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California Tax and Regulate ad from 2009

So the cool cats over at the Marijuana Policy Project have paid for and launched a 30-second television commercial that supports the legalization of marijuana (check it out below).

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The ad will begin airing today and features a retired 58-year-old state worker who says state leaders “are ignoring millions of Californians who want to pay taxes.”

Sure California is scrambling to close a $26.3 billion budget deficit, (they’ve even cut Drug Enforcement Agent jobs) but what’s really important is that state leaders are also ignoring millions of Californians who just want safe access to affordable medicine.

“We’re marijuana consumers,” says Nadene Herndon of Fair Oaks, who says she began using marijuana after suffering multiple strokes three years ago. “Instead of being treated like criminals for using a substance safer than alcohol, we want to pay our fair share.”

The ad will air on several cable news channels and network broadcast affiliates in Los Angeles, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. Unfortunately, three lame-ass California stations — KABC-TV in Los Angeles, KGO-TV of San Francisco and KNTV-TV in San Jose — are refusing to run the ad.

http://ohhburn.com/2009/07/breaking-news-pro-marijuana-ad-to-air-on-tv/


Added: Jul-9-2009 
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  • I just got some AK47 from the clinic today before the Pineapple kush. Talk to any doctor in California. They'll proscribe you papers for the potent plants. It really might as well be legal.

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    • If only they didn't have such obnoxious gun laws I would consider moving there for that very reason. Oh well, we all have choices to make in life.

      So would you rather smoke AK-47 legally(and it's not just in Cali you know) or own an AK-47? I'd like to have both, but I have yet to find a place that would accommodate my interests.

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  • No one "wants to pay taxes", they just want to decide what get put into their own body.

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    • Or in there gardens ...

      The only thing that's ever good that has came from Cali, is this cannabis movement. There definitely the spearhead on complete legalization.

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  • The funny thing is that no real pothead would even have the attention span to watch the whole commercial.

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  • they don't need to make the plant look 'noble', you just have to make the points clear

    -its not addictive like tobacco or alcohol
    -you can't die if you have too much like alcohol
    -long term health effects are equal to that of tobacco
    -it was made illegal when the government thought it was what made people protest against 'nam and for civil rights
    -before that it was restricted to harass mexicans during the depression
    -warehousing pot smokers/sellers/growers is too expensive
    -false evidence and More..

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  • "I WANT to pay taxes"...:rolls eyes:

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  • Taxes on weed now?? What will these morons think of next? You want to tax my farts too. Opps, there is one now, do i have to give you a dollar??

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  • jmo btw

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  • The problem is they make more money on fines than they would in taxes, otherwise it would have been re-legalized years ago. It really is a shame because it really is a great plant.

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    • NO WAY they would make more money in fines.....i have NEVER EVER been busted or fined
      so i have NEVER EVER paid into that argument.

      now i could goto the store and get it and if they taxed it Then my lazy ass would probably stop growing it and just get it from them......"believe it or not it is a lot of work being a pothead"

      so long as it was worth buying unlike the crap the Canadian gov and pps tried to pass off.

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    • I've never been popped by the boys in blue either, but I know many people that have been. Average fines and penalties I've seen have been around $1000 to $3000.

      Don't get me wrong, I think they would make more on taxing it too, but the people in charge don't seem to share that opinion. And you have to remember something else when dealing with the American penal system, it is a for profit institution, if they don't keep the jail cells full than the investors lose money, and we all know just how More..

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  • "Legalize it and I will advertise it" Peter Tosh
    See you all soon in California

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  • Couldn't they get a more attractive spokesperson for this?? Lay off the Twinkies. They say Megan Fox likes weed, use her. Law enforcement and the courts "make" money off of drug users and pushers so they have no interest in making pot legal,,and lobby heavily against it for their own self-interest.

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