Monday, November 1, 2010

Proposition 19 The legalization of Marijuana (Post #22)

On Nov. 2, California voters will decide if they want marijuana use to be legal in California.  The Sacramento Bee has a series of articles on the issue. Click on one or more of the following topics and share your thoughts.  Make sure to identify which article(s) you read.

Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border
Head of medical marijuana physicians decries Prop 19
Governor signs marijuana decriminalization bill
If price drops, future may be hazy for California pot workers
Will Attorney General candidates defend prop 19?  Don't expect "yes" or "no".
Subjects of 'The Social Network' donate to marijuana measure
Stephen Colbert: Prop 19 'Most Popular Candidate in California'
As Latino group endorses Prop 19, Mexican leader decries it
Ex-DEA chief: Prop 19 backers 'smoking somthing' in tax pitch
Rand: Prop 19 hurts Mexican traffickers only if state exports pot
Battles over medical marijuana still stirring across California
Comic identifies symptoms of pot paranoia: 'Arresting people'
Pot legalization group pitches a revived California in the green
New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed'
Can Soros and his $1 million light up Proposition 19 comeback?
CalChamber radio ad depicts Reefer Madness in the workplace
Husband and wife medical pot providers spar over local taxes
Pot backers air Comedy Central ad, dress up for 'Sanity' rally

Remember to post your response by 8:00AM wednesday morning

135 comments:

  1. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Period 5November 1, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    I read the article about Soros donating $1 million to the yes on 19 campaign. Yes, it may allow the commercial to air more, but it might be too late. Maybe it's the channels I am watching, but I haven't seen any commercials on tv about proposition 19, so I don't know how effective the commercial will actually be. People say that this proposition will bring in tons of money in revenue for the state, but I'm not so sure about that. People opposed to the prop argue that the long-term public costs of this prop could exceed the revenue brought in.

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  2. My opinion is no don't legalize, because to me weed is just doing fine why all of a sudden we need to legalize it, we could be spending money in schools.

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  3. Prop 19 should pass. It would stimulate the econmoy in this time of the great recession. legalizing it would create many job oppurtinites, take some strain off of the prison system and court system. It would save tons of tax dollars which could be put to much better use.
    jake beilby

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  4. breana spiro sloan p.4
    well i read the article anout the battle over marijuana in california and i believe that it should be leagalize it and no its not because its cool or w.e any other dumb reason a teen can come up with. But because why our we going to waste our money on sending people to jail or prison on drug crimes such as possession of marijuana instead we could use the money on schools jobs and the reparation of any item that may need it why fight and loose money that we could use for better purposes.

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  5. I read the marijuana article, I strongly disagree on legalizing it. We don't need more people to be high and drinking combined. The crime rate and accidents I predict will rise. It also doesn't specify if you can go to work high or not. So people could show up to work high and what if it's a heart surgeon.

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  6. After reading the "Battles over medical marijuana still stirring across California" article, I have come to a conclusion that marijuana would be better illegal because it causes too many issues for communities. Issues such as crime, and illegal sales and trade would be at large if prop 19 were to pass.

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  7. pot is a gateway drug, a joint costing as low as 1.50$ could lead to SEVERE problems world wide.

    read: "If price drops, future may be hazy for California pot workers"

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  8. Rebecca miles
    Bauer
    Ap period 4
    I watched to comedy central ad, and I am still not sure how to think on this prop.
    To me it is the moral decay of our society.. But on the other hand,our society has changed the way it think, and marijuana isn't as taboo as it used to be.
    do we want people sitting on the sidewalk, in a park, in front of a business, in front of our children, smoking weed and getting high?
    Ya itll save money, and will even bring in money.
    Our police officers could focus on bigger problems such as meth, rapists, murderers, etc.
    But at what cost?
    To me all politicians and ads are deceptive, so I would need to read the legit proposed prop, in order to fully decide.

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  9. I watched/ read Pot backers air Comedy Central ad, dress up for 'Sanity' rally. I'm still not sure how i feel about Prop 19. The commercial is pro Prop 19 so its oviously bias but it has some truth in it. There are some outdated laws that need to revised. I personnally agree that cops need to spend more time finding other criminals other than those who just smoke or posses small amounts of pot.
    Mr. Bauer Period 4

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  10. Haley Collins- Mr. Sloan (period one)November 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Alright alright, so basically this whole proposition is a joke in my opinion. Yeah, they say this proposition being passed "May" bring in 14 million and or more in taxes, but how do they know? There are so many people that use Marijuana these days. Children my age, even as young as sixth grade are using this ILLEGAL substance. If we legalize Marijuana do you think this will decrease? Honestly I read "Comic identifies symptoms of pot paranoia: 'Arresting people'" and "Pot backers air Comedy Central ad, dress up for 'Sanity' rally". Both of these articles served no purpose, and as I scrolled down the page and read the comments from people, they seriously seemed like complete idiots! Seriously, you have one back up on this Prop, and I would be perfectly fine with this prop IF it were only for medical use. Our society can only take this matter as a joke, why else would we have comedians representing this matter? You do not see Obama, or important figures stating "PRO PROP 19" do you? Seriously, this legalization if it occurs will harm our society, people will be more lazy, what will be the point in drug testing? Children will be affected, how would you feel if your teacher came to school stoned? I would be very angry. "Basically, California said, 'We can't pay our bills. Hey, I know: Let's sell some weed.'" This statement is exactly how this proposition seems, AND if this is the CHANGE Obama is bringing to our country, to our state... I personally resent it. So thinks twice before you vote, and please for those who think they "KNOW ALL" because you use Marijuana know your facts before you say things, and think of both sides.

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  11. I read the article concerning the closely watched California marijuana vote south of the border. I see this as just another reason to legalize the drug. Medical use has already been proved harmless. Passing this proposition would help bring millions in taxes. Marijuana is currently California's number 1 cash crop, and legalizing it would not only lower crime, but also put drug dealers out of business, and the revenue could help put a small dent in the current California deficit.
    Conner Woods Bauer

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  12. I read and watched the video on "Comic identifies symptoms of pot paranoia: 'Arresting people'." It was quite funny and seems true to Keith Lowell Jensen's sayings. I personally thought that what he said was very reasonable and seems true. Just because many citizens don't do marijuana, that doesn't mean that they should stop others from doing it. It's up to that own individual to decide whether he/she does marijuana. Yes it will hurt our society, I personally believe too, but no matter what, people will do what they want. Legalizing or not legalizing marijuana, either ways, marijuana will still be used.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  13. Richard May, Mr. Sloan, Per. 4November 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    read:Pot legalization group pitches a revived California in the green
    ok so all the reason they gave were excellent but there were so many things wrong with those statements. like the first this drug that inhibits brain cpacity be used for education, i mean come on people really? also im know weed isn't addicting but if they have rehabs for sex i think this isn't far behind. OK the cures one is ok, but thats already legal, don't use it as an example. For the state parks one there is another bill on the ballot for that purpose only. and what is this about community gardens? Plant a rose bush people. I'm in favor of passing this propostion for the tax benefits but the reason in this article are rediculous

