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Pot Legalized In 2010?! (In California, At Least)

| Filed under: DrugsLegal MattersAdrianne Curry


Listen up, stoners!

There may be some HIGH times in the near future - and there's nothing the cops can do about it!

Marijuana advocates are expected to get as many as three pot-legalization measures voted upon in California in 2010.

And the feds are not happy!

Several polls show support for lifting the ban on marijuana, but many wonder the consequences of a measure that conflicts with federal drug laws.

California already has a thriving pot trade thanks to a 1997 measure allocating medical use of the substance, yet full legalization would mean that joints could be sold on various liquor store counters and medical dispensaries could become full service pot stores.


The most likely ballot measure to pass is also the most conservative. It would legalize one ounce of marijuana for personal use by those 21 or older. In California, if you are busted with that amount in present day, it would result in a $100 fine at most.

Although, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that federal law enforcement officials have the right to prosecute users that comply with California's medical marijuana law.

"Even though that federal ban is still in place and the federal government can enforce it, it doesn't mean the states have to follow suit," said Robert Mikos, a Vanderbilt University law professor who is well versed in the issue.

And since local and state police will not be able to legally assist the feds, who's to say they'll have time to seek out small-time users.

"It's only something the feds are going to be concerned about if you're growing tons of pot," said Rosalie Pacula, director of drug policy research at the Rand Corp. For anything less, "they don't have the resources to waste on it."

Adrianne Curry may get her dazed dream come true!

Would U vote to legalize?!

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178 comments to “Pot Legalized In 2010?! (In California, At Least)”

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  1. 1

    Hopefully when this proves to be very successful, California won't be the only state who allows this.

  2. 2

    Oh um… great? I guess thousands of women will be saved from rapists now because pot will be legal. Yeahh. *sarcasm*

  3. 3

    Hell yes!

  4. MP says – reply to this


    Only in California…that state should just secede from the country already.

  5. 5

    WOOOT!!! Legalize in Az or I might have to move to cali!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6

    ABSOLUTELY!! I'm all for the war on drugs, but marijuana is not the same thing as heroin, etc. I would want to move there…hahaha

  7. 7

    Re: ohjessicadoes – Agree. This is a step in the right direction.

  8. 8

    lol, thats just great.

  9. 9

    Hell yes! finally! now they need to leagalize it in florida

  10. 10

    Now they can tax the crap out of it!!!

  11. 11

    whoo-hoo! legalize it! YES!!!

  12. 12

    These measures should pass. Marijuana is like many other substances people have access too — some people abuse it and some people handle it just fine. Marijuana is just like McDonald's, alcohol, etc. - except for some will tell you its healthier. If you abuse McDonald's, you'll be obese — if you handle your food intake, McDonald's now and then won't ruin your life.

    The "Drug War" is an epic failure and a huge waste of money. It is ridiculous that we spend more money and care more about "tough sentencing" for people mostly hurting themselves than we do for people hurting others (like children). Pedophiles can plea bargain better deals than someone involved in drugs. That is seriously wrong in my book.

    I completely believe that marijuana is illegal because it never had an effective lobbying group with lots of money behind it. I have no doubt if there had been large crops handled by a powerful company like Philip Morris, it would have been classified just like cigarettes.

  13. 13

    Legalize it. As a San Francisco resident, I agree with 21+ and continued regulations and punishments for those growing massive amounts as industry.
    Also, if we're going to legalize it, TAX IT. We tax alcohol, cigarettes, and artery-clogging indulgences, so why not let the budget-strapped California benefit? Pot smokers should be happy about legalization and the freedom associated with it, and paying a small tax to help the state that pioneered this legalization should be welcomed.

  14. 14

    It's about time!!!!!!!! It's a terrible misuse of police enforcement to pursue marijuana users. Pot is MUCH less dangerous than prescription pills and alcohol, yet they are abused EVERY day with grave consequences.

    Governments everywhere should wake up, and decriminalize & legalize small amounts of pot. They would greatly benefit from the tax revenues and go a long way towards not empowering the drug cartels.

    We're talking about POT………not crack, not cocaine, not heroin………..

  15. 15


  16. 16

    jaja marijuana is totally legalized in argentina!!! come here you guys …

  17. 17

    end prohibition. I do not smoke the ganja anymore. but throwing people in jail for wacky weed, unless operating a motor vehicle, is stupid and fills up our jails with non criminals. the federal government needs to end the war on drugs. period.

  18. Heh says – reply to this


    There is still a zero tolerance policy in NYC so basically a nickel bag will get you handcuffed, hauled in and photographed then you will get a desk appearance ticket. If it's more profitable to criminalize dont expect anything to change soon.

