Proposition 19. Marijuana, should it be legalized? Subscribe today. It’s free. Keep up with America and stay informed. Follow the next series of articles that will take a look at the debate on the legalization of marijuana. Read the opinions of parents who are for the legalization of marijuana and the opinions of parents who are against the legalization of marijuana. We welcome your comments. Let us know how you feel about this issue.
Proposition 19, described as the Tax and Control of Cannabis. How will you vote? Members of the community are outraged at the idea of legalizing marijuana. The International Faith Based Coalition is calling for the California director of the NAACP, Alice Huffman’s resignation because of her endorsement of the proposition, (an answer to an email requesting a phone interview with Alice Huffman is pending). Apparently Senator Dianne Feinstein has joined in the fight to stop the legalization of the drug and the UFCW Western endorsed the measure. It looks like this battle is far from over.
Will Parents vote yes or no in November? That is a question many San Diegans are asking themselves. It seems that the issue has taken a racial turn. According to the Deseret News website www.deseretnews.com Religious leader Bishop Ron Allen, the President of The International Faith Based Coalition, fears that passing this proposition will send a negative message to African Americans that smoking marijuana is okay. African American parents say ” to legalize a drug in a society where so many African American youths already face social difficulties as well as educational ones is a recipe for disaster”. The economic gain in taxes is just not worth the price of our children and the legalization of marijuana opens the door for the tolerance of other drugs.
Some side effects or marijuana usage:
Trouble remember things
Can lose interest in school, work and relationships
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Allen is a San Diego resident, who is against legalizing marijuana. When asked why he is against legalizing the drug he said, “he wouldn’t want his son to think that smoking marijuana is okay”. Even if an age stipulation was written into the new law he still would not support proposition 19.