Fuck You for Making Me Vote Yes on Prop. 64, a Shitty Excuse for Legalization

I take no comfort in telling my fellow Californians that they need to vote Yes on Proposition 64, even though I truly believe that it is a shitty excuse for legalization. I did not come to this decision lightly. Anyone who has followed my writing on the subject throughout the entire campaign season know clearly that I think the Adult Use of Marijuana Act is a terrible law that was written by a bunch of stupid fucks who have never sold a bag of weed in their lives, and who have no idea how the cannabis industry actually works. Fuck each and every one of the cocksuckers who had a hand in writing the AUMA, putting it on the ballot, and forcing me to vote Yes on such a miserable fucking law. You are the scum of the earth, and I hate you.

What is worse are the so called “activists” who have wandered around for months blowing smoke up our asses about how great of a law it is, and how great it will be for everyone. You sellout fuckfaces will have a special place in Hell… I am sure of it. Your lack of courage to tell the truth that Prop. 64 is a terrible way to legalize cannabis is telling. You have your head stuck up your ass, and you are willing to say and do anything to not have to face a defeat for “legalization” again. I do not mind that you think we should vote for it, but spare me the rosy future speech and the outright lies that this thing is going to be great. It will not.

Prop. 64 is going to be difficult. It is going to ensure that a lot of good people who have worked their ass off for cannabis freedom have no voice in the future of the cannabis industry. It is going to enshrine a web of regulatory bullshit that will take many years to overcome, and which will handcuff this industry for many moons. AUMA will ensure that cops still have plenty to do to make the lives of weedheads difficult, and it will continue to result in plenty of enforcement- whether civil or criminal. It will continue to keep cannabis users as second class citizens, not to be trusted, unlike those who operate in other similar industries, like booze, coffee, or tobacco. No… We will have to RFID tag every plant and make sure every batch of cannabis is rigorously tested because it is so “dangerous.” It will limit how much we can grow, possess, and smoke because we obviously cannot be trusted to be responsible. It will tax the shit out of us at rates never seen before for a commercial product. It will create barriers to entry that ensure that the playing field is anything but level. It will create a host of really stupid regulations that limit the industry’s ability to flourish and prosper as it should. But because we probably won’t go to jail we should all be okay with this discriminatory crap that Prop. 64 codifies into law.

That is right…. I hate it. I make no qualms about that. But I still want you to vote Yes for it because it is the right thing to do.

Realize that because of the lovely Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) regardless of if it passes we will still be subject to the same regulatory madness. So, you are fucked if you do and fucked if you don’t … so I am saying we do. We do it for the big picture that the world needs to wake up to the headline that “CALIFORNIA LEGALIZES WEED.” It must happen. The alternative will result in the entire cannabis industry and movement in California being set back for a long long time. We just cannot afford to go that route.

California, as well as Massachusetts, Arizona, Nevada, and Maine, can send a loud and clear message to the world… ENOUGH. Enough of cannabis prohibition and continuing to make criminals out of our friends and neighbors. Enough of people losing their jobs and having their kids taken for weed. Enough of us using cannabis to target poor and minority communities. Enough of us making it difficult to get a college loan because of being convicted for weed. Enough of us funding the prison industrial complex. Enough of us searching people’s property because they smell like weed. ENOUGH ALREADY.

No… Proposition 64 is not good enough. It is not the ideal situation that many of us who have spent decades fighting in the trenches for cannabis freedom envisioned. It is not a legalization law that any of us should be proud of. It is a terribly written law that is sure to result in things sucking for quite some time. That is inevitable, and even if it does not pass things will still suck. We are screwed for a while either way.

Yet, I firmly believe that VOTING YES ON PROP. 64 IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

It is bigger than me or you. It is bigger than the mundane details that will create a system that is severely lacking and unfair to many. It is about breaking down the walls of prohibition, and a Yes vote on 64 will do that. It will result in less people in jail and cannabis becoming more normalized over time. It will eventually get us to where we want to be, even if it is a more difficult road than it needed to be to get there. It will be better. It is progress, even if it is progress veiled in a shitty law that is a burden for us all. We will still have a lot of work to do, but I can assure you that if it fails it will be no easier and things will be much worse. That is just a reality.

So fuck everyone on the Yes on 64 campaign who decided that this was a good idea, and fuck you all for making me vote Yes on this shitty legalization initiative. Fuck you very much. But at the end of the day, I gotta do what is right and take my medicine, even if I hate it. Failure is not an option. Selah.

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