A look like Prop 19 is causing the stars to come out and support the legalization of marijuana. Celebrity glitter will come on Thursday as actors and actress support in favor of marijuana. Danny Glover and Hal Sparks, and musician Melissa Etheridge are going to give a news conference in Los Angeles to speak in favor of marijuana legalization. The three will join supporters of the initiative, including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson in support of Proposition 19.
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Sen. Nick Scutari said, “The regulations are making it impossible to implement the medical marijuana statute that was signed into law.” He is talking about the bill he put in place that was signed into law making medical marijuana legalized in the state of NJ. The rules have become so strict that people think the program will fail. They also think it’s a ploy for Gov. Christie, who is against medical marijuana, to show that the program won’t work. Scutari says the overly restrictive rules that are being implemented are making the program unworkable.
As Prop 19 is becoming more and more of a hot topic for California, other states are starting to look at the same situation. A lot of states including Colorado need help financially and are starting to look at marijuana as a way to generate revenue. Colorado Gov. candidates are starting to realize that legalization of marijuana is becoming more of a national debate as well as a state debate.
Most supporters including myself agree that if marijuana because legalized that not only will California get out of debt, but it will lower all types of different costs. Richard Lee has donated $1.5 million of his own money in effort to getting the bill he co-wrote passed, which is Proposition 19 coming up in November.
Lee owns a dispensary and runs a marijuana cultivation school in Oakland. He was paralyzed from the waist down in 1990 and a year after that he learned how to use marijuana for medicinal purposes, especially for those with spinal cord injuries. He was a victim of a carjacking, which led to his injuries. The police took so long that he was mad at them as much as the carjacking itself. He was tired of law enforcement looking for individuals who smoke marijuana versus looking for real criminals, such as the ones that carjacked him.
As more people argue the legalization for marijuana, it has become more and more acceptable to start ‘burning’ or smoking. Many on campus have realized that “pothead” or “stoner” is not he typical cliché. Recent polls conducted by Gallup and CBS News, that 44 percent of all Americans believe that cannabis should be legalized. It has almost doubled since the ‘90s when only roughly 25 percent was in favor for full legalization.
The Punditty Project said Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman will meet tonight in Davis, California for the first of three scheduled debates. One of the question’s needs to be about proposition 19 and the forward movement of legalized marijuana.