this to see what people thought about it. Thanks for the response.

-BIG DAN:thumbsup:

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