nice wikipedia copy paste. If you're going to try and sound smart, at least paraphrase. smh.
kush you're acting like everyone is going to grow because they dont want to be taxed. Well I for one know that almost no one that doesn't already grow will start growing just because it is cheaper. People are lazy. They'd pay for the convenience of being able to go to the store and purchase pre rolled joints or pre grown weed. Rolling your own cigarettes is a lot cheaper then going to the store and buying cigarettes but people still do it because it is a shit ton easier. same with weed. do you honestly think the average consumer is going to want to monitor the ph levels of their dirt just to get cheaper weed? i really dont think so. i really think you have no idea what you are talking about. and collecting tax? they are just going to put the tax onto the sale price like they do with every other thing. you're a fucking idiot if you think people are going to be able to skip out on the tax.
about jobs. i really think you're so high you dont know what you're typing. jobs that will be needed if marijuana is legalized. network professionals, cheap labor for fields, accountants, warehouse managers, warehouse workers, truck drivers, advertising, PR. If marijuana was legalized on a full on level you are creating an entire industry. so i really don't understand what you are saying.
and the whole medicine thing. DXM is a cough suppressant that's used in cough medicine that also produces psychological effects when taken in higher than recommended amounts. people take it recreationally as a mind altering experience. should that be illegal? a DXM will change a person a lot more than a marijuana trip will. especially if you hit the fifth plateau.
but for all of this to work out, you need full legalization. federal, state, local legalization. prop 19 may not do that, but it will start the wheels turning. it only takes one voice to start a revolution and prop 19 is what needs to be done.
in short, you're just a stoner who thinks that he is better than prop 19 because you know about how the plant works and the ins and outs. you also dont take into account that other states dont have a medical program and prop 19 may be act that causes other states to open up. you're an elitist and quite frankly I have no problem calling you a piece of shit. get the fuck off your high horse and come at me bro. shots motherfucking fired.
edit pt 2: and if a mod bans for this i will fucking go apeshit.
yes, i do know what im talking about. i know the ins and outs of how the industry works and see it take place everyday. i talk to distributors, dispensary owners, and patients every day...
you are right though, any upside prop 19 could bring doesn't do shit unless it is legalized federally. until it is passed federally, people will still be paying with cash since the feds can freeze your assets.. only criminals will be growing over 99 plants per op since 99 is the safe number. there will be almost NO corporate grow ops.
also, the amount of real estate you have is proportional to how much you can grow. and consider how much it is to employ professionals.. around 35k a year. that's about how much you're going to make off 1 harvest with 99 plants. you will harvest about every 90 days so your operation will make around 150k a year without expenses(rent, electricity, equipment, employees, taxes, permits). you're going to need about 2 knowledgeable people working with the crop. thats 70k. how many more employees can you hire before it becomes not even worth it to run the business?
one reason why people make alot of money off marijuana is because you do not need a whole workforce. so how's that going to create more jobs?
i still don't think the government should support the recreational use of marijuana.. and by allowing this to pass, it is supporting recreational use.
finally a decent argument lol. first person so far who hasn't had many major flaws in their argument..
another thing id like to add
prop 19 is a step forward in legalizing it federally... but is it the right path you want to go down? there is so much that could be fixed with prop 19. there are too many major things that will happen that you cant predict if 19 passes.
as california residents, we should not feel the pressure to pass it just to set precedent for other states. id estimate around 15 states already have medical marijuana programs.
i don't even think california should be setting the precedent. we got the worst medical program since we were one of the first. if anything, colorado should be.. they have the best laws on mmj IMO
another edit: that blogspot sums up alot of stuff ive been trying to say lol