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  14. I read the last article, weed wars or something... starts with pot?. anyways... i believe they should LEGALIZE weed. Its basically already legalized... when cops catch you with marijuana they dont even do anything about it but crush it on the ground plus half of them do it too. this is pathetic how people think its sooooo bad for you yet alcohols the same frikin thing. people are hypocrites and drink like a fish yet critize people who smoke... saying " your gonna get lung cancer"... well you know what! your an idiot cause your gonna have a jacked up liver! your messin your self up too. so basically legalize it so we can stop haters like that and to make a happy economy! :)

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  15. Kayla Rodriguez Sloan5November 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    i watched the video of "pot paranoia." i believe that we should legalize it. not for my own use, but for those who do use it, it would help stimulate our economy. the tax dollars could be put to use. many people who illegally use this can be contributors to helping our economy

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  16. "Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border" is an article that describes the relationship between Mexico and the U.S., and it's a relationship of drug cartels to their customers. Proposition 19 sends the completely wrong message to Mexico's government, a government that has watched the United States forget, forgive, and then embrace the very drugs that have cost so much grief and hardship in Mexico. Legalizing marijuana is a slap in the face to the Mexican government's drug war and it would encourage the cartels that have torn our neighbors apart.
    Caleb Boyd
    Sloan
    Per. 2

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  17. I think that marijuana legalized would save us a lot of trouble as a state...Think about it, new job opportunities, mellow communities...and as for everyone saying that people will be showing up to work stoned...the rules will most likely be the same as the drinking laws...have to be 21, and major consequences if you show up to work intoxicated....
    Samantha White
    Sloan
    Per.5

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  18. I believe that legalizing marijuana is a horrible idea, it will bring many problems into the community, and most likely have the same affect as drunk driving or even worse. I believe that it would help the economy because so many people smoke pot, but is it worth the problems that our communities will be faced with?

    Trista Dowdy
    Per.5

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  19. I think legalizing it is really a stupid idea why doit? But then again in a way it is good mainly because we wouldnt be spending money on people who are going to jail for the ridiculous reasons like selling pot to kids or getting caught smoking it. I gues it really would save us money... Read: Battles over medical Marijuana in california.

    Adilene vazquez: sloan period onee

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  20. On of the many bad things about legalizing marijuana is that once this happens the federal gov will no longer give us "the state of california" grants and other money for such as reconstructing bridges like the C street over pass and the twin cities over pass so theres alot of pros and cons in the legalizing this drug.

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  21. Asher Maroot- SloanNovember 1, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    read article about governor signing decriminalization bill. it pretty much said that carrying a small amount of marijuana on your person will no longer be a misdemeanor, it will become a simple infraction. the penalty will simply become a $100 fee. with the signing of this bill, the prison system will become a lot less clogged, the government will have a good way of making money; but people are more likely to still carry marijuana on them knowing that they penalty in not as strict.

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  22. I read the article "Marijuana watched closely South of the border." and watched Comic identifies symptoms of pot paranoia." I still believe that marijuana should not be legalized. This issue could lead to crime and to other things. Instead we could use the money for other important things. I do not think that prop 19 is worth legalizing.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  23. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5November 1, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    i read the article about soros and his $1 million donation for prop 19. i dont think that is going to work. there arent many tv ads for this prop and its a little too late. maybe it will change a few people's minds, but not a lot. i mean i guess it would help us get out of debt, but i still do not think they should legalize it.

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  24. This has always been a really hard proposition for me to be fully for, or against. We all know the bad stuuf: you can kill yourself doing something dumb because you're high, you can kill somebody ELSE because you are high and acting stupid, it is POSITIVELY a gateway drug (unfortunatley, in my family, there is alot of drug abuse. Ive lived it. I know) But then there are the good things: We could stimulate our economy, and try to fix California (after all, when Cali is doing well, most likely, all of America is doing well) We could put about $14 million onto our horribly poor and run-down schools. But then, it gets personal. You will always have 21 and older dealers, trying to sell to YOUNG kids. That scares me, an older sister of 6 siblings. Then theres the uncertainty: what will this really do for the economy? I mean, these people dont know FOR SURE if this proposition will bring in this $14 million? We will only know if this prop. is passed. But what if it goes bad? What if we have a bunch of stoners running around, being stupid, and killing people? Its scary. I am really for Prop. 19 on a certain level, because we could stop wasting our time with misdomeaners because of drug possesion. Seriously, our police officers can be focused on violent crimes. They could be out catching a rapist, instead of dealing with a high, and dumb, teenager. Rereading my response, I guess I would be for it...?

    (read: "Governor signs marijuana decriminalization bill" and "New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed'"

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  25. I read the article "As Latino group endorses Prop 19, Mexican Leader decries it". I disagree with the article, that the legalization of marijuana would work out better for Latinos or other people. It might actually encourage people to start a bad habit that they can get addicted to. If this drug becomes legal, people will want to pass laws in the future in favor of other drugs. There are other ways to help the economy.

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  26. Emily Geiszler, Bauer, AP Gov Period 4November 1, 2010 at 9:50 PM

    I read the article about Soros and his $1 million. It is crazy that someone would spend that much money to make marijuana legal. It is a disgusting drug that impairs a person's senses. Not only does it smell horrible, but young children could be getting high from it. Legalizing it would just cause more problems and people would smoke it in public more often. I am glad the proponents are behind in the polls. I hope the proposition does not pass. This state does not need any more problems than its already got.

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  27. Kevin Krivda, Bauer P1
    States rights!!!!! if the people vote yes than so be it, its the states right to make laws and legalization's like this. I have seen no add either and doubt that it will make a differnece in the proposition. If it passes cool if it dosnt thats cool too, i feel like it dosnt make a difference. Its not like everyone is gonna be growing marijuana plants in their backyard now. If it can be taxed and bring money to the state, a state that is struggling in terms of a budget and economy, then isn't that a good thing?

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  28. kevin Krivda, Bauer P1
    And to magaly martin: Someone cannot get addicted to marijuana, there isn't anything in it like nicatin. There is no such thing as a person addicted to marijuana or a marijuana users anonymous group

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  29. On the article of Stephen Colbert: Prop 19 'most popular candidate in California' it shows some of the pros and cons against prop 19. I think it is true that this prob is one of the most popular on the ballet.

