San Francisco Will Wipe Out Thousands of Marijuana Convictions



As a result of a 2016 ballot measure legalizing cannabis in San Francisco, the city is set to dismiss 3000 misdemeanor marijuana cases and to review 5000 …

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  1. CANNABIS – A Review of the Latest Scientific Literature
    https://norml.org/pdf_files/NORML_Clinical_Applications_for_Cannabis_and_Cannabinoids.pdf
    “…marijuana [in its natural form] is one of the safest, therapeutically active substances known to man.”
    –Francis Young (DEA’s own Judge)

    "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use…”
    – Jimmy Carter (U.S.President)

    “Congress should definitely consider decriminalizing possession of marijuana… We should concentrate on prosecuting the rapists and burglars who are a menace to society.”
    -Dan Quayle (U.S. Representative & Vice President)

    "Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could."
    “The anti-marijuana campaign is a cancerous tissue of lies, undermining law enforcement, aggravating the drug problem, depriving the sick of needed help and suckering well intentioned conservatives and countless frightened parents.”
    – William F. Buckley Jr. (American conservative author and commentator)

    "The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world."
    – Dr. Carl Sagan (American Cosmologist, Astrobilologist, author & science communicator)

    “You bet I did -— and I enjoyed it.” ….when asked if he had ever smoked marijuana.
    – Michael Bloomberg (New York City Mayor)

    Studies have consistently failed to establish the existence of a link between the harshness of a country’s drug laws and its levels of drug use."
    -Kofi Annan (U.N. Secretary General)

    "Pot is a better drug than alcohol. I'll prove it to you. You're at a ball game or a concert, and someone's really violent and aggressive and obnoxious, are they drunk or are they smoking pot?"
    “Why is pot against the law? It wouldn't be because anyone can grow it, and therefore you can't make a profit off it, would it?”
    “…It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn’t the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit … unnatural?”
    -Bill Hicks (Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-Up Comedian)

    – – My Personal Favorite – –

    "If the words "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on."
    – Terence McKenna (American ethnobotanist, author, advocate for responsible use of natural psychedelic plants)

  2. David, not only jobs but overseas travel as well. One of my aunties couldn't visit her son in Australia because one time when she was young she was a major pot-head.

  3. Marijuana prohibition is made possible, in part, by the U.S. alcohol lobby. More pot = less booze sold.

    Marijuana prohibition = billions spent. Marijuana legal = billions in tax revenues.

  4. What about the rights of Rastafarians? how does that fair in America are they allowed to carry marijuana? it is their religious beliefs to smoke marijuana. European countries let them the same as the Dutch are allowed to carry marijuana in other countries and obtain it legally even if it is illegal in that country.

  5. Drugz are bad, seperate yourselves from the duggis. Dont do drugs leftis, it will make you lefties. Leftists are fascist, dont be lefy. Imagine Busey would make USA into a buseyism, what would it be? Uncommunist stalinist asshole. Yes, it would be that. Cant argue with Gary Busey, his sord is law.

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