Three initiatives, letter of cooperation for California legalization 2012
In this statement of unity for the 2012 legalization campaign for California, we the people come together to fight prohibition.
There are competing initiatives, yet they are all in agreement.
I am in full agreement with this. Long before this letter was published, I recorded a video blog about this.
And while I have supported every attempted legalization effort in the past 4 years (and never have opposed a legalization initiative before this), I have shunned the attempt to pass I-502 in Washington which gives very little freedom, and offers new penalties that didn’t previously exist.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEFyEVoa-Cw <this was my video from last year (fall 2011)
I was very hopeful that Washington was going to have legal cannabis by now, we have been working hard on it.
But unfortunately the ACLU has not back any one elses efforts to do this. Neither have other sponsors of I-502.
When Sensible Washington needed their support the most, they turned a blind eye.
This is one of I-502 main endorsers, Pete Holmes in March 2011 talking smack on other efforts to legalize in Washington.
More on that rejection of the other legalization initiatives:
Why reject the best and most clearcut way of legalizing, and then propose something that mostly just offers strict penalties?
Portugal legalized in a similar way as Sensible Washington proposed. So we know its a viable plan.
But some of these lawyer groups just did not want to let go of prohibition it seems.
Well I have a lot more hope for California. I’ve been desperate to see this kind of change, since I was first arrested for cannabis possession some 17 years ago.
I never want to see my children locked up for possessing a God given plant!