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In November 2010, Californians went to the polls and narrowly defeated a bill to legalize marijuana. Much of the debate centered on tax revenue and potential job creation. In this show, we examine how the failed war on marijuana has put hundreds of thousands in jail and given them crippling criminal records. On this edition, we look at the transforming culture that put Prop 19 on the ballot.
Froggy, Los Angeles resident; Jill Harris, Drug Policy Alliance managing director; Charlie Rangel, New York City Congressman; John Russo, Oakland City Attorney; Jeff Jones, Oaksterdam University Los Angeles campus chancellor; Richard Lee, Oaksterdam founder and Prop 19 bankroller; Tamar Todd, Drug Policy Alliance attorney; Marisa Garcia, former college student who lost financial aid due to marijuana conviction; Bishop Ron Allen, No on 19 spokesperson, Casey Given, Jessica Wong, Jeff Yunis, University of California at Berkeley students; Dan Rush, UFCW Local 5 special operations director; Andrew Dupree, Humboldt Patient Resource Center grow room employee.
For More Information:
California Legislative Analyst Office’s Report on Prop 19
Weed Wars-Sacramento Bee Blog on Prop 19 and Marij
Students for a Sensible Drug Policy
NORML-The National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Incarceration Nation — Marijuana Arrests For Year 2009 Near Record High – Alternet
Educating Voters on California’s Prop 19: the Highs, the Lows, and the Crazies
Stoners Against the Prop. 19Tax Cannabis Initiative
Is Pot Legalization the Gay Marriage of 2012?
Devin the Dude — What we be On
Keak Da Sneak — That Go
The Pack — Vans