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San Jose Dispensaries Offering Free Marijuana for Voters
NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, May 31, 2014 | Chris Roberts and Nannette Miranda

Posted on 05/31/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Several Silicon Valley cannabis clubs to offer free weed to those who can prove they voted

Free marijuana is the reward in store for certain voters on Tuesday in San Jose's municipal election.

San Jose is in the process of choosing a new mayor -- and also passing new, more-restrictive rules on medical marijuana. A proposal the City Council is still considering would zone dispensaries out of business, weed supporters say -- so Tuesday's election is important. Half of the City Council's 10 seats are at stake.

Select Silicon Valley medical marijuana dispensaries will give free discounted and in some cases free marijuana to voters with medical cannabis recommendations on Tuesday.

"A lot of people don't know about the primary elections," said Dave Hodges of the Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition. "We have some important races including the mayoral race, and we want to make sure politicians know the power of our voters."

Woman Ticketed Over Facebook Post To exchange "Weed for Votes," all voters will need to do is present their "I Voted" sticker or their ballot stub to clubs listed in an announcement to be released Monday.

The June 3 ballot doesn't contain any marijuana-specific items, but activists have created a cannabis friendly voter guide.

With so many vacant seats at San Jose City Hall, the Cannabis Coalition feels this is its chance to get the right people in, Hodges said.

The city, though, says U.S. election code forbids giving something away in exchange for voting if there is a federal race or issue on the ballot. The congressional race between Mike Honda and Ro Khanna suggests the free weed might be illegal.

School Volunteer Accused of Attacking Girl with Hammer “There may be federal issues, but there’s also federal issues providing cannabis,” Hodges said. “It’s one of those gray areas.”

Cannabis club member James McKinney said the idea is motivating him to vote.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: citycouncil; marijuana; sanjose; wod

1 posted on 05/31/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: martin_fierro; NormsRevenge

Ping


2 posted on 05/31/2014 3:54:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

We had one in Lansing Michigan doing that last year.

Wonder if a pharmacy could get away with giving out Oxycontin to people who register to vote?


3 posted on 05/31/2014 3:56:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway

Some pot in every chicken? It’s amazing how quickly the Kenyan was able to send this country straight to he!!.


4 posted on 05/31/2014 3:57:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: nickcarraway

Unless I am much mistaken (and I’m not) it is against federal law to offer any reward for voting.


5 posted on 05/31/2014 4:02:17 PM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m afraid that soon only force will be left as an option to turn society around.


6 posted on 05/31/2014 4:02:22 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: null and void

Law?

They don’ need no steenkin’ law!


7 posted on 05/31/2014 4:04:03 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: null and void

It’s a municipal election. The feds can pound sand.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 4:04:23 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: cripplecreek
Wonder if a pharmacy could get away with giving out Oxycontin to people who register to vote?

I don't know, but I'm going to find out!

FMCDH(BITS)

9 posted on 05/31/2014 4:05:48 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: nickcarraway

That makes sense. Marijuana destroys short-term memory—the damage becomes permanent over time—people taking up the offer won’t have any incentive to vote and won’t remember to, anyway.


10 posted on 05/31/2014 4:08:58 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: nickcarraway

This could be interesting.. with the House seeking to curtail DEA efforts.. the local voters can have an impact.. stoned or otherwise..

maybe efforts could be redirected towards border intervention of drugs.. a zero sum game at best.. maybe even illegal intervention.

nyyaaaaahh..

I want to visit one of the vietnamese ‘coffee shops’ after the vote .. well, wendy’s at leats.


11 posted on 05/31/2014 4:09:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Yesterday in a bipartisan vote the House of Representatives passed an amendment to restrict the DEA from going after medical marijuana dispensaries in states where it was legal.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/30/dea-medical-marijuana-house-vote_n_5414679.html


12 posted on 05/31/2014 4:10:10 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: null and void

“Unless I am much mistaken (and I’m not) it is against federal law to offer any reward for voting.”

that’s absolutely correct. but I wonder if the law is payment before the vote. you could make a very good argument that if a person has already voted, this “payment” would not be about swaying someones vote.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 4:12:21 PM PDT by willywill
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To: nickcarraway

Keep them stoned stupid. Best guarantee they’ll keep voting for commie- islamoNazi-weirdos.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 4:12:28 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)
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To: martin_fierro

ping


15 posted on 05/31/2014 4:15:17 PM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought this was illegal. It was shut down here (McDonalds used to give out a free hamburger if you could show your voting stub).


