Tax and Regulate meets opposition from Big Liquor

Not that you’d be surprised, but there’s some fierce opposition to the 2010 California ballot initiative to legalize and tax cannabis in the same way alcohol is taxed and regulated. Alcohol lobbyists from big companies like Anheuser-Busch are throwing big chunks of money into fighting the measure in California this November. Their concerns of course lie in the possibility of losing customers to legal cannabis; they have no concern with the health and safety of Californians or of Americans in general.

To fight back against Big Liquor, Tax Cannabis 2010 is trying to raise a whopping $50,000 between now and June 30th, when the Spring fiscal quarter ends. The fundraising numbers will be used by many media outlets, talking heads, and proponents and opponents alike as a barometer for themeasure’s likelihood of passing. Please show your support for a sound cannabis policy that aims to reduce the harm of incarceration and legal penalties for a drug that’s safer than alcohol, tobacco, and many prescription medications. By donating, you’ll make your voice heard in the loudest way possible–and you’ll help bring an end to these outdated laws and set the stage for the nation to follow.

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