Friday, October 24, 2008

Marijuana and George Soros?

Thanks to the Ballot Box, Governing.com's political blog, for this interesting post on marijuana initiatives on the ballot this year. Their analysis shows an interesting, but unexplained connection between 2 of the 3 initiatives and well-known philantropist and billionaire George Soros.

In California, Proposition 5 proposes to replace criminal penalties with fines for small amounts of marijuana, and expands drug treatment programs. Soros is known as a major supporter, although most municipal leaders oppose it, as does the Chamber of Commerce.

In Massachusetts, Question 2 removes criminal penalties for small amounts of marijuana. Possession of less than an ounce would result in a $100 fine. Again, Soros is financially backing the proposal, but Governor Deval Patrick and law enforcement officials are in opposition.

In Michigan, Proposal 08-1 allows people with debilitating medial conditions to use marijuana legally. Governor Jennifer Granholm is opposed.

3 comments:

susie said...

If you are in office or running you will always be opposed!

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