[ExI] Proposition 47 has passed in California
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Sat Nov 8 22:38:33 UTC 2014
On Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 10:19 PM, John Clark wrote:
> In Florida they had a initiative to allow medical marijuana, it got 58% of
> the vote but unfortunately it needed 60% to become law. It was defeated by
> Las Vegas casino money. Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Sands, Venetian and
> several other casinos spent millions of dollars to saturate the TV airways
> with anti marijuana commercials.
Prop 47 is much more extensive than that. Marijuana possession was
already only a misdemeanor in California. This is now extended to
personal use of all illegal drugs. And many less serious crimes like
small thefts, shoplifting, etc.
To me this is a big change for the US legal system.
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