We Are Less Than 48 Hours From Marijuana Becoming Legal In California!

Californians are less than 24 hours away from making history.

On November 2, tens of millions of voters will enter the voting booth and decide ‘yes’ on Proposition 19 — which re-legalizes the adult, non-medical possession, use, and cultivation of cannabis in California. For the first time in 97 years, marijuana will be legal under state law to possess, use, and grow in California. This will be the vote heard around the world.

If you live in California, imagine waking up Wednesday morning and knowing, for the first time since 1913, that marijuana (when possessed or grown within limited quantities) is legal under state law.

That is why it is so important that you and your like-minded friends take to the polls tomorrow. According to the latest Survey USA poll, which sampled voter’s sentiment through Sunday, October 31, Proposition 19 is in a statistical dead heat: 44 percent ‘for’ versus 46 percent ‘opposed’, with ten percent of voters undecided! In short, we are within striking distance, and victory is achievable — but only if you act on Tuesday.

I realize that some of you may still have lingering questions regarding Proposition 19 — how it will, and how it won’t change the marijuana laws in California. That is why NORML has posted a word-by-word analysis of Prop. 19 here. Or you can read specific sections of the measure here, along with detailed replies to frequently asked questions here. Finally, you can watch the latest ad in support of Prop. 19 here.

Proposition 19 is endorsed by an unparalleled coalition of social justice, law enforcement, civil rights, and drug policy reform organizations, including: NORML, The Drug Policy Alliance, The Marijuana Policy Project, DrugSense, StoptheDrugWar.org, the ACLU of Northern and Southern California, the California Libertarian Party, the California Green Party, the National Black Police Association, the National Latino Officers Association, the California Council of Churches IMPACT, the California National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the California League of United Latin American Citizens, the Latino Voters League, the Progressive Jewish Alliance, and the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Western States Council. These organizations, and many others, believe that November 3 will mark a new beginning in California — and around the globe.

Help make history on November 2 — support Proposition 19.

59 thoughts

  1. I am not a criminal. I am your child, aunt,grandmother, parent, neighbor.
    The government spent over 1 Trillion dollars on the war on us. Lets spend that on education, health care, job creation.
    Eliminate millions of criminals with the check of a box that says ” YES ON PROP 19?. How cool is that?

  2. I can see California having a huge influx of new residents when this becomes legal. Are they ready for that? What if all the stoners in America migrate to California to make a new life for themselves like the Gold Rush? This is unchartered territory and I hope they have all the points covered in this proposition

  3. ahh… the bitter pill. Too bad it didn’t pass. I would have loved to see the politicians squirm. On the other hand, I believe Arnold threw the latest decrim law into the mix to tamp down the fervor. I think it worked and the result is cali is still the most lax on users in the nation so there was still a gain. The net result is that the outdated weed laws got national attention as did the fact that Americans are split down the middle on total legalization and overwhelmingly favor medical use. All the polls show it and the weak kneed politicians have to notice.

  4. This is a major setback.

    Its too bad people are so short-sighted. The criticisms of the policy that it would override decriminalization pale in comparison to the fact that Obama would’ve been forced to either lose the 2012 election because marijuana smokers would vote against him or abandon his position of still enforcing the law in California. Realistically had Prop 19 passed Obama would’ve likely asked Congress to “have a debate” on the merits of legalizing marijuana and rubberstamp the result to avoid responsibility for flip-flopping.

    It’s called strategic voting. If more people practiced it more things would get done. If we think about what we want long-term and are able to tolerate setbacks that lead to better things in the long term then it would greatly help the movement.

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