As election day nears, we'll be running more and more coverage of what will likely be the most contentious ballot initiative this November: Proposition 19, which would legalize recreational possession and cultivation of marijuana for residents over the age of 21. Or at least that's what supporters say the initiative would do: lots of folks in the medical marijuana community aren't so sure and point to flaws in the language of the proposed law that would actually restrict rights of patients. (They also point out that marijuana is already legal for anyone who has a doctor's note and you need look no further than the back pages of theWeekly
to see how many physicians are more than willing to help you get one).
Forget all that, says Duane Roberts, a veteran---gasp
who is running for U.S. Senate this November. Roberts acknowledges that Prop. 19 isn't perfect but says vote for the thing anyways because it'll send a strong message that Americans are fed up with an un-winnable and increasingly costly--especially in terms of human suffering--war on drugs that is benefiting nobody except narco-traffickers and folks who build or work in prisons.
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