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The Squares Win: An Obituary to California’s Prop 19 and Oregon’s Measure 74

Posted Nov 10 2010 1:33pm

According to Kemberg (2010), completing the process of mourning can take up to two years, but when we are done, our reality could be permanently altered, sometimes for the worse. This may become reality for many of us. You see, many good people lost dear friends late November 2nd, 2010, when California’s Prop 19 and Oregon’s Measure 74, two bills proposed to further the legalization of the tweed, failed. Our good friends, who represented hope for the start of a more rational public attitude about smokin’ the reefer, went the way of the dodo.

Unfortunately, squares make up some 54% of the voters in California and 57% of voters in Oregon who put pen to ballot to crush the dreams of those who, with joint in hand, wish to live within the law and generate some legitimate cash for their respective states. Unfortunately, in California, lead by a hypocritical Governator who’s past is full of joints and steroids, the majority of California’s voters expressed their willingness to adhere to old taboo rather than to do what Jesus would have done  (it’s his dad’s plant after all). The same goes for Oregon, but we have no hypocritical leader to blame.

I will not continue this tearful obituary notice long for three reasons. First, I’m sick and don’t have the energy to do it. Second, it’s my wife’s birthday and I need to cook a chicken. Third, there’s nothing left to say that hasn’t already been said. Squares in both California and Oregon had the chance to do the right thing, but as usually, they were too high on Metamucil to realize it. Hopefully, in the near future, before these states go completely bankrupt, monetarily and spiritually, the squares will loosen up, take a hit, and get on board…or at least move to Texas, were they can do little to add to the collective crazy. Until then, may the Lord bless thee and keep thee, Prop 19 and Measure 74. May they rest in peace for now, but be resurrected soon. Amen.

Kemberg (2010)

LA Times Coverage of Prop 19 Coverage of Measure 17

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