We try not to get too political here at Super Hella Awesome unless it is to make fun of the ridiculousness that is so prevalent in that world. Today we are taking a break out of the mocking to address something very serious. Legal grass.
This November the fine people of California will have to make a choice on their ballot as to whether or not they think grass should be legal.
Los Angeles County election officials Wednesday turned in their official estimate of the number of valid signatures, putting the statewide figure above the 433,971 needed for the measure to make the ballot. The county, where one-fifth of the signatures were collected, was the last to report its count, filing just before 5 p.m. Polls have indicated that a majority of voters in California want marijuana legalized, but the margin is not enough to ensure the initiative will win.
The initiative would allow adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce for personal use
The initiative would also allow adults to grow up to 25 square feet of marijuana per residence or parcel.
But the measure, known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, goes further, allowing cities and counties to adopt ordinances that would authorize the cultivation, transportation and sale of marijuana, which could be taxed to raise revenues. It's this feature of the initiative that supporters hope will draw support from voters who are watching their local governments jettison employees and programs in the midst of a severe budget crisis. [via la times]
Now I know most people have their own opinions of grass, as I do mine, so I'm not going to sit here and wax poetic about the pluses and minuses of such an idea. I do want to point out that there are going to be some amazing ad campaigns for and against this so it really is going to be a big win for everyone involved. Also make sure you vote yes. Thanks.
My first suggestion for the Humboldt backed anti-legalization ad would be this:
A tv is playing and we hear the music and announcer for The Tonight Show introduce Jay Leno. Pan from the tv to show two guys are sitting on a couch taking bong hits. Jay Leno starts his monologue with his standard brand of offensively unfunny material. The two guys start laughing really hard at every joke while continuing to take bong hits. The commercial fades to black while the jokes and laughter continue in the background. A title appears on the screen. "Don't let this happen to you, vote no on prop 420". And scene.