Editorial Cartoon: What if Prop 19 Passed?

Editorial Cartoon on Prop 19 Marijuana California

So Prop 19 in California FAILED at the ballot.  This was the ballot initiative that would have legalized and regulated marijuana in the state.  The idea being that decriminalizing it would bring in much needed tax revenue and decrease the prison burden.

Young voters in California appeared to overwhelmingly support the measure, however, they must have been too high to actually go and vote on the issue.

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  1. nursemyra says:


  2. Bo Lumpkin says:

    If it had become legal in californa it would have eventually been legal through the whole country.

  3. lynn says:

    *heavy sigh*

    i dunno, i guess folks are thinking it’s “legal enough” already so why bother to vote. the pot smokers i know out west all have prescriptions and no trouble getting their primo product. i know a guy who just had a 5 min webchat with a brand new doctor and got his prescription faxed right over. 🙂

      • lynn says:

        i think so dave but i’ll need to hold a mirror in front of my mouth to see for sure. on another note, rip landed an awesome job and now he works from anywhere there’s an internet connection. that job will come in handy when we finally get to leave.. but for now we wait… hopefully sooner rather than later i’ll be blogging from my new blog, ☼ Trippin’ in Thailand! ☼

        • Bearman says:

          Lynn, what was this guys excuse for needing “medical” marijuana. I’ll be checking into that doctor and making sure his license is up to date..haha.

          Congrats to Rip. I know nothing about what he does but I’d like a job there too.

  4. tmcelmurry says:

    So glad it did not pass. Maybe people view me as too conservative when it comes to this, but it’s illegal for a reason…it’s a gateway drug no matter how you look at it. It impairs your senses as well, there is no positive results from Legalizing Marijuana…tax dollars or not, the ramifications long term are far greater. Although Matthew McConaughey would have been easier to relate to. 🙂

    • Bo Lumpkin says:

      The tax dollars won’t matter. When they legalized beer around here were supposed to pay for education. When they legalized hard liquor the taxes were suposed to pay for education. When they legalized casino gambling the taxes were supposed to pay for education. Now we have all of those things but we still don’t have money for education. Think of how conservative you are and look to your far right and you will probably find me.

    • Bearman says:

      It would be an interesting experiment strictly from a court docket/prison evaluation of whether it reduces the millions spent on the war on drugs versus treatment.

  5. Jillsy says:

    when they have to put cold medicines behind the pharmacist’s window, I’m not surprised one bit.

    • Bearman says:

      I worked on a corporate video shoot and one day my job was to get “Props” including different versions of yeast infection treatments. Wouldn’t you know you had to ask the pharmacist as it wasn’t in front of the counter. Guess it’s embarrassing enough for some women to steal it.

  6. That may possbly be the reason.
    When i was always stoned getting up to do anything was too much effort. lol

  7. DadaHyena says:

    Oh no! Does this mean Californians are going to stop smoking marijuana?!

  8. There is a strong argument that alcohol is worse for the population as a whole than cannabis; but with each having its own high-risk user groups. But, booze has oiled human activity for millenia and funded many a politicos career. Ergo?

  9. Sheila Deeth says:

    Legal sales to legal users failed here too.

  10. SpilledInkGuy says:

    Wasn’t that a song a while back?
    ‘ I was gonna’ vote for proposition 19 …
    but then I got high’

  11. MJ says:

    Funny cartoon Bearman!

  12. Tony says:

    Maybe they need to legalise it in Colorado then you could smoke it up in the mountains.
    “Rocky Mountain high, Colorado”

  13. Tony says:

    “How I love you my oh my, whoa oh oh ohoho. River deep, mountain high”

  14. George says:

    How could it have failed?!! I voted! Didn’t I? I can’t remember. ‘Ere *koff*

  15. Nate Fakes says:

    Gotta watch those east winds!

  16. bschooled says:

    I’d probably care about the results more if the handful of times I tried it over the years didn’t cause me to end up in the fetal position over the toilet…

    Alcohol does the same thing to me, mind you, but at least I get those few fun hours in-between…

  17. Friggin Loon says:

    Thank god, imagine half the US with the munchies? The fast food industry would go through the roof…ah wait…never mind 🙁

  18. jynksie says:

    I think everything should be legalized. Buy any and all drugs right over the counter. Personal responsibility for what you do to your body should take precedence over the govt telling you right from wrong. o.O

  19. susi spice says:

    well thats the end of that continent if it got past LOL

  20. Besrman, you would make a great political analyst. Nobody on TV was able to put the enthusiasm the youth had for legalization with why so many of them stayed home.

  21. I shoudn’t have hot boxed my car before voting. Damn.

  22. Although I haven’t smoked since my early 20’s I do feel that weed is a hell of a lot less dangerous and problematic than alcohol. I’m surprised that this didn’t pass, especially in Cali.

  23. lisleman says:

    The effects on the users along with low voter registration probably means it will never pass. Isn’t memory loss a side effect. I do think there are more important issues. funny cartoon

  24. not even jamaica can pass this law

  25. Dr. Cynicism says:

    Oh now when will those silly pot heads learn! You can’t vote by thinking real hard about it on the couch!

  26. Tracy Ingram says:

    Nice I love it. Too funny, contact buzz.

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