The Worst Argument against Prop 19
Probably the weakest argument against Prop 19 — aside from those that are actually dishonest — is that its system of taxes and regulations might not turn out to be that great:
[T]he law could change hundreds of times from county to county. In Los Angeles County alone it could mean 88 different sets of regulations.
The proposition would have merited more serious consideration had it created a statewide regulatory framework for local governments, residents and businesses…
You know what else merits serious consideration? I mean, like, more serious than your fears about what local laws people might or might not pass? Try all those people getting shot in Mexico.
Here you are, Californians, wringing your hands over whether you’ll extract an optimum amount of tax money from marijuana, and whether you might not know if you’re in compliance with local regulations, and whether it should be big companies or small growing co-ops that provide it to you.
Meanwhile, people by the thousands are getting murdered right across the border in violence stemming substantially from the pot trade. Out of fear that your regulations might one day turn out to be difficult to understand, you may just let it continue. The moral blindness of prohibition is unfathomable to me.