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  21. Heh says – reply to this


    Re: Lady_Saccharine_Sweetness
    LMAO !!! If youre getting raped on pot then maybe youre just a dumb bitch, dont blame the pot for that kind of stupidity

  22. 22

    i live in cali! :)
    i think this is good!
    an once is the most they should legalize at a time.
    this is good enough for me:))

  23. 23

    The police have much more important things to focus on than small-time pot smokers. This makes sense to me. Go Cali! :)

  24. 24


  25. 25

    Re: MP
    why do you hate on the sacred weed so much? what did it ever do to you?

  26. 26

    I can't post links here, but there was a great article on MSNBC.com yesterday about how the growing of pot in the US, largely thanks to California's looser laws, has made a huge dent in the profits of the vicious and violent Mexican drug cartel.

  27. AnnaW says – reply to this


    This, as well as many other issues, should be left up to each individual state to decide. This country is too large (and diverse) to impose such specific blanket laws. If you don't want to live in a state where marijuana is legalized (or decriminalized for that matter) you can move to another. Or, vise vera, if you want to live in a state that allows it.

  28. 28

    The whole of the U.S. should legalize and start taxing herb , that measure would considerably help the budget if not put on the plus side!

  29. 29

    Yes! I think this is a great idea and i hope it works well so other states follow suit!

  30. 30

    fucking legalize it already!

  31. 31

    It won't happen - health insurance companines won't allow it (and now with the whole healthcare reform thing there is no way they give insurance to all and allow them to trash their lungs.

  32. VEE86 says – reply to this


    I think they should thats great. I'm sure they would do it even faster if it was a way for the government to get there cut of the profits. I have no one ever dying or overdosing off it. Also all the fast food resturants and conveient stores will win as well, you know they going to need somewhere to pick up some snacks to help with their munchies.lol

  33. 33

    Fuck yeah! Now if only they would legalize it in Arizona. They are basically the same states, kinda sorta.

  34. 34

    Re: Lady_Saccharine_SweetnessRe: Lady_Saccharine_Sweetness
    Umm wtf are you talking about? What does marijuana and rape have to do with each other? Have you ever been stoned? haha so ignorant to think rapists rape because they're high on marijuana. TARD

  35. jemms says – reply to this


    it should only be legal for medical purposes…

  36. 36

    pot doesn't get people raped! haha. oh my.

  37. 37

    My vote is YES

  38. 38

    Hell yeah!! The states don't realize how much money they could be making on the tax revenue! Not to mention weaning out the drug cartels! They've got my vote.

  39. 39

    Re: tigrrrlilly – Ever since I saw your picture I knew you'd be awesome. and yes… WHAT DID WEED EVER DO..TO ANY OF YOU!? try it sometime maybe you won't be such tight asses.

  40. 40

    Legalize it!!

  41. 41

    "yet full legalization would mean that joints could be sold on various liquor store counters and medical dispensaries could become full service pot stores"
    - i'm afraid you are wrong there mr Hilton.
    That would mean, that A> special "stores" could sell Marihuana to people that are REGISTERED (because they are not going to allow just anyone to sell that plant) and over the age of 21, B> those stores will have a location that is at least 2 miles, if not farther, away from schools, C> Only can sell to a citizen of California (otherwise anyone could just buy over there, which would result in chaos), D> Can only be used at your own home, or if you want to light one up in the store itself, it has to be pure without tobacco (because you can't smoke in a public place)

    and i can give you a lot of more reasons. I'm from Antwerp, Belgium, which is 10 miles away from about 1000 coffeeshops in the Netherlands (a lot at the borders). And to give you some news about that, The Netherlands government issued a new law, that foreigners are not allowed anymore to buy or use canabis (marihuana). So naturally, because of that idiotic law, more and more people are going to grow their own. (like its hard)

    It's a good thing, that it's legalized, but not necessary.
    They (the police)might as well tolerate a certain amount in possession like we do in belgium, infact, they could learn a lot from belgian and dutch police officers.

  42. 42

    Re: Lady_Saccharine_Sweetness – I take it that ignorance is bliss in your world , smokind pot does not come lead someone to rape , it leads them to eat then sleep or become relaxed which you need to do

  43. Gigit says – reply to this


    Legalize it!

  44. 44

    I can't even beleve they are even thinking about doing this! If it really does happen that would be crazy! Everyone will be stoners!! I'm not really sure if i like the idea yeah i like weed ha but idk if it would be cool to have everyone smoking it.

  45. 45

    Legalise it, already.
    It's just marijuana, which is far less dangerous than alcohol. Yes, there are adverse effects, but there are worse effects in eating at McDonald's regularly than having an occasional joint.
    I'm a health freak, so I wouldn't SMOKE a joint any more, but I'd definitely have some delicious pot brownies.
    I think having a 21 and over rule on it is an excellent idea.

