Our government WILL EVENTUALLY LEGALIZE marijuana just like they abolished prohibition and legalized alcohol during the depression of the 1930s. Why: to bring us out of our econimic troubles. The tax revenue from alcohol brought our country back from the depression. Stores opened up, manufactoring, distribution and bottling plants opened up. It created employment opportunities and tax revenue on several levels. Hello, our country now faces similiar hard economic times and it WILL let mariijuana tax revenues take over for declining cigarette tax revenues. History will repeat itself and for the same reason, MONEY...
I agree, well said. MONEY talks to our government more than anything else. They WILL WANT THEIR FINGER IN THIS MONEY PIE.
Plus, manufactoring jobs, distribution jobs, packaging jobs, lobbyists jobs, employment opportunities on several fronts. Several tax income fronts also. History WILL repeat itself. Medicinal use especially has been proven time and time again.
The GOVERNMENT already has its finger in the money pie. With keeping things illegal there is plenty of work for Government employees. Police, court workers, prison workers. This is why just about every politician and cop from the top to the bottom is against passing prop 19.
If there is no worry about job security then explain why every single police organization is against Prop 19 dumbass? Anyway, I want it to pass thats why I am voting YES on it. Huge waste of taxpayer money.
All of this speculation on the future of Cannabis and its possible future role in U.S. Economic history might very well come true and I can certainly be counted as a proponent, strictly from the economic benefits Legalization may very well afford. One potential factor which is not readily being discussed is the relationship in perception between Hemp and Pot. The war on Pot is in large part due to the Cotton Lobby in Washington. Hemp and Marijuana are illegal so that our shirts and jeans are made with cotton and not Hemp. Legalizing marijuana open's 2 flood gates, which are not mutually exclusive: 1 normalizing pot smoking and 2 adding a superior competitor in raw fabric materials.
-IN SUMMARY: Which companies are the right companies to back?
I agree, that the economic benefits for legalization are huge no doubt. But the government lawmakers are so stuck on its old ways and that is reflected right now whats going on in California. Also, pot has been illegal much much longer than alcohol was and is still used much less.
Have you ever felt material made out of hemp? Its not the same as cotton--much much stronger and not as soft. Certainly there is a good use for it but how does that compete so much with the cotton industry?
Actually hemp can be made into softer material than cotton. Not all hemp apparel is like that necklace material, you've never seen a hemp dress or shirt? You really need to work on fact checking before speaking.
I can't stand marijuana or the use of it recreationally, but since it's such a great thing for the economy, you got to vote yes on it. California would be dumb if they shut this down IMO.
Since when do you think the California legislature is smart? Both Republican and Democrate Governor and Senate candidates are against it. Even our current Governator is against it and he was a big toker.