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  30. I dont care if prop 19 passes. If it passes, great, but it doesn't mean that I can buy all the weed I want. I need a medical card to buy it. Prop 19 passing could help the economy, but the result of it is that there might be accidents on the roads. Drunk driving is also similar to pot driving. Well, in my opinion, what's the point on legalizing weed when everyone can still buy weed illegaly. I think the rate of people buying weed will be low because you can buy a dub of weed for $20 compare on the price you'll have to pay if you buy from the government.

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  31. Brian Magina, Sloan P.3November 1, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Uh oh i had a feeling we were going to talk about this topic lol. But after reading the article "New Prop 19 ad declares 'war on Marijuana Has Failed" I would have to agree with San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara when he says "the war on marijuana has failed and it is time to legalize pot to allow police to focus on violent crimes, and put drug cartels out of business." With less attention on crimes of marijuana there will be more focus that can be put on more violent crimes like drug cartel. Passing this will not only do this, but it will also bring in money that our state needs at this time of crisis.

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  32. I read the article about Weed Wars, and the dress up for sanity rally with comedy central. The article basically says that the suppporters don't want to be type-casted, yet the only audience they target are those that watch comedy central. That is the only place I myself have seen a prop 19 commercial and it is almost type casting itself that even their supporters will be watching this channel. However, the commercial is better than most of the ones from the candidates and would really get me to vote without slandering their opponents.

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  33. Tyler Glenn Per.3 SloanNovember 2, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    I feel that we should legalize it. There are so many people that support it and it seems there is more talk about this than any other thing on the ballot. I read Stephen Colbert: Prop 19 'Most Popular Candidate in California' and what he says in it is so true. This is something that people will go out of their way to vote for.

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  34. I read the Weed Wars article and thougt the efforts to show the positives of prop 19 may be too little too late. The supporters also were clever on saturday when dresing in suits for a walk in DC to show the support of the legalizaton of pot.

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  35. Alexis Watson Bauer 3November 2, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    I believe people have the right to give money to whomever they support, however, it may not always make a difference. I have not seen this Propotion 19 commercial and the election is today. It seems like yes on prop. 19 efforts were more expensive than productive.

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  36. I read "if price drops it could be a hazy future for california." In the article it says that if marijuana were to become legalized the price will drop 80% and the price will come down to $1.50. I think that legalizing marijuana isn't worth it. It's not going to help the economy dramatically and it's only going to make society worse. Sloan per 1

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  37. Im doing prop 19 for Mr. Bauer and if the marijuana gets passed its regulated as alcohol. You have to be 21 and over with I.D. to get the marijuana. Also people say ohh its a bad substance its going to kill you when in fact is not true. HELLO POEPLE OPEN YOUR EYES ALCOHOL KILLS MORE THAN MARIJUANA! Alcohol is more dangerous than Marijuana and there are other subsatnce thatare more dangerous than Marijuana yet its illegal to smoke it. Thats stupidly insane, im sorry but that is like give a kid a sucker that has posion. Im sorry but thats dumb no lie!
    Rene Bonilla
    Bauer 4th

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  38. Faye Roberson, Bauer, Period 5November 2, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    I have read the Governor sign marijuana decriminaliztion bill and the Head of medical marijuana..... I agree with some of the statements they said. The issue on marijuana should be left as is and it shouldnt be smoked for fun like the governor said. I also agree with the second article when they said that doctors may just be trying to aprove this prop. because they would be makeing more money.

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  39. Jackie Douglas Bauer P.2November 2, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    I watched the comedian's video about legalizing MJ and he actually made some good points.

    He stated that just because he doesn't smoke it doesn't mean everyone else can't; he just simply chooses not to. I agree somewhat, because you choose your own fate and only you can decide what you want to do with your life, but that doesn't mean that I agree with legalizing the drug.

    If it is legalized, it could surprise us all and take a turn that we weren't expecting. What if supply & demand stayed the same or even went down, because now everyone (of age) can smoke it so it suddenly looses it's luster. It's no longer a forbidden thing that makes you feel rebellious or cool even, it's just another evil in this world.

    I say legalize it.
    The people who choose to use the drug have been warned about the long term health effects and the tax on it, so why not let them suffer their fate. It's what they want, it's what they choose for themself.
    And if it gets out of hand, can't we veto the law?

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  40. I read and watched the Stephen Colbert: Prop 19 "most popular candidate in California". I believe that we need to not pass prop 19, because it is bad for everyone. It is a terrible drug, and people need to stop pretending like it is safe because it is not. Joseph Califano Jr. of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse brought up the fact that legalizing marajuana will hurt children, not help them, because kids will be able to access it easier. The bottom line is that this proposition maybe popular, but even if it passes the federal government will step in and ban it, so I don't care which way anyone on this issue because, luckily, the federal government has the public's best interest at heart on this issue, even though most of the public doesn't.

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  41. "New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed'"
    excuse me mr macnamara, but just because people are still committing murders doesn't mean that we should legalize that too. That logic is... funny. this proposition is just one more disgusting step towards government soma distribution.

    irony: one bill this year, 23, boosts our market and economy by stifling the green movement. 19, however, promises a boost in our market and says to go "green" all the way. heheh.

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  42. I am opposed to marijuana legalization, even if they say it will bring in tons of money. People are getting it illegally now, and they can still continue to do that, tax-free, if Prop 19 is passed. I don't really like what the former San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara said about "the war on marijuana has failed" and that by legalizing marijuana it will "allow police to focus on violent crimes, and put drug cartels out of business." It just seems like he is giving up and giving in. Just because it is more convenient to let people do drugs, doesn't mean that it is justified and should be allowed.
    Bauer/Sloan

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  43. Battles over medical marijuana still stirring across California

    it is evident that the battle over medical marijuana in california is stil an issue. as the artical talkes about the police rading medical marijuana users to make sure they are not abvusing the law. i agree the police should chek up on the people they also should check the farmacies who provide it because as the artical states , thousands of dollers are being pokited iligaly by the distributers. altough i dont belive the raids should be random the police should have a proper reason as to why they belive that farmacy is susspicious. and personaly i belive medical marijuana should not be ligalized because many people will abuse their pruscriptons.
    Alondra Munoz
    sloan p5

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  44. Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border --> I think that it’s interesting that Mexico is using California as an example in how they should run things.
    If price drops, future may be hazy for California pot workers --> After reading the first part of this article, I don’t know what to think about the legalization of Marijuana. In the beginning I thought the legalization would be a good thing to tax and raise money for our state. But after reading how much that the prices will drop for weed, it’s kinda ridiculous. I’m not sure if it would be beneficial or not? Maybe in the long run because there will be taxes in general on it and the government can actually take money, but it doesn’t give the sellers much profit…
    New Proposition 19 ad declares 'war on marijuana has failed' --> I agree with the add. Police focusing on Marijuana busts are neglecting what crimes are more important. Marijuana isn’t as dangerous as stabbing someone or robbing a bank. Police need to focus on things more crucial to our society.

