Pot advocates are taking another stab at legalization with a proposed measure that would dictate pot growers be regulated in the same way as microbrewers and vintners. Home growers would be be left alone, sales would be taxed, and nobody would be charged criminally for possession under the proposed law.
According to the measure's official language:
The regulation of marijuana will benefit the People of the State ofThis time around, backers plan to also pitch the idea that pot is like beer and wine. They seem to be saying that, since marijuana, like beer and wine, makes you dizzy, it should therefore should be regulated by the same agencies.
California by reducing criminal gang activity, promoting agriculture,
creating jobs by creating a new hemp industry in the State of California,
and reduce the fiscal and overpopulation burdens on the Department of
Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Regardless of jurisdictional arguments, all state, local, elected,
appointed, hired employees, officers, and officials shall refuse to and shall
not cooperate with or assist federal, state, or local officials or employees
who would eradicate marijuana, act for seizure or forfeiture, or defeat any
liberally construed purpose of this Act, or to operate under any contract or
arrangement to repeal or circumvent this Act directly or indirectly, or to
follow or to abide by any federal laws or regulations that are in conflict with