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August 21, 2013 2:51 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/58948695172/what-percentage-of-prisoners-in-the-usa-are-vegetarian">What percentage of prisoners in the USA are vegetarian?

I was wondering today how many vegetarians go to prison, and what they eat when they are there.  I have found vegetarians to be less likely to own a gun, and to have a greater desire to solve problems with their brains…I started to think about the standard American diet, and what percentage of those incarcerated in the USA are vegetarian or vegan…or even just trying to maintain their health while imprisoned.

I didn’t search long enough to find a chart with the statistic, but my search did lead me to an article entitled, “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison" with amazing stats about a Private Prison in CA which offered prisoners a choice between a regular CA Prison Diet, or a Vegan Diet.  85% of the prisoners chose the vegan option, and there was a noticeable difference in their behavior and in their health.  The private prison had an astoundingly low recidivism rate of 2%, while elsewhere in CA, the rate was 85%!

"In testimonials, inmates asserted that the surprisingly good-tasting food led them to feel better, have greater energy, increased stamina and reduced problems with acne. Indeed the effectiveness of a vegan vegetarian diet in rehabilitation has been scientifically validated."

Pretty amazing, huh?

P.S. Unfortunately, there was another issue involving phone calls that caused California to cancel their contract with the Moreland Prison Facility:

"Once operational, this facility saw remarkable results for seven years, before a dispute over inmate phone revenue led the State of California to cancel their contract with Mooreland."

 Read entire article: “Vegan Diet Impacts California Prison

May 10, 2012 12:31 pm
California Nuclear Initiative

Sign the Mailing List to stay informed of new developments in the effort to put an Initiative on the Ballot to get California’s Two Nuclear Power Plants PERMANENTLY Shut Down as soon as possible.

April 27, 2012 1:59 pm

f="http://leftish.tumblr.com/post/21930511204/help-pass-the-california-wolf-pac-resolution">Help pass the California Wolf PAC Resolution!

Posted by Chris Campbell

Wolf PAC, we need your help now making phone calls and sending email!

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2012) — On the heels of successfully passing a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to overturn the Citizens United decision, three California Assemblymen are championing a resolution that goes one step further.

Assemblyman Michael Allen (D-Sonoma County), Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) have filed Assembly Joint Resolution 32. If passed, this resolution — the first of its kind — will start the process of the States calling for a constitutional convention, which would be limited to amending the Constitution to limit corporate personhood and declare that money does not constitute speech and can be democratically limited.

 This landmark resolution is scheduled for a public hearing on May 1st before the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee. Please email and call the members of the Committee on Monday, April 30th to make sure they know you support Assembly Joint Resolution 32 and how important it is to the future of our democracy. We are also asking supporters to attend the public hearing and show their support on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the State Capitol, Room 4202.

Please RSVP your pledge to email and call the committee members listed below. This is not just an issue for Californians this is an issue for every America.

Mike Feuer - Chair (916) 319-2042 assemblymember.feuer@assembly.ca.gov

Donald P. Wagner - Vice Chair (916) 319-2070 assemblymember.wagner@assembly.ca.gov

Toni Atkins (916) 319-2076 assemblymember.atkins@assembly.ca.gov

Roger Dickinson (916) 319-2009 assemblymember.dickinson@assembly.ca.gov

Jeff Gorell (916) 319-2037 assemblymember.Gorell@assembly.ca.gov

Alyson Huber (916) 319-2010 assemblymember.Huber@assembly.ca.gov

Brian W. Jones (916) 319-2077 assemblymember.Jones@assembly.ca.gov

William W. Monning (916) 319-2027 assemblymember.Monning@assembly.ca.gov

WHEN
April 27, 2012 at 8:00 AM - April 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM
WHERE
Everywhere
April 9, 2012 1:54 pm
(photo Geoff Ozzy Wright)
Oaksterdam DEA Bust April 2, 2012
Protesters laid down in the street to prevent the DEA from taking Prop 19 mastermind Richard Lee’s possessions from Oaksterdam University, Oakland, CA
via LA Times:
Feds raid medical cannabis school in Oakland
Federal agents descended early Monday on Oaksterdam University — California’s first cannabis industry training school — securing the downtown Oakland facility as they served search warrants. See full story

