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Colt Jackson's 'American Made': A Proposition 19 anthem

America, meet Colt Jackson. He's a simple man, a country dude who loves his wife, hard work, freedom and ... weed. If you're on the fence about how to vote for Prop. 19, perhaps Colt's enthusiasm for all strains of marijuana, lovingly recounted Bob Dylan-style toward the end, will sway you -- or not. Pop & Hiss, ahem, has no stakes in the matter.

Proposition 19, for those who don't know, would allow adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow in a space of up to 25 square feet, certainly enough for Jackson (who may or may not be real), his lovely wife and all their friends. It also allows cities and counties to legalize commercial cultivation and retail sales and impose taxes.

Directed by Angelenos Matt Thiesen and David Stanbra (Disclosure: Thiesen is a friend of this writer), "American Made" seems to dream about a certain future, one in which the working-class cowboys of the Southern and Midwestern states could find themselves lining up for a baggie of Purple Kush or AK-47. 

But, in the interest of balance, we also offer you this rebuttal from Merle Haggard, in case you want to keep America square and free of the long-hairs.

Happy voting!

-- Margaret Wappler


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Awesome. Yes on PROP 19!!!!!!!!! VOTE!

PEACE OUT! Visit us at http://www.dankweed.com

Prop 19: The ‘Okie from Muskogee’ Got It Wrong http://anewscafe.com/2010/10/13/prop-19-the-okie-from-muskogee-got-it-wrong/

I really like that Jackson guy. Seems to have an earnestness and honesty about the prop 19 issue that is too often lacking in mainstream debates. I would have welcomed him in Henry Cow even; he's totally Dagmar's type. As far as Merle, it might have been better to contrast with "Little Ole Wine Drinker Me" http://www.123video.nl/playvideos.asp?MovieID=142484

Okie from Muskogee is against Vietnam War protests, not pot.

Ironic line from the song:
"We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse
"And white lightnin's still the biggest thrill of all."

White lightning's way worse for you than pot.

One jar of white lightning will kill a human being, One jar of weed will make you sleep 12 hours and wake up with smile. Yes on American Homegrown, Yes on 19!

The British study just confirmed again that Cannabis is much safer than alcohol and hard drugs. AARP reports that more and more older Americans use Medicinal Cannabis for a variety of Medical conditions! And yet another study is proving that Cannabis may play a significant preventative role in aggressive breast cancer! Cannabis should never have been made illegal to begin with. It has been used as a medicinal plant and as a recreational substance since time immemorial. Cannabis is not physically addictive, as its use does not lead to the development of a physical withdrawal syndrome. The so-called "gateway drug" theory has been completely discredited as invalid, and declared "half-baked" by a recent large study. It is a myth, but unfortunately this particular myth takes a long time to die! At the same time it is an accepted scientific fact that Cannabis use suppresses violent behavior, which I believe is very important from the public safety point of view. It is also being proven that Cannabis may serve as an "exit" substance for recovering alcoholics/hard drug/prescription drug abusers, which has a potential of alleviating the Nation's drug and alcohol problem. YES on Cali Prop. 19! YES to Medicinal Cannabis in all 50 States ASAP!


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