Skip to comments.ACLU Backs Prop. 19, The Pot Initiative
Posted on 07/23/2010 9:48:58 AM PDT by Mojave
California's three ACLU affiliates announced today they are backing Prop 19, the statewide initiative to legalize pot for those 21 and older. The measure will be on the ballot in November.
"Enforcement of marijuana prohibition consumes a great deal of California's law enforcement and court system resources, and has a disproportionate impact on communities of color," the ACLU said in a press release.
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Well, what a shock I tell you.
If it’s degenerate, the ACLU is for it. Anything that destroys human beings.
Also wonder if they will ban illegal grow operations where the drugs are grown for smuggling to other states?
“Or at least criminalize the use of the drugs nicotine caffeine and alcohol. “
Oh yes, they are such moral equivalents.
If we are going to ban public nudity, we must therefore ban shorts.
If we were evil racists like the Democrats claim, we would support this because these lazy pot smokers in the inner city never vote.
Too busy getting high.
Disturbing to see so called conservatives cheering utilizing the court's unconstitutional substantial effects doctrine and apply it to any type of prohibition law.
LOL, the scumbag ACLU...
Let me know when those mice take on a 2nd Amendment issue.
What make marijuana “Immoral”?
What exempts alcohol from the morality clause of the constitution?
In California, you have to show your ID when purchasing cold medicine or cough syrup. My husband also had to show his ID when he purchased some marshmallow forks at the local pharmacy!! California is filled with bureaucratic bullies!
Fungible. Oh, and a false distinction to boot.
"For these reasons, we hold that medical necessity is not a defense to manufacturing and distributing marijuana." --Justice Clarence Thomas
But the question should be “Why are there federal drug laws”?
Show me where the constitution gives them that power?
Yes it will send all the drug tourists to California. They’ll get in cars, drive to California, spend a lot of money and drive home to their houses, families and jobs.
“And I am sure none of this is going to make it over state lines.”
So then pot is not currently available in your state anyway?
All hail the moral Fed Gov.
Our benevolent nanny.
You would trade freedom for pottage.
There are moralists and there are conservatives.
There are definite distinctions between the two...something that is illustrated here quite often.
What makes marijuana “immoral?”
The same thing that makes drunkenness immoral.
I had this debate on another thread. Alcohol use is always made equivalent to drunkenness. But you can have one without the other, any usually, people who drink do not get drunk.
A person can have a glass or two or even three, depending on their body type and the length of time ingesting and the alcohol level in the drink; without being impaired.
A person can not smoke a joint without being impaired.
Deliberately impairing your rationality and judgement is immoral.
I will not defend drunkenness any more than I will defend getting stoned.
But a limited amount of alcohol does not make you drunk.
Lest you think I am defending my favorite drug at the expense of yours, I assure you, I do not drink at all. I don’t like the taste of any alcohol being the reason.
Some like to equate marijuana with caffeine; I say again, a person can drink quite a few cups of coffee without getting high; but you are high if you smoke one joint.
“Oh yes, they are such moral equivalents”
Actually, I would say alcohol is roughly equivalent.
Yes, produced locally or smuggled from Mexico or Canada. Currently smuggling from California isn’t the source.