Related articles
Oaksterdam Founder, Prop. 19 Funder, Driven Out of His Peaceful, Productive Business by Government (reason.com)
Oaksterdam University Founder To Hand Over Ownership Following Raids (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com)
Oaksterdam founder to leave cannabis business (mercurynews.com)

(photo Geoff Ozzy Wright)

Oaksterdam DEA Bust April 2, 2012

Protesters laid down in the street to prevent the DEA from taking Prop 19 mastermind Richard Lee’s possessions from Oaksterdam University, Oakland, CA

via LA Times:

Feds raid medical cannabis school in Oakland

March 2, 2012 7:05 pm
CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS - we need to collect 800,000 signatures by April 22 to get GMO Labeling on the Ballot!

Please Help! 

As much as I wish it were possible, online petition
signatures will not put us where we need to be by 4/22/12 in order to get the initiative on the ballot. We need 800,000 real live official petition signatures by then, or voters won’t even have a choice about whether they wish to have the food they eat labeled.

If you live in Marin County please stop by the Main Street Moms table in Pt Reyes over the weekend (in front of the Post Office on Saturday, and at Wells Fargo on Sunday) and sign the real deal.

If you live elsewhere in California, please click the link to find out how you can sign, or help collect signatures!

We need your help, and you can read more about the initiative at http://www.labelgmos.org/

February 18, 2012 1:28 pm
NORMAN SOLOMON FOR CONGRESS!
Norman Solomon is from my district, and is running to replace Lynn Woolsey.  He is AT LEAST as Progressive as Lynn, if not more so!
He is very popular in my district, in fact, he has over 600 VOLUNTEERS!  
He has had fund-raising events with the likes of Sean Penn, Daniel Ellsberg and Phil Donohue.
If you live in Northern California, please check out Norman!

NORMAN SOLOMON FOR CONGRESS!

Norman Solomon is from my district, and is running to replace Lynn Woolsey.  He is AT LEAST as Progressive as Lynn, if not more so!

He is very popular in my district, in fact, he has over 600 VOLUNTEERS!  

He has had fund-raising events with the likes of Sean Penn, Daniel Ellsberg and Phil Donohue.

If you live in Northern California, please check out Norman!

January 20, 2012 8:06 pm
Dianne Feinstein United States Senator, Public Enemy & Constitutional Terrorist

One of the Dianne Feinstein official  response Letters to negative opposition from the people who elected her; who she is supposed to be representing on SOPA, PIPA and recently the NDAA.

Feinstein is one of the richest members of Congress.  Whose business do you think she is doing since she is a truly a Greedy 1%er and she couldn’t care less about  the 99%!

She is  Stinking Rich to quote SF Weekly:
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2011/12/nancy_pelosi_dianne_feinstein.php

Her cold and uncaring canned form letter response to constituents is as follows.
BTW she is up for re-election in 2012!

“Dear Citizen or  is it Customer:

I received your letter expressing opposition to the “Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act,” commonly known as the “PROTECT IP Act.”  I appreciate knowing your views on this matter.

The “PROTECT IP Act” (S. 968) gives both copyright and trademark owners and the U.S. Department of Justice the authority to take action against websites that are “dedicated to infringing activities.”  These are websites that have “no significant use other than engaging in, enabling, or facilitating” copyright infringement, the sale of goods with a counterfeit trademark, or the evasion of technological measures designed to protect against copying.

The bill does not violate First Amendment rights to free speech because copyright piracy is not speech. [NOT TRUE]

Feinstein with the MPAA & RIAA Supporters of SOPA & PIPA, probably big donors.  What interesting motivation as doing her bosses bidding.]

America’s copyright industry is an important economic engine, and I believe copyright owners should be able to prevent their works from being illegally duplicated and stolen.  The protection of intellectual property is particularly vital to California’s thriving film, music, and high-technology industries.

I understand you have concerns about the “PROTECT IP Act.”  While I voted in favor of this bill when it was before the Senate Judiciary Committee, I have also been working with California high-technology businesses to improve the bill and to address the concerns of high-tech businesses, public interest groups and others.  I recognize the bill needs further changes to prevent it from imposing undue burdens on legitimate businesses and activities, and I will be working to make the improvements, either by working with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) or through amendments on the Senate floor.

