Mothers For California’s Prop. 19

The Associated Press has pulled together an excellent video package of mothers speaking out in favor of California’s Proposition 19. These collective voices and images make a powerful statement.

ABC News also highlighted yesterday’s ‘moms’ press conference, which came on the heels of a just-released Survey USA poll finding that voters endorse the measure 48 percent to 44 percent. You can read and watch ABC’s full coverage here.

You can also read Hannah Dershowitz excellent commentary, “Why Parents Should Support Legalizing Pot,” here.

19 thoughts

  1. Lol, “There is a time and place for everything, it’s called college.”

    Did she just steal a line from chef off of Southpark?

    Prop 19 better pass

  2. I am truly surprised how many of my pro-mj CA friends are voting against prop 19, citing over regulation. I am really concerned, I want this passed, but it also isn’t my state.

    One of the biggest complaints is the penalty you receive if you use marijuana in the vicinity of minors. I can drink in front of my little son, but rumor is that there would be extreme fines and jail time if you do when prop 19 passes.

    My take is that even if CA doesn’t get it perfect, it can be changed and/or done better in other states. I was just surprised how many of my friends there are voting against it, who use mj. It’s about 50% voting against.

    Can a NORML editor elaborate and discredit these rumors?

    [Paul Armentano responds: Prop. 19 takes presently illicit behavior and makes some of that behavior legal. For instance, non-medical adult use of marijuana in the privacy of one’s own home is currently illegal; Prop. 19 makes this behavior legal. Prop. 19 does not define marijuana use in front of minors, where they may be subject to second-hand smoke, legal — which means that this specific act would remain penalized, but that penalty would remain the same as it is today, which under SB 1449 is a $100 infraction.]

  3. Good job moms. It seems that if we really care about the children we would encourage legalization of a safer substance. In our current times, on most TV shows, we glorify binge drinking (which is sometimes fatal due to the toxicity of alcohol). If we remove the negative stygma from cannabis then we can see it for what it is, a safer alternative.
    I hate it when I see and hear TOOLS like Bill O’Reilly spout off with “WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN” and then you come to find out that he’s for removing the children from their homes, having their family pet murdered, and their parents’ property stolen and sold to buy more bullet-proof vests. Yes, Bill what about the children?

  4. O how i wish we in texas had them women here. But them they wude be arest and there childern thakes away from them.

  5. I really hope Prop. 19 passes, that would be absolutely great. Finally adults will be able to have the chance to enjoy some cannabis while in the privacy of their own home. Whether it be to unwind after a long day at work or even if they want to hit a quick bowl before jumping on the game system we will finally be able to. All I can say is it’s about time Californians are taking the initiative to legalize marijuana. I just hope they would’ve done this sooner; at least 10 years sooner.

  6. “One of the biggest complaints is the penalty you receive if you use marijuana in the vicinity of minors. I can drink in front of my little son, but rumor is that there would be extreme fines and jail time if you do when prop 19 passes.”

    I’m glad that there will be penalties if you choose to smoke in the vicinity of a minor. Unlike drinking, one can receive the effects of marijuana just by being in the same room. Of course it is substantially less, but really, who wants their 4 year old getting a contact high. Those who wish to vote no because of this “issue” aren’t looking at the big picture. The parents who are irresponsible enough to smoke with their children in the same room are going to do it whether it is legalized or not. You can still be high in the presence of a minor (not that that’s advised…), you just have to smoke it elsewhere.

    Great video though, I’m glad all kinds of people have gathered together to support prop 19. and I agree with Clayton, the reporter definitely stole that line from Chef. =D

  7. I see that you posted the results of Survey USA’s poll. I wondered if one of the editors (or anyonefor that matter) had any comment on the three other most recent polls that have prop 19 losing including the PPI CA poll that had support around 52% about a month ago. I’m not here to knock prop 19 (I whole heartedly support it) or rub those results in anyones face but I am worried about it’s chances now

  8. GOD Bless Those Mothers

    And All The Mothers

    Who have children in American Prisons

    It is Time To Change

    19 is a legal start

    YES 19

  9. do not live in California, so Prop 19 does not apply to me. However, Of californian’s I ask this :
    1. Please keep in you minds the Damage done not ONLY to California but to the rest of America from the Violent Gangs that Plaque’s our streets.

    2. To keep in mind We are also oppressed by government.

    3. To keep in mind the Horable Killings of thousands of Mexicans, that is still on going.

    4. To keep in mind our Econamy and what help that Prop 19 can give is better than Spending Money that we don’t have on a War that we can’t win.

    5. To keep in mind that in this Issue you DON”T stand alone.

    And Finally I ask you to remember that When you Go Vote on Nov. 2 That Our hopes and hearts go with you. If I was californian, I would Say “YES ON PROP 19?

    Go california Lead us into a Better way of Life.

  10. I believe the drug companies feel threaten by the obvious benefits of marijuana because (it is a natural alternative to standard pharmaceutical treatments for pain) making Drug companies lose millions in revenue. Plus it will help stimulate the economy rather than harm it. I’m all for California Proposition 19 (prop19) which legalizes marijuana. There is a really interesting T-Shirt about Prop 19 that is fairly eye catching you got to check it out. A few known celebrities supports prop19 which is on the website as well.

  11. i will smoke weed every day legalized or not so you might as well legalize it and let our government get some money from it instead of giving all the drug dealers the money which also gives them alot more power

  12. Well, Calif Prop 19 did not pass. I voted for “Yes” for this proposition so California can collect the taxed revenue of hemp to help save our state’s economy. If I voted “No,” not only I am against Hemp for recreational use, but I keep the street/criminal organizations in business (Yes, they are also against prop 19)continuing fighting over to monopolized the illegal hemp trafficking/distrubition business. The violence will still continue and innocent people are killed in the cross fire between rival criminal gang wars.

    I trully understand about parent’s concerns of having their young children using hemp if prop 19 passes. Well guess what, children have all ready have access to hemp in the streets,high schools and colleges. That’s nothing new.

    As for me, I don’t drink alcohol (quit many years ago) because it does has health consequences and very addicting compare to hemp, which is a lot safer. Also, I’m not planning to smoke hemp since prop 19 did not pass because I’m supporting the street/organized criminal prosperities by buying their products.

    A final thought. Those who like to smoke tobacco, drink alcohol, and voted “NO” on California’s Prop 19, Come on now, be consistent, not a hippocrates.

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