Oct 1, 2012
YES on 502
commented on Pot Activists vs. Pot Activists
People...politics takes time. The first step is NEVER perfect.
We ended alcohol prohibition by starting with 3.2% beer. No bourbon, no wine, no brewpubs, and certainly no home brewing. We have to be realistic. The mainstream voters vital to any initiative's passage wouldn't touch the kind free-for-all legalization you demand.
502 is the best chance we have to get the ball rolling on the all encompassing legalization you claim to support.
Failing to vote for this initiative will make it MORE difficult, not less, to legalize home growing, allow non-commercial gifting, remove penalties for the possession of quantities greater than 1 oz, and treat under 21 possession like alcohol.
Realistic expectations pass laws. Undiluted idealism alienates important voters.
Vote YES on I-502