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  45. i think that they shouldnt legalize marijuana because mexicos government has had drug wars and now there will be more and it will complicate it even more. i think that alot of teens will get more into trouble because it will make it easier for them to get it through a relative. i just think they should just leave it the way it is.
    erika oropeza
    mr.sloan
    p.4

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  46. prop 19 shouldnt be passed. mirajuana should be illegal like any other drug. it shouldnt be able to be grown for a medical cause either. they should have to go to the doctor to get treatment or something.
    kimberlie hernandez
    sloan
    p.4

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  47. The articles I read include: "Head of medical marijuana physicains decries prop 19", " New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed", and "Husband and wife medical pot providers spar over local tax". What I noticed from reading these articles, and others as well, is that legalizing marijuana is a sign of failure and is disaproved by those who are involved in providing marijuana for medical reasons. California has lost the war against this drug, and legalizing marijuana is like giving up and letting the people have what they want when they want. California will also get money out of it, but I don't think that this is a justifiable reason to legalize marijuana. Those who oppose it are the once who will lose their business. The wife and husband that are medical pot providers dissaprove of it, but they do make a good point that if this drug ends up being legalized then it should be given a high tax. I can't reallly say that i am for it, nor against it. This is an issue that either way it goes California will end up both winning and losing.

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  48. Maria Perez
    Sloan
    Per.4
    I read the article called, "Pot legalization group pitches a revived California in the green". I believe that prop 19 should not be passed in California or any where else. Already people are smoking marijuana without it being legalized so if it is legalized it would be worse, they would smoke all the time, and they will have less trouble getting it. Having the marijuana legalized will affect all of California in general because it won't be safe anymore, childrens will not be able to go outside in the parks without their parents not worrying about them, streets would also become dangerous, if people smoking marijuana are driving or even walking down the street.

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  49. I read two articles: "Head of medical marijuana physicians decries Prop 19" and "CalChamber radio ad depicts Reefer Madness in the workplace". Both articles stated facts to prove Proposition 19 should NOT be passed, one article for medical reasoning and one article for work place safety. The issues of legalizing marijuana seem to be similar to legalizing alcohol in the 1920's. I don't believe that workers would actually show up to their jobs stoned, just like today workers don't usually show up to their jobs drunk. However, I agree that there are some safety hazards that could come up if Proposition 19 passes, especially medically. People today already attempt to fake their way into obtaining medical marijuana, but if the drug was legal there wouldn't be a limit that could easily be controlled.

    Devin Smith, Mr. Bauer. P.1.

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  50. I cant really say that im for or against the legalization of marajuana because it is sometimes needed for medical reasons. I do belive that a high tax should be put on it though and i belive that people that own marajuana should have some kind of permit allowing them to have it.I read the article of the governer decriminalizing marijuana and i do think that the issue on marijuana is a waste of time and their are more important things to worry about.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Mr.sloan
    Per.4

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  51. I do not agree with the legalization of marijuana because i belive that many people will take advantage of it and it should only be used for medical reasons.Head of medical marijuana physicains decries prop 19 is the article that i read. legalizing marijuana is giving up and letting the citizens have what they want. If it is passed it should still be restricted.

    Karina Ramos
    Per.1
    Mr.sloan

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  52. I watched "Pot backers air Comedy Central ad, dress up for 'Sanity' rally" and I think that Prop 19 should be passed. It is pointless to vote no because people are still going to smoke regardless. The state will be making billions of dollars in taxes from it each year and it allows people new job opportunities, two things that we definitely need, jobs and money. And saying that people are going to start showing up to work high? No, thats stupid. Its just like drinking, you have the common sense to not come to work drunk. I dont see why its being made into such a big deal because people already do it! It wont be different.

    Mr. Sloan, p.1

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  53. Well, I read "If price drops, future may be hazy for California pot workers," and I can believe most of the facts presented within that new article. In my opinion, this prop is complete (for lack of a better word) bull-crap. The article stated that it is presumed to bring in a great amount of money that could benifit this state, but the reality is that the price will drop. A price drop in marijuana will lead to a drop in the presumed profit from whatever number was projected, down to somewhere along the lines of $50 million. This $50 million profit was compared to a large winery, and when compared to the state as a whole, it will have an effect, but no significant effect. Prop 19 shouldn't exist...

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  54. Article:marijuana watched closly on the other side of the border:
    -I think that Californias decison on legalizing marijuana is very important. if prop 19 is voted yes than this can lead other counties like mexico to allow it as well.in this article they have said that the mexican goverment is paying close attention to the desion that california will make. so they can decide wether or not to legalize it as well.
    monica salazar
    mr.sloan

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  55. Prop 19 should be passed simply because any money that it brings in will help our economy, no matter the amount. Let's face it, people are gonna smoke pot no matter what, why not make a little revenue off of it? In an economic struggle like this, we should be willing to try anything... to help the economy, and it seems to me that this would be a good option for generating revenue.
    Sloan
    p.2

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  56. I believe Prop 19 should be passed. It will help boost the economy and at the moment, we need it. It will bring in money and also make the pot smoking people pretty happy. People smoke it already, and when it has an opportunity help out the government, why not pass it?

    Daniel Ruiz
    Sloan
    Govt Per. 5

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  57. i read the "pot paranoia" thing and really all i have to say is that this proposition doesn't pertain to me cause i could care less if they legalize it or not however i do believe that if they do legalize it, it would help our economy financially because a lot of people would probably smoke it.

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  58. Miruahna should stay illegal because their is already medical miruahna and making it legal would probably make America worse as a country.
    Tori Milligan
    Sloan
    per.3

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  59. I read the aarticle abot the ex-DEA chief. I agree with him this bill wouldn't really do anything good for California and besides that it also violates federal law.

