Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Green Jobs! "Legalizing Marijuana to Be on Ballot for Californians"

I like to think of it as the "Audacity of Dope".
From ABC News:

Advocates Say Pot Would Be Economic Boon; Opponents Expect More Crime, Dropouts and Deaths
Richard Lee is a well-known businessman in Oakland, Calif. His business is marijuana -- and it is booming.

From his coffee house selling medical marijuana, to his trade school for marijuana growers, Oaksterdam University, Lee employs 58 people and pays hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in taxes.

But last week, Lee achieved what is arguably his biggest success yet, after California's secretary of state ruled that his campaign to make marijuana legal had gathered enough signatures to place the issue before voters this November.

"I've always thought since I grew up in the '70s that cannabis prohibition is unjust and hypocritical," Lee said.

The initiative would allow adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use. It also would allow the growing of up to 25 square feet of marijuana per residence....MORE

We've only had a few posts on the subject:

6% of all power produced by BC Hydro is used to grow marijuana.

Afghan farmers say no to opium, yes to pot

California Votes on Budget Measures, Girly Man Governor on Dope.

...Careful what you wish for, you might get it all:

Here's Marley and Tosh in '75: