My e-mail to California Assemblyman Tom

Tom, I thought about your bill when I read this In New York Times

From the Text:
“Senator Morrisette in Oregon said he thought that exact situation — a state moving toward legalization, perhaps California — could play out much sooner now than might have been imagined even a few weeks ago. And the continuing recession would only help, he said, with advocates for legalization able to promise relief to an overburdened prison system and injection of tax revenues to the state budget.”

Your bill will not legalize marijuana. It will “END PROHIBITION”. Those costly laws that are so disruptive to our communities. Your bill controls cultivation (via USDA), market(via taxation), and prohibits the sale to minors.

Am I right?

His reply:


Thank you. I do think one of the major benefits is prohibiting sale to
minors and the costly law enforcement which is wasting limited public


Author: harold

Famous Sayings

“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.” – Albert Einstein

“Prohibition is an attempted cure that makes matters worse — for both the addict and the rest of us.” – Milton Friedman

The only person more insane than an alcoholic who continues to drink is the one trying to make him stop. Weirdharold, 1988

If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind” – J.S. Mill

“I used to have a drug problem but now I make enough money.” – David Lee Roth

There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.” – Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

“One has to multiply thoughts to the point where there aren’t enough policemen to control them” – Stanislaw Lec

“When the day comes that it is time to adopt the alternative of lifting punishment for consumption of drugs, it would have to come all over the world. Humanity some day will see that it is best in that sense.” – Mexican President Vicente Fox

“What are politicians going to tell people when the Constitution is gone and we still have a drug problem?” – William Simpson

“Police are too important, too valuable, and too good to waste on marijuana arrests when REAL criminals are on the loose.” –

“To say the drug war is a failure is like saying the Hindenburg was short a few fire extinguishers.” – Carl Hiassen, Miami Herald (May 2001)

“First, we must accept reality: Drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, are here today. Not all drug users are abusers, and not all abusers become addicts. Once we acknowledge these fundamental truths, the responsible approach for dealing with drugs becomes clear.” – Vancouver Police Const. Gil Puder

“I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it” – Harry S. Truman

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys” – P.J. O’Rourke
Author: harold