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  60. katie frogue; sloan p1November 2, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    Well, prop 19 could go a few ways. Yes, legalize weed for job oppurtunities, or whatever, but then again, its sorta already legal enough as it is. Just cant get caught with it without a license:)

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  61. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1November 2, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    I read the article about Soros and his million dollar donation to voting yes on Prop 19. I'm not sure if this was really worth it at all; not only because legalizing marijuana isn't worth it, but because I haven't even seen a commercial on the issue. I'm not sure if it's the channels I watch or what, but they aren't on there! If the million dollars was to put the commercials on the air, it was obviously a waste. Marijuana shouldn't even be legalized in the first place. It's a dangerous idea and if it's not prescribed to someone as medical marijuana, I think it would get really out of hand and people would abuse their right to it to no end. It also seems kind of dangerous. If it did help out the economy, it wouldn't really matter in the long run because legalization would probably kill the school systems, even if the legal age would be 21. Then it would be that much easier for kids our age to get it, smoke it, and fail out of school...thus creating more money needed to help out all the bombed schools. No on Prop 19! :)

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  62. I watched the Colbert video, and while i agree that it would be extremely easy for kids under 21 to get weed if prop 19 passes, it probably is just as easy now. You can never ban things completely, so policy makers should just allow weed to become legal. With tabacco and alcohol companies booming through any economic crisis, perhaps the market for marajuana could be the same way. I think that there is no use in trying to stop prop 19 from passing, because that just means that there will be more criminal acts than need be.
    Tiapon-Bauer4;Sloan3

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  63. jacob farrar
    bauer 4th
    I watched the video on the Colber Report. i thought that they covered the topic well and with a good humor. i think that they should ligalize it becuse it would give us more money to spend towrds our nation. we can use this money to help fund schools and other things. it also helps the police to acculy get the iliggle / blackmarket sellers of the streets.

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  64. I read the article on what the attorney general would do if the bill passed or failed. It depends on who the Attorney general would be... Some would defend the proposition while others ignore it. Personally, i think the proposition is ridiculous. I think this for a few reasons:

    Many more people would be addicted to marijuana and high all the time. Is that good? Definatly not. The vast majority of pot heads in high school have terrible grades and don't give a crap about society or what happens in it, all they want is more pot. If the entire state was high all the time like that, think where our economy would be then. A state could not function if many of its population was in a narcotic stupor hours a day.

    Another reason is that it would still be illegal federally. Yes, the Feds said medical marijuana was ok. I think the reason they say no to flat legalization, even in spite of the tax revenue it would bring in, is because they feel enough is enough. The federal government knows a blazed state would be detrimental to the health of not only that state, but to America. And that dont fly.

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  65. Prop 19 should pass. I read the article "Pot legalization group pitches a revived California in the green" and it's pretty clear that if we tax canabbis, the money will help education and and job opportunities. If marijuana is illegal, then why aren't cigarettes or alcohol?

    Guadalupe Velasquez
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  66. I stongely disagree with the legalix\zatin og weed. Also, if poeple can go to work high then they will lose business so it will not stimulate the aconomy anyway. If they wrote the bill or propotion better then i would still be against it, but it would help things.

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  67. Legalizing weed will eliminate the trouble cops go through for finding weed on people, but its not worth it. Legalizing weed will make weed more avaiable to adults, which will lead to the wide spread of weed amoung teens through illegal selling.

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  68. I READ THE ARTICLE AS LATINO GROUP ENDORSES PROP 19, MEXICAN LEADER DECRIES IT. IT EXPLAINS THAT THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA WILL HELP THE LATINO COMMUNITY. I STRONGLY AGREE WITH PROP 19. IF I COULD VOTE I WOULD VOTE YES. IT WILL HELP OUR ECONOMY. IT WILL ONLY BE LEGAL TO ADULTS AND IF MINORS GET CAUGHT WITH IT THERE WILL STILL BE CONSEQUENCES LIKE THERE IS WITH ALCOHOL. PLUS KIDS BE SMOKING IT ANYWAYS WHY NOT JUST MAKE IT LEGAL? RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT ALCOHOL IS WORSE THAN MARY JANE AND IT IS THE GREATEST CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENTS AND DEATHS. IT ALSO DAMAGES YOUR BODY MORE THAN A LITTLE TEN SACK OF WEED.

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  69. Cierra Gonsalves, Mr. Bauer, Period 2November 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Head of medical marijuana physicians decries Prop 19:

    The article above informs the public of a doctor's opinion concerning marijuana. Doctors are voting "NO" on proposition 19 due to marijuana being used for recreational purposes rather then medical purposes. Because of the usage of maijuana being legal, medical patients could be deined the prescription. I personally wouldn't pass prop 19 because even though you can't overdose on marijuana, it still kills your brain cells.

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  70. enrique salazar sloan per5November 2, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    I believe that marijuana should stay illegal like every other drug and all legalizing it would do is make the crime rate go up. if weed is legalized then what would be next on the drug list to be legalized?

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  71. Jaskiran Kaur Mr.Bauer Per 2November 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Sacramento comedian, Keith Lowell Jensen, gives a funny outlook on why people are paranoid when smoking weed. Jensen doesn't smoke weed and believes that once its legalized, maybe people will stop being so worried about it. Jensen explains that the reason we're legalizing pot now is because California is broke and makes jokes about how people have been arrested and are in jail for selling pot, but now its okay to do so.

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  72. Isabel De la Rosa
    Bauer
    p.2
    I read "Pot legalization group pitches a revived California in the green" and it speaks about how the legalization on marijuana would come with some benefits. the benefits they were inferring were economic and in the article they stated the money that marijuana could bring could be invested in the education system or in park or for medicinal purposes. i dont think that the benefits that marijuana will bring if legalized are worth it i think it would be more harmful than helpful.

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  73. I read "Governor signs marijuana decriminalization bill." I think he had a good idea for signing the bill to avoid money spent on court trials, although I don't understand why people should go to court. If they were in possession of the marijuana that was measured greater than an ounce, then they are responsible for it. I agree with him to not legalize marijuana. He did make a good choice and I'm glad he did so.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
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  74. Janeiry Balderas, Mr. Sloan, Period 4November 2, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    I read the article labeled, "As Latino group endorses Prop 19, Mexican leader decries it."
    I strongly disagree with that poor lost woman and how the passing of prop 19 would help the Latino community. How could it help it when this would only promote the use of m2ore drugs. Well since weed would be legal than why cant the other drugs be legal, well who cares about weed now( this is what i believe some would feel like). I actually for once support the president Felipe Calderon in that this would only tear up the American society more. By the passing of this law truly no good could come from it.

