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Top 8 Reasons 18-25 Year Olds Should Vote NO on Prop 64

Whether you smoke pot or not or believe in recreational legalization – Prop 64 is a long, poorly written bill that does not accomplish what pro-pot claims it will. Let’s count down to number one, the 8 reasons you should cast a No vote on marijuana legalization.

8. “Inevitability” has already happened – to the question, “aren’t we just postponing the inevitable, by voting no?” – Pot is legal in California today – everyone in California that wants to or believes they need to smoke can do so under our medical marijuana laws.

7. Small possession is only an infraction (less than a traffic ticket)- If your buddies can’t be bothered to spend the $25 for a medical marijuana card, they risk virtually nothing – California has had the most lenient possession laws in the country since 2010.

6. Prop 64 isn’t going to raise significant revenue. “Sin” taxes historically do not generate large sums. Look at alcohol and tobacco tax revenue last year – $367M and $84M, respectively. California has a $110+ billion budget – $451M is only .0041% of revenue –this is not a game changer. Also, Prop 64 allows regulators to reduce the tax rate it sets after one year; many will still buy with their medical marijuana card where no tax is collected; many will continue to buy from existing suppliers where no tax will be charged; some will grow their own.

5. Prop 64 is not about social justice – African American leaders in California are beyond insulted that the Marijuana Industry is trying to tie civil rights to legalization. See Bishop Ron Allen speak

4. Organized crime dominates the Marijuana Industry in every state. It’s fantasy to think the market leaders (organized crime) just pack it up and go home now that pot is legal – they thrive under the veil of legalization. They operate quite comfortably outside the new laws, just like they did with the old laws. It’s dangerous. If your employed by Organized Crime or a competitor they do carry guns, for real.

3. Anyone interested in the pot industry, should focus on perfecting the medical marijuana laws passed by congress October 2015 –called MMRSA (Medical Marijuana Regulation & Safety Act) – it provides a real (and bi-partisan) framework for potentially bringing pot out of the shadows and making it a legitimate player. To date, no state including California has gotten organized crime out of the Marijuana Industry. Perhaps California can, with MMRSA, enough money and the will and support of our state legislature. Further, Prop 64 scrambles portions of MMRSA – making pot more unmanageable.

2. Marijuana potency is getting stronger every day. This is not a debate about whether marijuana is good or bad for you, but science is settled on the fact that it’s bad for younger developing brains. The younger one starts using marijuana, the greater potential this increase in potency has to inflict harm and addict.

1. The number one reason to vote no on Prop 64 – is because it is not fair. Yes, you could find pot when you were younger, but you had the privilege of growing up in communities that were not awash with marijuana. No constant skunky-garlicky smell wafting from home grows. No marijuana advertisements – on TV, Radio, Instagram or Twitter. No huge companies telling you to “just do it” or that “you’ll never smoke alone with x-brand of pot.” You never went to homes where pot was growing or the candy could actually hurt you – permanently. It’s too selfish – don’t inflict this horrible living environment on your little brothers and sisters or the generations to follow.

Watch these 18-25 year old film-makers in So Cal – who understand what the proliferation of edibles means to them and their friends.

Please Support Grassroots Anti-Pot Groups

Billionaires have created the marijuana ballots, and marijuana businesses are donating money to create  a nationwide addiction industry.  This campaign of moneyed interests will be a nightmare for mental health. There are many other groups in California, Colorado, and around the nation, fighting against big marijuana. Check them out, “like” and follow to help spread the word!  We are the building the grassroots community of opposition.   We have provided links for the most important ones.   Smart Approaches to Marijuana  and Parents Opposed to Pot are national and concentrate on marijuana.   The Marijuana Report has a newsletter delivered each Wednesday with up-to-date news about marijuana.

Other California Grassroots Anti-Pot Groups:

Ban Commercial Cultivation                                                                                    Citizens Against Legalizing Marijuana
CalmCA Yucca Valley                                                                                            Moms Strong
No on Prop 64 – They Got it Wrong Again
RAM – Rethinking Access to Marijuana
STOP Commercial Pot (California)

 State Groups Where Marijuana is on the Ballot
(Please suggest these websites to friends and family in these states)

Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, AZ PAC

Be Smarter Massachusetts
Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts

No on 2

Not on Maine Street

Vote No on 2 Nevada

Keep Arkansas Safe Campaign

Safe Montana

Emphasis on Youth Prevention for Parents:

Mothers Opposed 2 Marijuana
Parents of Colorado Against the Normalization of Dope
Parents for a Healthy Colorado
Parents Opposed to Pot
Smart Colorado
Keeping Missouri Kids Safe
Mainers Protecting Our Youth and Communities

Auntie Cannabis in Anti-Pot                                                                             Citizens for a Healthy Pueblo
CLEAR Alliance
Don’t Roll Up Roll Out
Drug Free America Foundation
Grass is Not Greener
I Hate Marijuana
LegalLies
Marijuana Harms Families
Marijuana Issues in Tennessee
MarijuanaX
National Families in Action
No2Pot
No on 2   (Florida)                                                                                                          The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
People Against Retail Marijuana in Manitou Springs (PARMMS)
Prevention Council of Roanoke County
Pueblo for Positive Impact                                                                                     Safe Montana                                                                                                                SAM Taskforce
Smart Approaches to Marijuana Canada                                                   Smart Approaches to Marijuana, Maine                                                            Stop the Legalization of Marijuana                                                                            Take Back America Campaign
TEXAS Alarm

We are sorry to have left out some groups, but time is limited.  We all depend on each other to get out the message.   Please write to have your name added by writing media@stoppot2016.org.

There are many other community, county and groups affiliated with CADCA.  This list emphasizes groups that concentrate on marijuana prevention.

Debunking Julie Borowski

Watch Julie Borowski’s 4/20 video

Now read the Stop Pot 2016 myth-busters response

The truth about marijuana evades young adults on April 20. 4/20 is the annual celebratory day when marijuana users “toke up” around the world. Yesterday, marijuana enthusiasts promoted illegal drug culture without a care in the world. Marijuana is a dangerous drug, especially before the age of 25 when the human brain is fully developed. Most young adults including popular libertarian vlogger, Ms. Julie Borowski don’t know this. In her video Ms. Borowski talks about why you should care about marijuana legalization even if you don’t smoke.

In this blog post we refute each of Ms. Borowski’s points. She has her sources. We have ours. Continue reading Debunking Julie Borowski

Watch Roger Morgan Explain Marijuana Dangers

Meet the Man Who Hopes To Stop Marijuana Legalization in California

Reason TV is a libertarian leaning media outlet that is pro-marijuana legalization. This explains the obvious bias from the host. This didn’t stop Roger from making the strong case against legalization. Please watch as Morgan explains the Safe and Drug-Free Community Act initiative, how marijuana harms the brain and how marijuana destroys the environment.

“Parents are unaware of the harms on the brain. If we continue to destroy the brains of our our young people and allow the devastation of our natural forests neither have a future, neither do we as a nation.”