  46. 46

    Re: Heh – I referring to a previous post where Adrianne Curry said that. lol.

  47. 47

    hope this comes to canada! :(

  48. 48

    Re: Cynthisizer – Apparently a lot of people didn't read that quote from earlier… btw I too think it's idiotic to say. Hint *sarcasm*

  49. 49

    Hellz to the yes I would, like the age and the amount sound perfectly reasonable.

  50. 50

    YES! Legalize it and don't criticize it. Marijuana has countless health benefits and does little to no harm to your body. Alcohol is a million times more dangerous. Wake up and get educated.

  51. 51

    Yes yes yes!!! pro pot!!

  52. 52

    Re: TheRussianOne – YES YES YES!

  53. 53

    legalize it!!!! give it rules, but make it country wide legalize!

  54. 54

    All the people I know who take mari frequently are freaks. I would so stay away from mari smokers.

  55. 55

    Re: xoJoorxo – hell yeah , i agree with u on that . Every one needs to watch " The Union " it is a great movie about the history of Pot . Some of the shit will really suprise u . & u can even do a fact check on google . If people didnt buy into all the hype & Misconception and actually leanred what the hell they were talkin about . i think that pot would be a # 1 Commodity . i mean u can make fuel , paper , clothes , meds …ect the list goes on & on Plus there has never been a reported case of some one dying from smokin pot . ~k~ i will get off my soap box now , but ne one here that has some thing negivite to say should first educate them self before speaking ( 4:20 ) :D

  56. 56

    Re: AnnieJ


  57. 57

    yep i would

  58. 58


  59. 59

    I voted to legalize years ago. Enough already. Either put down your beers (cuz that's a 'gateway' drink) or legalize weed already.

  60. 60

    Re: AnnieJ – o sweetheart . u need to read up on that . It is plant matter . it dont " trash " ur lungs . tobacco has been sprayed with Radioactive chemicals to keep the bugs outta the crop . that is a large part of y people get CANCER from smoking cig. Plus u can eat pot … problem solved . Plus u see on t.v every day about what smoking does to ur lungs . If they had one case they could blame on pot " trashing ur lungs then they would be all over the t.v & the web. Think about it & stop falling for all the lies & Misconceptions . educate your self befor u speak . u sound potophobic ;)

  61. 61


    who cares if its onlyy in california, im in california so thats all that matters.

    i want to smoke weed while waiting for the bus LOL

  62. 62

    Hell YES~! I movin to Cali….. that shit will never pass in conservative ass Texas

  63. 63

    YAY…it's a start.

  64. Ame says – reply to this


    Not only will it help Cali with their debt, I am hoping other states will get doing this too. Once its allowed the DEA can focus on the hard drugs.

  65. 65

    Re: flor_hoorebeke

    IT IS NOT ILLEGAL TO SMOKE WEED IN THE NETHERLANDS (for people of any nationality). For someone who lives in Belgium I would expect a little more knowledge of the subject thank you. Please don't give people misinformation it makes you look stupid.
    1 The question is "is it illegal for an American to smoke weed in Amsterdam"… The correct answer is; "no, it's not, but…" and not "yes, it is, but…".

  66. 66

    Oh please. Legalizing pot would ruin the whole illusion that is drugs. Smoking pot is already treated very casually, just think what would happen when it's legalized. I say bad idea!!

  67. 67

    smoking pot is not legal in the netherlands..it is tolerated by authorities under certain conditions…you must smoke in a coffeeshop..do not smoke it in public…being american has nothing to do with it…

  68. 68

    hell yea!!! lol but what about ga? =(

  69. 69

    Hey, ANNIE!

    The healthcare industry better outlaw alcohol under your 'logic'. Save some livers. Oh, and msg..neurotoxins. Oh, and plastic with all that bpa. OH, and should we expect the GOP to use your logic as it's next reason for stomping all over health care reform?

  70. 70

    hell motherfuckin yeah! Time for me to move back to my homestate ASAP!

  71. 71


    Need those tax $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ I'll pay!
    Legalize everywhere!!!!

  72. 72

    HELL MUTHA-FUCKEN YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I CANT WAIT TO BE "DAZED AND CONFUSED"

  73. 73

    Re: Lady_Saccharine_Sweetness
    Stoners turn in to rapists? I don't get it.

  74. 74

    well…i know where i'm vacationing next year:)

  75. 75

    if i could vote i would say yeah O:

  76. 76

    if California legalizes the ganja all other states will follow suit, cause you know California is a stepping stone to success amirite?

