This is a great advertisement for Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis in California. Generally speaking I’m a no vote on propositions because I view it to be the legislature’s job to propose laws. However, from time to time, there is a proposition that is worth supporting, and Prop 19 is one of those.
For the record, I do not use marijuana, I’m more a beer kind of guy. However, if any consenting adult wishes to indulge in the wacky weed, I believe that should be their right and that choice should not be criminalized.
This video is not only cute, but it’s effective. The only benefit they miss is the reduced expenditure on police and prisons (they do hit crime reduction) used to enforce laws which clearly ineffective (much like alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s.) The combination of legalization, regulation, and taxation of marijuana will contribute to a wealthier, healthier, and happier California with reduced expenditures on useless laws and increased stimulation to the economy as the industry develops in the daylight.
When you go to the polls (or vote by mail as I and many others do) read about Prop 19 and make an informed choice.