On May 26, 2011, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the “PROTECT IP Act” for consideration by the full Senate.  Please know I will keep your concerns and thoughts in mind should the Senate proceed to a vote on this legislation.  As you may be aware, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) has introduced similar legislation, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (H.R. 3261), in the House of Representatives.

[Go ahead as she requests below; give Dianne a piece of your mind, She would like to know how your feeling… Give her your own personal temperature check and mic check]

Once again, thank you for sharing your views.  I hope you will continue to keep me informed on issues of importance to you.  If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 224-3841.
Wishing you a happy 2012.

[NOTE* from Leftish: Come ON!  SOMEBODY challenge this woman from the LEFT!!  COME ON!!]

November 22, 2011 5:23 pm
Tell the Univ. of California: Ban the use of violence and chemical weapons against peaceful protesters.

The situation is OUT OF HAND!  I signed this, I hope you will, too.

Does anyone, anywhere on the planet still entertain the delusion that America has FREEDOM?

We are having to fight for our rights of Free Speech and Free Assembly daily.

Why?  Because the 1% are scared shitless, as they should be.  They are sending their minions to do their work for them. One day the minions will wake up and realize that they are, in fact, part of the 99%…

We’re gonna bring this shit down, people.

August 25, 2011 11:25 am July 8, 2011 10:46 am
If you travel in other countries at all, you will see that this is true. It’s astonishing that other countries have state-of-the-art infrastructure. I’m SO jealous!
Our bridges, railways, our entire infrastructure is rickety and seriously precarious! I fear that we are living on borrowed time.
Most people I’ve spoken to agree that we need to invest MORE, not less in our Infrastructure. We could employ so many people building new bridges, and high-speed rail, and better roads! Not only building these structures, but think of all the companies that make concrete, and steel and all the things that would be needed.
My daughter and I drove across country to the Inauguration in 2009.  We had a Vendor’s Booth, and sold our Buttons there (that’s a whole story in itself). Before coming back home to CA, we drove up to Providence, spent a few days in Boston, and spent time in NYC and Delaware.
We drove through many states, and got to really see first-hand how bad American roads are!
Several of the states we visited had REALLY, REALLY BAD roads, I mean, TERRIBLE!
Our California roads were some of the BEST we encountered. That was surprising! As we headed east, it only got worse and worse.  We came into Colorado from the south, and the minute we entered the state we were treated to a noticeable down-turn in the quality and smoothness of the roads. Colorado was one of the worst states we encountered.
Surprisingly, the roads in Connecticut, really near New York State were especially bad, and Rhode Island had the worst Freeway On and Off Ramps I’ve ever seen!
American roads really need major repairs. And come on already, why can’t we have High Speed Rail? We are falling behind the rest of the world on so many levels!
And instead of Government helping the situation, we are stuck with a bunch of numbskulls in the House (from whence all spending bills originate) who only want to derail Obama, and are using their power for their own partisan agenda, instead of doing their jobs and serving their constituents!
The Republicans are doing everything they can to get absolutely nothing accomplished in Congress, so Obama will lose in 2012. They’ve openly admitted that that was their only goal! They are hoping that Obama alone will be blamed for it. I hope the American public will be paying enough attention to see through their ruse! Unfortunately, many citizens don’t know that much about our system of Government, to understand that Obama can’t do anything without Congress participating too.
The GOP dominated Congress has been working hard to accomplish a few things: securing Tax Breaks for the Rich, keeping Gays from having any Rights, and reversing Roe v Wade!
Unfortunately, I don’t know if our Infrastructure can afford to wait until Congress has a majority of Representatives who want to fight this fight.
We’re in a hell of a pickle!  Aren’t we?

If you travel in other countries at all, you will see that this is true. It’s astonishing that other countries have state-of-the-art infrastructure. I’m SO jealous!

Our bridges, railways, our entire infrastructure is rickety and seriously precarious! I fear that we are living on borrowed time.

Most people I’ve spoken to agree that we need to invest MORE, not less in our Infrastructure. We could employ so many people building new bridges, and high-speed rail, and better roads! Not only building these structures, but think of all the companies that make concrete, and steel and all the things that would be needed.

My daughter and I drove across country to the Inauguration in 2009.  We had a Vendor’s Booth, and sold our Buttons there (that’s a whole story in itself). Before coming back home to CA, we drove up to Providence, spent a few days in Boston, and spent time in NYC and Delaware.

