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Marijuana News & Discussion forums; This is the competitor proposition for the "Regulate marijuana like Wine" proposition. Both are trying to make it to the ...
Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012
This is the competitor proposition for the "Regulate marijuana like Wine" proposition. Both are trying to make it to the 2012 ballot. I like this one better, but I will vote for either of them.
This one does not contain the anti-GMO crap that RMLW contains, and for that reason is a better choice.
Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012 has a few things going for it that make it appealing vs. RMLW:
-- Age limit (19 years old)
-- No Anti-GMO
-- No prohibition on commercial advertising
-- Attempts to ensure that 3 lbs. of marijuana isn't considered commercial amounts (although it's debated whether the amount would matter with RMLW).
However, there are a few items that make RMLW more appealing, in my opinion:
-- Taxation limits: sets a fee and tax cap on marijuana to no more than wine.
-- Regulates Commercial Activity Like Wine (Currently, it's a $100 fee to get a Winegrowers license), as opposed to a high-fee, over-regulated industry.
-- No definition of impairment. RCP's definition of impairment is arguably broad. Currently, a DUI conviction for drugs requires a 12-point test be conducted, and is relatively hard to convict someone for such violation (in comparison to alcohol). RMLW would not change the effect of current provisions, or court rulings.
-- No mandate for the creation of a new state agency/commission, which would cost money (meaning a justification for higher taxes). All regulations would, at first, be handled by the ABC.
-- RCP increases the penalties for underage possession to a potential misdemeanor (with up to a year in jail), while RMLW makes everything civil violations. We do not need to spend money incarcerating underage users, and the current wording leaves room for interpretation by local governments.
-- RMLW explicitly differentiates between industrial hemp and commercial marijuana.
Notwithstanding the aforementioned positive impacts of RCP, RMLW would protect both consumers and producers in a way that positively benefits the state.
good points. I plan to vote yes on both of them. With RMLW, we can remove the anti-GMO clause with a subsequent proposition. I think the anti-GMO clause is in the proposition to appease the tin-foil hat crowd, and we need every vote we can get.
Originally Posted by GreenDevil420
----- I plan to vote yes on both of them. -----
You bring up a good point - one that I have been thinking about! If we should be so lucky that both of these ballot measures pass, what might the result? There are areas of interest where these two bills disagree with each other.
As a "private" grower, the RMLW says I can grow up to 12 "mature - flowering" plants (outdoors) or 24 "mature - flowering" plants (indoors) - without mention of any square footage issue. On the other hand, the RCPA says I can grow, inside my 100 sq.ft. area, without regard as to number of plants or indoors/outdoors location.
Again, as a private grower, I would be thrilled to death with either of these limits! But who gets the last word? When Mamma says one thing and Pappa says something else, "What's a poor child to do"? I'm sure that there are other areas where these two bills "contradict" each other. I'm just wondering what will happen in such cases?
I'm sorry, what do you mean by "anti-GMO clause"? That one went right over my head.