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Prop 19 failed, but don’t give up!

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

As you’ve heard by now, Proposition 19’s bid to legalized small amounts of Cannabis has failed.

But it was close to passing. Really close. Just under half. So if more pro-pot people had just gotten off their asses to vote, marijuana would now be somewhat legal in California.

And this would have been huge! For an influential state in America – one of the world’s most prohibitionist countries – to legalize the bud may have been considered a pivotal blow in the movement to end drug prohibition. In the very least, it would have would have served as a case and point example of how ending prohibition results in a resounding success, like it did in Portugal when they legalized all drugs.

I know what you’re thinking, if “ifs” and “buts” were segway’s then we’d all have fat bottoms. But don’t give up! Drug prohibition is such a flawed, draconian policy and a blight to our species that it is integral that we end it ASAP.

And don’t forget, Prop 19 stands as an awesome step forward. For one, many more people were exposed to new ideas about the war on drugs. As well, these efforts lead the way for other states (and provinces) to follow suit.

Heck, we should try something like that up here in Canada, seeing as we’re home to the most dope smokers (per capita) in the industrialized world.