Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Proposition 19: "i was gonna go to church, but then i got hiiiiigh"

Yesterday, when I walked into school with my "I Voted" sticker, I saw one of my students in the main office, and he immediately said:

"Ms. Kiefer, did you vote for that marijuana thing???"

Many of y'all non-Californians know about the proposition on our ballots yesterday that would have legalized (an ounce or less) of marijuana in limited settings (in private homes, or in designated spots for marijuana, such as cannabis clubs).


Now, I don't smoke weed.  I hate the smell, I hate it when my students come in with glazed red eyes, and I hate smoking anything.  Ugh, just makes me cough and gives me a headache.  And I have to confess that I think stoners are kinda lame, especially when they're over the age of 17.  I mean come on, dude.  I have no problem with people who smoke weed occasionally (I do live in California after all), but I'm a little judgey about those whose lives revolve around the ganja.

That said, I voted for Prop 19, cause I figure, if people are gonna smoke it, we might as well regulate and tax it, cause Lord knows our state could use the money!  I mean, public schools have four furlough days this year.  WTF?!  

But it didn't pass.  In any case, I was talking to my 5th period about the issue yesterday, when GM said this:

"I was in this Big Brother Big Sister program & I had this white dude & I went through his stuff while he was in the shower, & I found some marijuana in this pill bottle up in his drawer.  And he try to tell me he use it for MEDICINE, he be lyin' like hell! I took a piece of it and I gave it to my brother!"

HA!  Tooooo funny.  I mean, it's not legalizing marijuana in limited forms would mean that the world would come to this:


Geez.

22 comments:

Jude said...

That last picture cracked me up! Whew, thanks for the laugh today. I must say, I would've voted the same way had I been in California, for the same reasons as you (and I'm from waay out west where things are kind of the same, so I hear you). Btw, I can follow you now (thanks to the computer doctor who came by yesterday :)).

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG that last photo is so funny and scary in the same time:)
Kisses my dear

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Julia said...

It didn't pass? Aw, oh well! I don't smoke either, but I do agree that legalizing and regulating and taxing it would be better that criminalizing it! Plus it would free up space in prisons and create some state revenue!

There's always next time I guess!

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the chirpy bird said...

I completely agree with you! It's like some people are completely irrational overbearing parents, just because society has the option doesn't mean that the states sobriety will end as we know it! It's not like everyones going to just go nuts and be high all the time! Gosh darn it, we need the money and more often than not, when it is legal you end up having more control than when it's illegal... oh well!

I'm not a smoker so it doesn't bother me but I just don't get it!
xox tash

Gabby said...

I have mixed feelings about it but I totally understand what you're saying. :)

georgia~gigi said...

That Big Brother story is classic, ah ha ha!
Too funny!

shelly said...

ha! you are too funny claire!

i would have voted for it to...and i am totally not a stoner btw :)

Kami*Sue said...

Ha ha. I love that picture. Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm excited to start reading yours.

this free bird said...

i just finished having a screaming match with someone about this this morning. i was like - listen - it's everywhere so we might as well tax it and get some money for it. hel-looo! california's in the crapper and needs some moolah. needless to say they tried to rip me a new hole. a moot point (should have been mute on my part) seeing as it didn't pass. oh meg whitman. another millionaire bites it.

xoxo,
c

J. said...

I was once a recreational smoker. I stopped taking the occasional 'puff' when I graduated from college and entered into the career world (read: drug testing). It was no big deal for me to stop, and I'm almost positive I'll never smoke again (but hey- never say never...).
Either way, I would have definitely voted for Prop 19. You're right about the state needing the money- that's certainly a very valid point. I also feel that the government doesn't have the right to prohibit something that is much less harmless than other legal substances like alcohol and tobacco. I'm all about there being guidelines when dealing with any kind of mind-altering substance- but I do believe that marijuna has a bad reputation.
Your students crack me up, by the way. :)

Moe said...

I totally agree with you on the stance about legalizing it and getting some tax dollars from it. I am a little surprised it didn't pass!!!!

~KS said...

Hahahahaha.... I was super curious how this was gonna come out. I don't smoke (anything) either, but I woulda voted for it. Totally agree with your logic. People are obvisouly doing it anyway... why not make some money off it?
And your student's comment made me laugh. Ha!

Ashley said...

I voted Yes as well! I don't smoke myself and I wouldn't just because its legal. It failed because of all the conservatives and the growers/dealers. Oh well.. I guess. The picture of the baby is darn funny!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Even though it didn't pass people (esp in SF) but certainly in California treat it as if it is legal to smoke while walking down the street.
I think I wrote about your least fav place in SF- based on your comments on Jude's blog!

Micaela said...

LMAO!!! i seriously thought it might have passed.

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

too funny! last year when i was in sf there was a guy with a petition in haight-ashbury to legalize marijuana. i'm like you, i don't think it's so bad, but it's the people who can't live without it for an hour that are a problem.

Megan said...

Whilst I dont know alot about proposition 19 but I am with you one this one. People are going to smoke pot regardless of whether it is illegal or legal - muse well make small quantities legal and make some money out of it and be able to regulate the industry.

CultAnthro said...

But cookies are ok, right? ;)

Carrie @ Laugh Love Eat Ice Cream said...

I totally agree with you about making it legal and taxing it. My husband actually thinks the U.S. should make all drugs legal and tax them. I don't know about that... But marijuana is harmless. Too bad it didn't pass. And that last picture is pretty funny!

lurve you said...

California is crazy.

bananas. said...

i'm kinda bummed it didn't pass. lol at the comment above. cali is crazy but i love it!

lurve you said...

i hope that last photo is photoshopped... but there's that toddler who smokes a pack a day, so you never know!