Saturday, March 27, 2010

California Ballot Initiative

The initiative to tax and regulate marijuana in California will be on the ballot in November, and it looks as though LEAP will join the fray. From an Associated Press article:
"We spend so much time, our police do, chasing around these nonviolent drug offenders, we don't have time anymore to protect our people from murders and child molesters," said Jack Cole, president of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group that plans to champion the California proposal between now and the election.

The initiative, also known as the "Tax Cannabis Act," received enough signatures this week to qualify for the November ballot. If it is approved, California would become the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults. The measure would also give local governments the authority to regulate and tax pot sales.

This is going to be a tough battle but I'm excited that LEAP is going to be part of the campaign. It will make the victory that much sweeter.


  1. This is wonderful news. The participation of LEAP is essential for countering the arguments of the Prohibitionist Law Enforcement Agents, as LEAP members can speak with the authority borne of experience.

  2. Agreed Davek. Time to bring out the big guns of clear thinking that LEAP is capable of supplying versus the gag-me-with-a-shovel statements that LEO's in favor of Prohibition keep regurgitating much like a cow does with it's cud.

    The time has never been better too also start healing the deep wounds created by over zealous LEO's salivating over an easy non-violent marijuana arrest.

  3. The prohibitionists are mobilising the 'Cops and Clergy' against the initiative, so it is very good news LEAP are getting involved. Best of luck to you guys in the USA - we will be watching developments here the UK very closely.

    Any steps you can take to end the drug war in the USA will help us here too.


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