The infamous “Cannadome” is set to happen Tuesday February 21, 2012. Tensions are high and emailing lists have been ablaze with rhetoric and arguments in support or opposition to the five, yes FIVE, marijuana ballot initiatives now collecting signatures for a chance to be on the 2012 ballot.
Supporters of the Marijuana Penalties Act of 2012, Regulate Marijuana Like Wine 2012, Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012, California Cannabis Hemp & Health Initiative of 2012 and the Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act of 2012 are all to gather and duke it out debate style in Mill Valley, California next week.
The event was prompted by calls from many in the community and movement frustrated by the lack of unity in the political process. The fear in California is that with money and efforts spread through five initiatives none will win and even deeper rifts will be gouged than during the Prop 19 campaign in 2010.
So far, the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act has been gaining the most steam due to money from outside the community and an active PR wing. However, many from within are wary of the association of cannabis to alcohol and are unlikely to support it should it make the ballot because of polarization from some of the initiative’s main proponents.
Stay tuned with ThePuffingtonHost.com for live updates and a complete run-down after the event.