We drove through many states, and got to really see first-hand how bad American roads are!

Several of the states we visited had REALLY, REALLY BAD roads, I mean, TERRIBLE!

Our California roads were some of the BEST we encountered. That was surprising! As we headed east, it only got worse and worse.  We came into Colorado from the south, and the minute we entered the state we were treated to a noticeable down-turn in the quality and smoothness of the roads. Colorado was one of the worst states we encountered.

Surprisingly, the roads in Connecticut, really near New York State were especially bad, and Rhode Island had the worst Freeway On and Off Ramps I’ve ever seen!

American roads really need major repairs. And come on already, why can’t we have High Speed Rail? We are falling behind the rest of the world on so many levels!

And instead of Government helping the situation, we are stuck with a bunch of numbskulls in the House (from whence all spending bills originate) who only want to derail Obama, and are using their power for their own partisan agenda, instead of doing their jobs and serving their constituents!

The Republicans are doing everything they can to get absolutely nothing accomplished in Congress, so Obama will lose in 2012. They’ve openly admitted that that was their only goal! They are hoping that Obama alone will be blamed for it. I hope the American public will be paying enough attention to see through their ruse! Unfortunately, many citizens don’t know that much about our system of Government, to understand that Obama can’t do anything without Congress participating too.

The GOP dominated Congress has been working hard to accomplish a few things: securing Tax Breaks for the Rich, keeping Gays from having any Rights, and reversing Roe v Wade!

Unfortunately, I don’t know if our Infrastructure can afford to wait until Congress has a majority of Representatives who want to fight this fight.

We’re in a hell of a pickle!  Aren’t we?

May 4, 2011 3:45 pm
My Award Winning Guacamole Recipe [with its Secret Ingredient]
No, seriously.  We used to have a little Guacamole contest every year in my home town. [Then the hipsters who used to put it on every year moved to the East Coast.]
My daughter and I won the contest three years ago.  We were in the newspaper and everything!
I’ve hoarded this secret recipe for years.  For what?  I doubt I’ll be entering another contest any time soon.
So I’ve decided to share it with you, the day before Cinco de Mayo, in case you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, and need to rush to your nearest Whole Foods to stock up!
NOTE: READ THE WHOLE RECIPE BEFORE GOING AND BUYING ANYTHING!!
INGREDIENTS (depending on how many people & how much you like each ingredient):
4-6 RIPE but FIRM Avocados - estimate 2/3-to one whole Avocado per person (see below for how to pick an Avocado)
1-2 Lemons for Juicing - depends on how many avos you use, how sour you like
*1-2 more Lemons Sliced (to cover the top and keep it fresh if you are going to a party - *this step is not necessary if you plan to eat your guacamole right away, at home). 
2-3 Tomatoes diced or cubed - amount depends on how many avos, and how much tomato you like
2-3 Green Onions, or 1/2 Small White Onion (Green Onion is preferred)
Tamari Soy Sauce to taste (I get the SAN-J Organic Gold Label, which is Gluten Free)
(TRUMPETS AND FANFARE, here it is my secret ingredient):
Nutritional Yeast Flakes - 1/2 - 1 cup (again, depending on taste - the more you add, the thicker the guacamole will become, and the saltier)
Chips
Celery Sticks
Cucumber Wedges
Radishes
any Veggies for Dipping
Okay, first off, before starting your Guacamole, 
1) Cut ALL of your dipping veggies - so you will be ready to eat the Guacamole as soon as it is done - The FRESHNESS of the GUACAMOLE is of major import here - it won’t taste near as good later on, as when it is first made!
2)Make sure you have PICKED FIRM AVOCADOS!  Not hard, but definitely NOT AT ALL SOFT, or they will have dark spots on the inside, and taste terrible. So start with firm avocados, that have a very slight “give” to them when gently squeezed.
3) I usually make about 4-6 avocados - two thirds  to a whole avocado per person
4) How to make it mushy.
 Cut your avocado in half, working around the pit.
 Twist the two halves apart.
 Take a nice, sharp, serrated knife, and whack it hard, the long  way, on the pit, so that the knife actually sticks into the pit.  
  Twist the pit loose.
 If the avocado does not come off the pit easily at this point,  your avocado is not quite ripe enough, and will be hard, and not  behave properly in this next step.
 HOW TO SMUSH IT: Holding each half of an avocado, (still in  the skin), in the palm of your hand, MASH it with a fork until it  is soft and fluffy.
 This is by far the easiest way I know to turn an Avocado into a  "paste" for Guacamole.
5. Scoop out each 1/2 avo shell, and put all your avocado mushes into a bowl, and mix them together until they are nice and smooth.
6. IMMEDIATELY Add Lemon Juice.  THIS IS IMPORTANT.  The lemon juice keeps the avos from turning quite so quickly.  Avocados are only fresh for a very short time, once they are opened, so you want to do what you can to slow down the aging process.  So Add your Lemon Juice and stir, FIRST!!
7. Add your diced tomatoes, and green onions or white onions.  Stir.
8. Add Tamari Soy Sauce to taste 
9. You might want to taste it at this point, or even take a small amount out, so you can have a taste test before and after adding my secret ingredient - the Nutritional Yeast Flakes - NOTE* - DON’T GET THE POWDER, only the FLAKES will give it the right flavor.
10. Stir and serve.
NOTE* If you are taking your Guacamole to a party, you MIGHT want to pre-cut some Lemon Slices to put on top of it, to keep it fresh.  If you don’t have Lemon Slices, Saran Wrap will work in a pinch, and will also keep the Guac from turning brown.