16 posted on 05/31/2014 4:22:25 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: cripplecreek

Opiates for the masses.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 4:26:58 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: null and void
Unless I am much mistaken (and I’m not) it is against federal law to offer any reward for voting.

It's also against Federal to posses or distribute marijuana for any reason.

18 posted on 05/31/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: null and void

against federal law to offer any reward for voting.

Depends on which party people are told to vote for. In Milwaukee they have been offered ciggs, chix dinners and lots of other things. BUT this is only allowed if it is done by Dims.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 5:03:06 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: vladimir998
soon only force will be left as an option to turn society around.

That might be an option now, but El-Presidente is militarizing the police forces and working on using the military for protecting the ruling class from us rabble/peasants.

20 posted on 05/31/2014 5:04:35 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: nickcarraway

I think they should offer a free bottle of MD 20/20.


21 posted on 05/31/2014 5:10:39 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: null and void

Laws? What Laws? We don’t need...


22 posted on 05/31/2014 5:16:34 PM PDT by sasquatch
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To: nickcarraway

The liberals know that once they get this percentage of voters hooked, they’ll own the voters. And yes, they can get hooked on pot. Psychologically addicted. They need to be high to feel normal.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 5:47:04 PM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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To: nickcarraway; All
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24 posted on 05/31/2014 6:25:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway

Most state laws forbid anything like this. Here’s California’s relevant election statute:

18521. A person shall not directly or through any other person
receive, agree, or contract for, before, during or after an election,
any money, gift, loan, or other valuable consideration, office,
place, or employment for himself or any other person because he or
any other person:
(a) Voted, agreed to vote, refrained from voting, or agreed to
refrain from voting for any particular person or measure.
(b) Remained away from the polls.
(c) Refrained or agreed to refrain from voting.
(d) Induced any other person to:
(1) Remain away from the polls.
(2) Refrain from voting.
(3) Vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or
measure.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=elec&group=18001-19000&file=18520-18524

Maybe a “business” can do this while a “person” can’t, and there is the matter of what is “valuable consideration”.


25 posted on 05/31/2014 6:30:08 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: jiggyboy
Vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or measure.

The vote was merely contingent upon voting, unrelated to any particular person or measure. I can't see how the statute would apply.

26 posted on 05/31/2014 6:51:41 PM PDT by Praxeologue
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27 posted on 05/31/2014 7:13:36 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Kennard

Doh, yep I think you’re right. I was already hitting Copy before I got to that “particular person or measure” part.


28 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:12 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: null and void
When I lived in Indiana, liquor stores were closed on election day.

I assume for that reason, so that politicians can't buy potential voters a drink.

29 posted on 05/31/2014 11:16:15 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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To: nickcarraway

Dumb and numb has reached a whole new level


30 posted on 06/01/2014 3:51:41 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ronnie raygun

Do they get the MJ Before or AFTER voting?


31 posted on 06/01/2014 5:22:57 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: logic101.net
BUT this is only allowed if it is done by Dims.

Precisely.

32 posted on 06/01/2014 5:30:43 AM PDT by eldoradude (How many democrats does it take to change a light bulb?)
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To: LouAvul

Whose normal are you talking about?


33 posted on 06/01/2014 8:22:18 AM PDT by redhawk.44mag (The problem with the world today, is that it wants to be digital, but it's really analog)
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To: redhawk.44mag
Substance abusers reach a point where they need to be high to function. That's their normal. They need to get high to feel normal.

Maybe a bad choice of words.

34 posted on 06/01/2014 3:41:48 PM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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To: LouAvul

Normal for who though? If that’s their normal, what’s the problem? Would they be abnormal without it?


35 posted on 06/01/2014 4:58:34 PM PDT by redhawk.44mag (The problem with the world today, is that it wants to be digital, but it's really analog)
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36 posted on 06/01/2014 5:01:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: redhawk.44mag

Oh please. Stop being obtuse.


37 posted on 06/01/2014 9:51:04 PM PDT by LouAvul (In favor of reducing government to a more common sense entity.)
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