Soros behind Mass. effort to decriminalize pot

Discussion in 'General' started by Madmike420, Aug 28, 2008.

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    Associated Press - August 27, 2008 3:54 PM ET

    BOSTON (AP) - A measure that would decriminalize minor marijuana-possession cases is on the ballot in Massachusetts largely because of 1 man -- billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros.

    Of the $429,000 collected last year by the group advancing the measure, $400,000 came from Soros, who has championed similar efforts in several states.

    Soros also spent $24 million to fight President Bush's 2004 re-election bid.

    Campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press show the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy needed about $315,000 of that just to collect the more than 100,000 signatures that secured a spot on the ballot.

    If the measure is approved in November, Massachusetts would become the 13th state to lift or ease criminal penalties on marijuana possession.

    The proposal would make having an ounce or less of the drug a civil offense punishable by a $100 fine.
  2. CT should make weed shrooms and acid legal


    fuck CT, we got shit laws and hardly a chance to change em anytime soon

  3. hopefully he has better luck with the weed issue
  4. He prob just donates money and lets others do the work.

  5. Thats kinda the point
  6. Hopefully he'll be successful and move on to other states during the next election cycle.

    Small steps...
  7. This would be such a great step forward.

    I HATE driving through Mass... the cops are such assholes. I'm always seeing people getting pulled over and being searched.
  8. wait...

    why hasn't sky dog posted in this thread?
  9. I'm voting for. I'll be living there in 14 more days...
  10. Hurray for that guy! I wish cali had some generous billionaire to help the efforts...
  11. Even though I think Soros is insane, hurt his country for billions and supports socialism, I'd love him if he pulls this off. I guess it shows you can always make good Karma.

    I'm not even in Mass but want pot to be as legal as possible.
  12. that will be sick ... is this hr 5843?
  13. excited... maybe if its decriminalized my parents will let me keep a bong in their house >_> (i'm 19 btw they just took my shit a while back... their only reasoning was "it's still illegal" even though they smoke/smoked themselves... uggh)

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