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  75. Jacqueline OlympiusNovember 2, 2010 at 9:01 PM

    I read two articles. The first being "Subjects of the 'Social Network' Donate to Marijuana Measure" and then "Comic Identifies Symptoms of Pot Paranoia: 'Arresting People.'" Perhaps I haven't given the first issue enough thought, but it seems to me that Facebook would be so supportive just to "look good" to the crowd that it is most popular with. Also possibly because the more people smoke, the lazier they get, therefore the more people will be sitting on Facebook all day. In regards to the second article, I totally praise the comedian for being able to make the point that just because you yourself have no affiliation with the drug doesn't mean you have to ruin it for others just because you can. Additionally, I agree with him in thinking that this should have happened way sooner as the reason he states for it just occuring now seems to be the only reason why it is since there's not like any new scientific info. out or something. Lastly, I especially enjoyed his argument as to why it's supposed to induce paranoia. Good stuff. ;)

    --Sloan
    AP Econ, Period 3

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  76. i think that weed should stay illegal reason why if we already have problems with it now what will happen if it becomes legal that would probably bring the crime rate off so i think that we should just keep it illegal.
    Richard Manzo
    Mr.Sloan
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  77. I watched to comedy central video and what i thought of it was that they want everyone that agrees with prop 19 should vote yes and they will win.They think that they are trying to keep information oway from them so they wont vote.I dont agree with this because its just going to bring more problems and were not going to be focusing in the real problems that are going on.More teens are going to be able to get a hold of marijuana and its not gonna help nothing at all.

    tania hinojosa
    sloan p5

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  78. I watched the comedy central ad I thought it was funny how the announcer spoke real slowly and text followed his every word so no one would get lost. It's almost as if they made it specifically for 3rd graders or kids with ADD. Just like how weed is considered a gateway drug it is also a gateway to the moral deficit of our society. If we can put a business model on it and proves it creates jobs why not make it murder legal right? We as the future of our state have to think about not only the short term implications but the long term.

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  79. I read the article " Can Soros and his $1 milion light up Proposition 19 comeback?"; i do not think that the money donated to the Yes on 19 campaign will be much help. The people who vote are mostly elderly people and they tend to reatain old values. These values go strongly against the use of drugs. The commercials that the $1 million helped pay for came to late.

    Omar Hoyos

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  80. I watched the Comedy Central video. I agreed with the statement made about the two already-legal drugs. The only two legal drugs at this moment are alcohol and tobacco, and both of those together cause enough problems. While some may say marajuana is "not that bad", the fact remains that it is a gateway drug to much worse. Do we really want something like that legal? I think that people will just want to keep pushing the limits, and if marajuana is legal, it will not keep people happy long, and they will want other drugs legal as well.

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  81. After the bill that the governor just signed, having weed isn't a big deal anyways. Marijuana is the biggest cash crop in California and much of the weed economy would be ruined if prop. 19 passed, such as in Humboldt County.
    Sloan Per. 3
    Bauer Per. 4

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  82. Spencer PellandiniNovember 2, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    I believe marijuana should say illegal. If the prop passes I believe it will only cause more problems for California. It is already a problem in the legal system it will only get worse. And it will only become legal in the state not federal and I believe that will cause problems in the court. It will also become a problem with minors, just like alcohol they will get ahold of it and cause problems.
    Spencer Pellandini
    Sloan
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  83. I believe that legallizing marijuana will serve more for those who do it for recreational purpoes, which is why i'm against prop 19. I read the article on pot paranoia, and I agree that the only reason why this is even in consideration is because California needs serious financial help. So, they resort to selling drugs like drug dealers though. I also read the article about Mexico watching to see if California legallizes it. I think they're right if we start with legallizing pot what else will that lead to. I don't think it's a good. Thing I think we shoould stay with keeping it illegal and wtriting prescriptions for those who need it for medical reasons, just like any other drug that would be illegal to sell to just anyone.

    Sloan p.2

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  84. Dominique Jimenez, Sloan., 5th PeriodNovember 2, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    Head of medical marijuana physicians network decries Prop 19 is what i read and they are against Prop19 because they state that people use it for the wrong reasons even though they are medically provided it.

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  85. I read the pot legalization groups article and they make a good point of how legalizing marijuana will help boost our economy. The money will be able to be used for anything and may be able to help our community. There will be restrictions placed of course so we won't have to worry too much about drug addicts running around high everywhere.

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  86. I don't really have a stand on this issue. Either side makes decent enough arguments, so all I can say is whatever happens will happen, and regardless of whether marijuana will become legal or not, some people will still continue to do it. It just depends on whether or not California wants the revenue from legalizing it bad enough, and whether or not the Feds will be intrusive on the law. Either way, I don't see very much progress being made with this.

    Brian S.
    Sloan Per. 4

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  87. i read the head of physician describe marijuana
    i think that the medical marijuana people dont agree withthe prop because it will take away alot of their business

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  88. I don't think prop 19 should be legalized. This is because I think the police should focus on all types of crimes. Marijuana is illegal and should remain illegal regardless of its use. People should be stopped from selling marijuana illegally.
    Erica Ayala
    Mr. Bauer
    Per. 4

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  89. I read the first two articles and it seems apparent, like in most cases, that those who will lose money to Prop 19 have big long lists why its terrible and those who will get money endorse it. Simple as that and to be honest California needs money so why not? A good number of people are frequent pot smokers starting in elementary school for some of them. People should have the right to voluntarily destroy themselves with drugs and become losers of society and amount to nothing. Those who don't can rise above and laugh in their face.

    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan Per 1

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  90. I watched "New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed'" and "Pot backers air Comedy Central ad, dress up for 'Sanity' rally". I for the most part think I would vote yes on Proposition 19. It would stimulate the economy which is what we really need right now.

    Kimberly Smith
    Bauer
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  91. The $1 million dollar donation by George Soros to the Proposition 19 campaign, justifies this man's insanity. This anti-American, anti-family, anti-Semitic piece of garbage has an agenda. He's an internationalist. He despises the United States, and wants to incorporate a one world government. What role does Proposition 19 play in this? Look at the big picture. Doping up society facilitates the process of manipulation(once the tetrahydrocannabinol adversely affects nerve cells in the brain). As a result, he will gain even more power and become closer to incorporating his radicalism.(Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  92. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/ Bauer p.4November 2, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    I read the article about Soros and the 1 million dollars. He spent this money even though there was such a small amount of time left before the election. While it may seem that he wasting this much money on a losing campaign, for him it may be worth it because he may profit off the legalization. There hasn't been a great increase in televion ads, but there has been an increase in internet ads saying things like "We already grow it and use it, why not make it legal".

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  93. It's basically pot smokers vs. non-smokers and whether we like it or not, it will be legalized. majority will win. I personally believe marijuana shouldnt be legalized, what is it treating? depression? wooow people, if thats the case then people need to take cymbalta or something. But yet again it IS less effective than alcohol and thats legalized isnt it? It's not a gateway drug, people just say that to scare inexperienced smokers. you can get addicted but just because you smoke some grass doesnt mean your going to resort to nose candy. In the end its a peronal choice, say no to drugs!

    per2
    mr.bauer

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  94. While there are some good points to passing prop 19, there arent any guaruntees. Yeah, it could stimulate the economy but who's to say it really will be effective? However, there is tons of money spent from people buying marijuana illegally, just think if we were to tax it...theres a possibilty that the government could be bringing in a lot of money. In my opinion, people are going to do whatever they want anyways, might as well make it legal.

