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DPA Alert: The Beer and Wine industry opposes Prop. 19 in CA.
« Reply #1 on: 10-07-2010 at 01:06:24 PM »
DPA Alert: The Beer and Wine industry opposes Prop. 19 in CA. (Big Surprise).

I Got this email:

"We Are Drug Policy Action.

Dear Sea Mac,

Have you heard that the California Beer & Beverage Distributors recently donated $10,000 to fight against Prop. 19? They clearly have a stake in perpetuating marijuana prohibition.

Show the beer distributors that you oppose their position on Prop. 19!

The beer distributors see marijuana reform as a threat to their bottom line. Their concern is making money, not improving the lives of Californians. Shouldn't the fate of Prop. 19 be about what's best for California, not what's best for the alcohol industry?

Tell the beer lobby that their obvious financial self-interest conflicts with your priorities!

So what if they see marijuana as competition for their product? Let the beer distributors know we're disgusted by their gutless opposition to long-overdue marijuana reform!

Thank you for your continued support.


Stephen Gutwillig
State Director, California
Drug Policy Alliance"

Oh, I went and Signed right Away!

You Don't Speak for ME!

I'm writing to let you know that I do not agree with the stance you have taken against Prop. 19.  The California Beer & Beverage Distributors has made a political statement that does not represent its consumers.

Your contribution to Public Safety First clearly illustrates your self-interest in this debate.  Our current policies are failing.  Marijuana is cheaper, more potent, and more available than ever, especially to young people, despite skyrocketing resources spent enforcing these ineffective laws. It's time to end the chaos of marijuana prohibition and begin to bring the enormous unregulated marijuana black market into the light of day and under the rule of law once and for all. The adoption of commonsense policies should not be undermined by your selfish agenda.

I will boycott your poisonous products henceforth.

That stuff just makes me sick and does no good for calming my hyperactivity. I'm NOT buying any more of that Crap they call Alcohol .... Boycott Booze!
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