My Award Winning Guacamole Recipe [with its Secret Ingredient]

No, seriously.  We used to have a little Guacamole contest every year in my home town. [Then the hipsters who used to put it on every year moved to the East Coast.]

My daughter and I won the contest three years ago.  We were in the newspaper and everything!

I’ve hoarded this secret recipe for years.  For what?  I doubt I’ll be entering another contest any time soon.

So I’ve decided to share it with you, the day before Cinco de Mayo, in case you don’t have all the ingredients on hand, and need to rush to your nearest Whole Foods to stock up!

NOTE: READ THE WHOLE RECIPE BEFORE GOING AND BUYING ANYTHING!!

INGREDIENTS (depending on how many people & how much you like each ingredient):

4-6 RIPE but FIRM Avocados - estimate 2/3-to one whole Avocado per person (see below for how to pick an Avocado)

1-2 Lemons for Juicing - depends on how many avos you use, how sour you like

*1-2 more Lemons Sliced (to cover the top and keep it fresh if you are going to a party - *this step is not necessary if you plan to eat your guacamole right away, at home). 

2-3 Tomatoes diced or cubed - amount depends on how many avos, and how much tomato you like

2-3 Green Onions, or 1/2 Small White Onion (Green Onion is preferred)

Tamari Soy Sauce to taste (I get the SAN-J Organic Gold Label, which is Gluten Free)

(TRUMPETS AND FANFARE, here it is my secret ingredient):

Nutritional Yeast Flakes - 1/2 - 1 cup (again, depending on taste - the more you add, the thicker the guacamole will become, and the saltier)

Chips

Celery Sticks

Cucumber Wedges

Radishes

any Veggies for Dipping

Okay, first off, before starting your Guacamole, 

1) Cut ALL of your dipping veggies - so you will be ready to eat the Guacamole as soon as it is done - The FRESHNESS of the GUACAMOLE is of major import here - it won’t taste near as good later on, as when it is first made!

2)Make sure you have PICKED FIRM AVOCADOS!  Not hard, but definitely NOT AT ALL SOFT, or they will have dark spots on the inside, and taste terrible. So start with firm avocados, that have a very slight “give” to them when gently squeezed.

3) I usually make about 4-6 avocados - two thirds  to a whole avocado per person

4) How to make it mushy.

Cut your avocado in half, working around the pit.

Twist the two halves apart.

Take a nice, sharp, serrated knife, and whack it hard, the long way, on the pit, so that the knife actually sticks into the pit. 

  Twist the pit loose.

If the avocado does not come off the pit easily at this point, your avocado is not quite ripe enough, and will be hard, and not behave properly in this next step.

HOW TO SMUSH IT: Holding each half of an avocado, (still in the skin), in the palm of your hand, MASH it with a fork until it is soft and fluffy.

This is by far the easiest way I know to turn an Avocado into a "paste" for Guacamole.

5. Scoop out each 1/2 avo shell, and put all your avocado mushes into a bowl, and mix them together until they are nice and smooth.