    Danielle Barros
    Gov. p.4
    Sloan

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  95. Btw if your going to argue being for the legalization, at least spell MARIJUANA right.
    Just saying :)

    love becker

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  96. Mallory lemIeux Mr sloan pd.4November 2, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    THEre are some good and bad reasons for the passing of prop 19. A good reason would be that it could help the california debt by setting a very high tax on it and just cause it is used for medical use also. A Bad reason Is that it would be more expensive on the buyers and well that's all I could think of for bad reasons :)

    P.S I'm still waiting to be student of the week Mr Sloan!!!!

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  97. I read the article "New Prop 19 ad declares war on Marijuana Has Failed" and I agree with San Jose Police Chief Joseph McNamara when he says that with less attention on crimes of marijuana there will be more time to focus on more violent crimes like drug cartel. Passing this will also bring in money that our state needs right now.
    Ivan Cardenas
    Sloan
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  98. i read the Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border article and i agree with its ideas. its easy to believe that mexico is just waiting for california to take a stand because we are so close and if it was legal in mexico and not california people could go across the boarder and conme back with drugs, which would probably lead to a conflict between mexico and all the boardering states.i think that legalizing marijuana in california can help out our economy, so i say vote yes on prop 19. but as for mexico, i believe that legalizing marijuana may help with the drug wars, but arent they over more hard core drugs? im not 100% sure, but i do think that it could have a positive impact, even if it doesnt solve the whole drug war.

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  99. I read New proposition ad 19 declares war on marijuana has failed and as Brian magina said i agree on legalizing weed because like officer joseph mcnamara said it will give police more time to worry about bigger crimes. I also believe that it will stimulate the economy. Oh and if it doesn't get passed, people are still going to do it. So for those of you who are like "I hope it doesn't get passed so it doesn't give people the right to burn wherever or whenever they want" sorry to break it to you, but legal or illegal it's going to happen either way.
    Victor Alvarez
    Mr Sloan
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  100. Because Marijuana is a gateway drug and a drug at all, it should not be legally abused. Legalizing it would not only create hatred in gangs and druglords dependant on illegal trafficking for income, it would destroy the lives of thousands of young men and women in california. The post-prop 19 mayhem would ruin california and turn it into a drug run state.
    Oh, and think of the "emissions" from all that weed being smoked, as well as potential fire hazards from joints. Plus, the whole neighborhood is gonna smell horrible all the time. Its just all bad.
    What I posted has nothing to do with it, but I read the article about a Mexican leader decreeing prop 19

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  101. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, period 2November 3, 2010 at 12:30 AM

    I read the article about whether the attorney general canidates would defend prop 19 if it was to pass. Cooley said that he is strongly against it for a number of reasons. His oppenent aid that she would look into the safety hazzards of it and discuss the passed law with the federal goverment beofore she would give it her ok. So basically even if it were to pass there is no guarentee that it would even become legalized.

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  102. i read "Head of medical marijuana physicians decries Prop 19". A group that already dispenses marijuana for medical use is against this proposition that legalizes marijuana. Their argument is that cities will still be given the right to choose whether or not to sell marijuana within thier limits. they feel many cities, like Galt, will enact laws preventing the sales of marijuana which will also affect the dsispensaries that also dispense medical marijuana limiting patients access. if even those who already distribute marijuana do not want to legalize its use within california, then its obviously not a good idea.

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  103. I think that if make MARIJUANA legal it hat would only bring more problems than there are already the reason why it would easier for kids to get their hands on it . then there also be a problem with the tax we would have to find a new way tax it so i would say no

    ricardo villalpando
    Mr. Sloan
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  104. I read the ad on soros and his 1 million dollar donation to the prop. I don't think it will be affective because it is too late. It may catch a few people but im pretty sure most people have already made up their minds.
    Joshua Barnhart

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  105. I read the Stephen Colbert aticle. The legalizationof marijuana is still a bad idea. It will become a mess that will be hard to regulate and deal with. Plus it the government is endorsing the use of a drug which I feel is morally wrong.

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  106. Shane Santos, Period 5, BauerNovember 3, 2010 at 7:21 AM

    I read "Candidates, yes or no on prop 19". Neither Democrat Kamala Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, nor Republican Steve Cooley, the Los Angeles district attorney, could really say a "yes" or a "no." "I really am strongly opposed to Proposition 19 for many reasons," Cooley said during the debate at the University of California, Davis. "I would be inclined to advise that it is unconstitutional and preempted by federal law."Harris said she would convene state, federal and local law enforcement officials to review the initiative's impact on public safety and discuss how they believe "implementation should look."

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  107. Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border:

    I believe that if prop 19 was passed it would've lead to serious problems in our economy and communities. Mexico should decide for themselves whether or not they choose to legalize marijuana, they dont need to wait and see if we do to make their descision. basically, i just think that MJ not being legal will remain beneficial to our lives.
    Hayley Swearingen
    Sloan
    Per. 4

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  108. Soros donates 1 million...

    I believe this will help prop 19 in passing.i haven't seen a commercial for yes on 19 but i have seen one for no.In the long run it might help in passing the proposition but obviously now, it didn't do enough
    jose alvarez. sloan p4

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  109. I read the Head of medical marijuana physicians decries Prop 19 article. I do not think this law should be passed because then people who need this medical marijauna will go to someone else to get it and it might not be the correct amount or kind they need for thier health. I also think this law shouldn't be passed because it is still against fedral law therefor still illegal.

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  110. I read "As Latino group endorses Prop 19, Mexican leader decries it." I don't believe it'll help the Latino community. I think that promoting make making drugs legal will cause more problems than good. A lot of people already use drugs, and you can tell because they're less intelligent than people who don't use them. In this time in history, people are required to be smart so they can run complex jobs, but if drugs are legalized then more people will use them and society will become stupid.

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  111. I don't agree with prop 19, but there's no point in fighting with it. People are going to use it regardless of it being legal or not, and it's going to be treated the same as any drug or alcohol, it isn't illegal to use it but it is illegal to abuse it. It's still illegal to drive under the infuence and in public and etc, so the people who want to test the law can do it and go to jail like the rest of them.

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  112. I read article about Soros donating a million dollars to help the compaign. I don't think that this will make a difference. Prop 19 was doomed to fail from the beginning, and no amount of money would have changed this. People have too much integrity, surprisingly, to pass this bill, and this money will be a waste.
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  113. Ya ryan saw it didn't pass and even with 1 million backin it people are to scared to vot on it because of the suposed federal give wont let it pass bit in realitybthe would since ca is the bigesggest econ in the us and like alnsot in the world sobthey wouldn't cut the funndkng of it or eveyone in the us and world faall to so a it would work without a problem and the gov wont stop it

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  114. Hannah Engebretsen/Bauer P2November 3, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    I read the marijuana article and i discourage it being legal. The crime rate would go up and people would use it for the wrong reasons. High school students would have easier acess to it and people would be high when they go places. You cant even tell how long it has been in someones system. Unlike alchol.

