WHAT IS IT? Prop 19 would make smoking/owning weed not a crime. It would also tax marijuana, which could generate hundreds of millions of tax dollars for our budget-starved state. Minimum age to buy, possess or cultivate marijuana would be 21.
WHY? I know I’ve covered Prop 19 pretty extensively on here, so I’ll keep this short. Legalizing and taxing weed would generate tons of money for the state. It would also save the state money by releasing all the one-time criminals (busted for weed possession) from prison. Most importantly, weed is fun and not as harmful as alcohol or cigarettes. It has medical benefits for just about everyone (reduces stress and anxiety, calms nausea, relieves pain and headaches — this shit is better than penicillin).
ALSO IT’S WHAT THE FOUNDING FATHERS WOULD HAVE WANTED.