6. IMMEDIATELY Add Lemon Juice.  THIS IS IMPORTANT.  The lemon juice keeps the avos from turning quite so quickly.  Avocados are only fresh for a very short time, once they are opened, so you want to do what you can to slow down the aging process.  So Add your Lemon Juice and stir, FIRST!!

7. Add your diced tomatoes, and green onions or white onions.  Stir.

8. Add Tamari Soy Sauce to taste 

9. You might want to taste it at this point, or even take a small amount out, so you can have a taste test before and after adding my secret ingredient - the Nutritional Yeast Flakes - NOTE* - DON’T GET THE POWDER, only the FLAKES will give it the right flavor.

10. Stir and serve.

NOTE* If you are taking your Guacamole to a party, you MIGHT want to pre-cut some Lemon Slices to put on top of it, to keep it fresh.  If you don’t have Lemon Slices, Saran Wrap will work in a pinch, and will also keep the Guac from turning brown.

January 2, 2011 9:24 am
Arnold, Out Like a Lion

California’s governor leaves office January 3, but he isn’t going quietly. The Daily Beast’s Joe Mathews on how the action hero is sucking up all Jerry Brown’s oxygen—and why Brown doesn’t mind. 

November 25, 2010 10:40 pm
IT'S OFFICIAL CA Dems Shut Out GOP Across Board

liberal-lad:

One of the closest statewide races in California history has come to an end. Steve Cooley conceded defeat to Kamala Harris in the race for state attorney general. Cooley had declared victory on election night but woke up the next day to discover he was behind. The race went back and forth for…

November 9, 2010 1:58 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Jay Leno why Prop 19 REALLY failed!!

"Propositions don’t die because the idea is bad, it [Prop 19] died because it was Written Wrong.” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Prop 19 NEVER WAS a bill to “Legalize  Cannabis”.  Its creators named it the bill to “Legislate, CONTROL, & TAX Cannabis”.  It got nicknamed by the media as the bill to “Legalize  Cannabis”, and its creators did not bother to rectify the misnomer.

In many ways Prop 19 would have been a setback for CA smokers, considering the bill Arnold had just signed into law in September which lowered the penalty for possession to an “infraction” which is nothing more than the equivalent of a speeding ticket (“So you have a joint, who cares?” ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Prop 19 bumped possession (if not bought from a “legal purveyor”) back up to a misdemeanor, which is a charge that goes on your permanent record.

There are so many other parts of this bill that were unclear or gave way too much power to local government that you might not know about…THE DEVILS IN THE DETAILS, and unless you’ve really researched it, you might have a misconception of what this bill really intended to do.

Please, before you go dissin’ CA voters, take a listen to what Ahnold has to say on this video regarding the best way to Legalize Marijuana.

Before the election I did a bunch of research, and then ended up deciding to Vote No on Prop 19, even though I’m a smoker..

Here’s what I found out about Prop 19, that makes me agree with Arnold, the bill was really worded very badly!

Also, all the wrong people were FOR this bill (aside from NORML), it was mainly liked by cops, and other law enforcement groups.  That’s who endorsed this bill…see this SCARY VIDEO from the Yes on 19 contingent!  If this isn’t a reason for any sane pothead to vote against it, I don’t know what is!

Prop 215 author, Denis Peron opposed it (and he has a Pot Hotel, and if Prop 19 would really have legalized it across the board, he would have stood to make a killing).

Also Medical Users would have LOST rights, so they opposed it.

Dispensaries, also would have profited if Prop 19 would really have legalized it across the board, however, they also were against it…

Oh, except the author of Prop 19, who coincidentally, after the recent rash of closures and crack-downs on Medical Marijuana Clubs in his city, owns one of the only four surviving  dispensaries in Oakland, CA.

I’m writing a definitive article about the REAL REASONS WHY Prop 19 FAILED, but for now, please read my Tumblr Post, which has links to arguments for both sides, as well as a debate, and also a peek at the NEW BETTER 2012 LEGALIZE POT BILL..

November 8, 2010 10:02 pm
"California must be allowed to avoid bankruptcy by selling weed to neighboring states…we need the money & Arizona needs to chill the fuck out." ~ Bill Maher (pre-election)

"California must be allowed to avoid bankruptcy by selling weed to neighboring states…we need the money & Arizona needs to chill the fuck out." ~ Bill Maher (pre-election)