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  115. I read the last article.
    It sucks they didn't legalize marijuana.
    I thought they would so that why it was legalize and people would have use it without hiding it. It also could of make our economy better by more jobs. It would have been better for now the economy.
    Sania Bacha
    Bauer
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  116. Danielle Bulmer-- Bauer-- 4November 3, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    It's a surprise the prop wasn't passed but it just comes to show that not many people are wanting marijuana to be legalized as much as some people thought

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  117. i think that marijuana would have been a good thing to pass because it would have helped our economy and there would be more money in the business cycle. on the other hand, if it was legalized, i believe the crime rate would have gone up the amount of people in car crashed could possibly go up. people would over use the legalization and they would drive and smoke at the same time. this could cause more crashes and hurt more people.
    Blake Harrison
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  118. i think a blii simillar to prop 19 will be passed sooner or later, maybe even nationwide, countless adults and teenagers already partake in this misdeminer offence regardless. making it leagle and establishiong oredr to it may cause or prevent delemasbut its gonna be an issue ether way.
    sloan per1 veronica iniguez

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  119. Katey Santillan Bauer p1November 4, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    I am glad that prop 19 did not pass because even though it promised it would bring in tons of revenue, it would be really expensive to buy it and it would still be just as cheap to but it on the black market or however it works. also i don't want to see people around children being all high and stoned. what kind of influence would that put on the younger generation?

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  120. I firmly stand behind no on prop 19.
    legalizing a drug the will not help us clean out the prisons, nor will it raise revenue.
    We will replaces "no victim crimes" with victim crimes. How many people will now be driving under another influence? How many people will loose control of them self and commit crimes they normally wouldn't do? How many people will die because of marijuana? How many people will have ruined lives? How many people will blow their brains out and become mindless voting sucking leaches upon or government and economy?
    Its not like we already have a problem with alcohol and tobacco. Oh wait, yes we do.
    pot is a plant, and its easy to grow, so why in the world would people buy it? Some will, but they can find cheap alternative ways that are not legal. What revenue will be made, will be lost in support for these people who have trashed their lives.
    I watched the Steven Colbert article. Luck for Ca, Marijuana was not the most popular candidate.
    Caleb Newman

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  121. I believe that marijuana should not be legalized. This issue could lead to crime and to other things. Instead we could use the money for other important things. I do not think that prop 19 is worth legalizing.
    Stephanie A
    Mr. Sloan
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  122. "It will generate billions of dollars for local communities, allow police to focus on violent crimes, and put drug cartels out of business. Join me and many others in law enforcement" When i first heard of prop 19 I was against it. I thought that by legalizing pot we would follow a path that would eventually legalize most drugs. Our world seems to be getting less and less conservative which can only propose so many doubts in my mind. However, taxing marijuana would have made a substantial amount of money. I am not completely sure what the issue at the border is but i do know that there are drug battles. If pot was legalized it may stop some of that violence. Is it worth legalizing pot to make money or should we be a more conservative society?

    Gabriella Cello
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    Mr. Sloan

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  123. i think that pot legalization could open up some doors for the economy by creating new jobs. and for all of the people who do buy it, they would be putting forth money to the economy.
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr. bauer
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  124. The first article about who closley waatches the votes on prop 19 really surprised me. It said that the drug cartels are the ones paying active attention to the issue. This would make it either easier for them or they will lossoe business. Then the second article was about top physicians who are against this proposition. they are against the proposition because they are worried that medical marijuana users will run risks for an open market. Last the Govenor singed a bill that woukd make the possesion of an ounce of marijuana or more an infraction instead of a misdemeaner which i think is a good way to clean up the courts.

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  125. I read the article about the controversy over the legalization of marijuana, & I believe that it should have been passed. I think that this will only benefited for those who could have used it to ease or lesson their pain or symptoms. And also, taxing marijuana would have also generated much needed amount of money, in which could have been put to good use.

    Sloan P/2

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  126. This is probably the most obsurd proposition ever thought of. I would vote no in a heart beat . Well even if people voted its going to be ruled unconstitutional. Futhermore take it from an asthmatic i dont need anymore pollution (fumes) messing with my lungs. JOrdan Elzie per 2 sloan

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  127. this has to be the most obsurd proposition ever thought of. Take it from an asthmatic we dont need any more pollution and ever if this were to pass it would be ruled unconstitutional. jordan elzie per 2 sloan

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  128. On the article of Stephen Colbert it tells you all the pros and cons about prop 19 not only those it tell you the pros and cons, but its very specific on the subject. prop 19 is the one the has the most people wondering. It's the most famous in the ballot.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr. Bauer
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  129. Morgan Woods -----> Bauer Per.1November 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    I watched the comic talking about paranoia and Pot. I think he's right! People are paranoid not from the pot but because they are afraid of getting caught. i think that the legalization of pot would have been a huge source of revenue and would have been great for our states budget.

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  130. i think they should passed it, it coulda maybe helped the economy and stuff. and ruin the drug dealers out there. but even though itd be more easy for kids to get it, its not like its easy enough already getting it illegal.

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  131. Marijuana Vote Watched Closely South of the Border- In this article it says that Mexico was keeping an eye out on wether California legalizes weed. Mexico is currently dealing with Drug Cartels and gangs. If the bill was to pass then those cartels would lose out on the money they make on marijuana sales. I think if we did this then there would be more trouble in Mexico.

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  132. Im sorry but i never was a big fan of the whole weed and whatever else people smoke. I think they should pf never had it in the first place because all it does is kill peoples brain cells and to me what is the fun in killing brain cells and looking all not so smart.

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  133. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanDecember 13, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    New Proposition 19 ad declares 'War on marijuana has failed'

    I believe in this, It is true that we are spending a lot of money on something that we have no control over. This is something that should have passed, but it was not purposed properly for it to pass. I think that it will be back once more, but this time pass.

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  134. Mary Jane should be legalized because it is a medical help. Besides people are gonna keep smoking weed anyways. This prop may come back and it might pass.

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  135. Vicente Chavez
    Sloan per 5th
    I read the article about marijuana in california and I dnt knw if it would be a good idea to be legalized because in a good side this would make a big change and crime rates would go down and it should hae a certain age for its usage however, there are some bad things as well there would be more people that would get addicted and what if it becomes a problem with driving like alcohol and this would also make a problem.

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