Your Marijuana Vote Counts More Than Ever…

Your Marijuana Vote Counts More Than Ever...

“One of these states crossing that Rubicon will immediately set up a challenge to the federal government,” sated Allen St. Pierre, executive director for NORML.

As we agonizingly, painfully… thrash about in these last few precious moments in advance of Election 2012, the talking heads and spin masters are in full attack mode, stalking races like ‘Big Game Beasts’ nationally and state by state. Lashing out wildly, should they be offered the opportunity. Upon reflection on some of the drivel that they laughingly call a “sampling” of the most reputable (sigh) polls note: that President leads Mr. Romney by up to 3% points on a national level – or trailing by 6% (if FOX is your main source of news).

The main thrust of my long winded and contention is this, most political polls, seen as a whole,are fundamentally impractical. Who’s paying for the poll? FOX business news, or CNN? Where were the polls taken, California or Texas? Again the point being, the pollster may or may not be biased against one candidate or the other. And this mind numbing onslaught of meaningless data is all force-fed to us by a meat grinding mainstream media so lethargic and unethical, that to tell us the truth is more bothersome than it’s worth.

As we enter crunch time for the 2012 political season, one of the best things a conscientious voter can do for themselves, is to try and remain undistracted … doing your best to ignore the static noise… edify yourself on the important issues of the day, and deploy the greatest weapon any democratic citizen possesses: the right to cast a ballot.

To that end: The 2012 Marijuana Legalization Vote

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State are staring into the unknown (better thanprohibition,) and currently are facing proposals that would change state laws to permit possession of recreational marijuana and regulate the sales — despite the fact that pot continues to be a schedule 1 narcotic under federal law.

If approved – in even one state – this would represent a historic step forward that would most likely be met with legal challenges by the federal government… but might also apply pressure to the Fed’s to deliberate on adapting a new strategy. Rather than staying on the same tired old road of ‘national prohibition’ on a plant that has many industrial uses, yet has felt the yoke of oppression since 1937.

“One of these states crossing that Rubicon will immediately set up a challenge to the federal government,” sated Allen St. Pierre, executive director for NORML.

As polls fluctuate, depending on who’s your reading, some show marijuana’s proponents leading in Washington and Colorado a month before the election, however outcome still remains in serious question, all should remember clearly what happened in California back in the heady days of 2010: Proposition 19 lost 53.5% to 46.5% after firing up an early lead, only to get smoked in the end. Stop by the new ASA site to learn more.