Reporting from Sacramento —
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who opposes legalization of marijuana for recreational use, has approved legislation downgrading possession of an ounce or less from a misdemeanor to an infraction.
Supporters say the change will keep marijuana-related cases from becoming court-clogging jury trials, even though the penalty will remain a fine of up to $100, with no jail time. Violations will not go on a person's record as a crime.
"Gov. Schwarzenegger deserves credit for sparing the state's taxpayers the cost of prosecuting minor pot offenders," Gieringer said in a statement. "Californians increasingly recognize that the war on marijuana is a waste of law enforcement resources."
"This new law takes away the last reason anyone would have to vote for Proposition 19," said Tim Rosales, campaign manager for No on Proposition 19.
Wrongamundo, Timmy boy. A hunnert bucks is a hunnert bucks better spent on anything than giving it to the state.
"My husband can spend hours a day in our grow room," Clarke says. "For him, it's fantasy land."
I just got a disturbing visual...Fixer, put yer pants on...
Under one headline, more pot and Prop. 19 articles than you can shake a stick at:
And finally, to be fair and balanced, the bummer:
Article uses flawed reasoning and made-up shit as the basis for the Times' recommendation for No on 19.
Sorry, newspaper dudes, nobody gives a shit about any of that and yer on the wrong side of this and yer gonna lose.