  77. 77

    Re: TheRussianOne
    Lotion? So I could whack off with herb lotion? That would be awsome…….

  78. 78

    I don't smoke weed, never have, but its far less dangerous than alcohol. And if its gonna pass, tax that shit.

  79. 79

    California is in deep shit debt. and if that can help us out a little, then go ahead.

  80. 80

    Alcohol is legal and many have died in alcohol related car accidents.
    Why not legalize pot? It's no more harmful - probably less harmful - than
    alcohol. I live in CA and I'll vote for it in a minute.

  81. 81

    Absolutely they shoudl legalize it. That is a great way for us to get out of the massive amount of debt we have going on and instead of Arnold taking all the funding from our kids' schools, we can make up for it on new taxes for pot. Just like alcohol, cigs, fast food and anything else that makes you sick. Pot is lumped in with harder drugs just because of the name "drug". It does not have the long term side effects or hurt you like alcohol or cigs do. They are 10 times worse. And in complete agreement with others, there has never been any murders committed, driving incidents or any hard violet crime done based on someone only having weed in their system. Its usually combined WITH harder drugs in those instances. And for those morons who actually think that legalizing will make more people do ALL drugs…..you obviously need to do your research and not base your opinion on what the DEA or govn't says.

  82. 82

    That's it I'm movin to Cali!

  83. 83

    Hypocrites! They've outlawed cigarettes but they'll legalize marijuana?! Nuttier than fruitcakes!

    NO, drugs DESTROY lives. Period. If we dealt with drug traffickers like we should deal with Islamic terrorists, we wouldn't have a drug crisis in America!

  84. 84

    The Big One can't come soon enough to California! I'm just glad Whoreywood is on the coast!!!

  85. 85

    Re: Sensitivity – 10 Just what I was going to say!

  86. 86

    Re: the squirrel – You're right. Legalize marijuana and outlaw liquor! Sounds perfect to me!? I wll concede that it's hypocrisy to allow liquor while outlawing marijuana. Drunk drivers kill more people than marijuana. It's all screwed up, but what's new???

  87. 87

    Whyyyyyy, if this passes I can smoke right on Castro Street instead of going around the corner to a side street. That'll save some time!

  88. 88

    Growing should be legal as well so to regulate and not feed the criminal element.

  89. 89

    Re: Heh
    It is not more profitable to keep it illeagal. The fine for less than ounce is $100. If you get busted in the city they keep you there for 24 hours. They have to transport you to the tombs and the processing which is exspensive. They are realsing 17,000 inmates in Cali Jails. Its not profitable as it use to be trust me.

  90. 90

    Re: Frag The Paps – Check out the last Adrienne Curry post

  91. 91

    yes!!! decriminalize! taxate it sell it as in liquor stores love it!!!!

  92. 92

    Yes Yes Yes. Legalize it, most of us smoke it anyways. My boss, my precher, my co worker…

  93. 93


  94. 94

    Wow… I'll be somewhat shocked if this passes. Although I'm no longer a smoker myself, I think that legalization is a good thing. Regulation -instead of a black market- will save money via less incarcerations and will make money by taxing the trade. No doubt weed would get a huge "sin tax."

  95. 95

    honestly i dont understand why the consider maryjane a "drug" but for that matter i'm all for passing the law to legalize it..maybe the world would be more peaceful, as long as there are some limitations of what u can do while using pot, just like consuming alcohol..no smoking and driving..lol

  96. 96

    Im going to Cali in 20 days!!!!!! Palm Springs see Phish. I got my medical card a year ago. Its pratically legal already there. As far as rapist are concerned it will not stop rapist but we can legalize prostitution next that will stop rape. I remeber when I went to Amsterdam my first time I got my dick sucked well smoking a blunt it was awsome!!!

  97. 97

    From my observation and experience, I really disagree with the argument that its a "gateway drug." I know plenty of people- myself included- who would smoke but would never touch any other type of drug. I think people who pop pills and the like are not doing it because they smoked first; they are doing it because they were prone to do it no matter what.

  98. 98

    Hell yes, I'll vote for it! Legalization will free up the police to pursue the murders and corrupt politicians!

  99. 99

    This will actually save CA. They are so in the hole with money. Unless you have a better idea on how california can make money - stop judging. using it does not cause any illness it NON-Addictive! About time - the whole west coast should legalize. It's legal in Amsterdam, give reasons why it doesn't work there…..

  100. 100

    Legalize it already! Then people could start growing and make some money,
    generate tax revenue for the states and also pull themselves out of this recession. Sounds like a win-win for all.

    And I'm not even a pot smoker, but c'mon it is no worse than alcohol.

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