|Stoners Against Prop 19
|Dragonfly De La Luz: The smugly self-satisfied new face of cannabis prohibition in California.
It didn’t take long after the defeat of Proposition 19, which would have taxed and regulated marijuana in California, for the cannabis community to realize that legalization’s ignominious defeat was fueled by the duplicity — some would say outright treachery — of certain greedy, reactionary elements within the community itself. Boycotts against anti-Prop 19 businesses are now being organized.
So-called “Stoners Against Prop 19” — traitors to the movement such as Dennis Peron
, Dragonfly De La Luz
and J. Craig Canada
— whether through stunning ignorance or outright malice, spread disinformation about exactly what the measure would have done.
They busily sowed division, distrust, and fear among a community that should have been united in striving to loosen the death grip of 70+ years of cannabis prohibition.
Offered the opportunity to embrace the future, these reactionary elements formed a fifth column within the medical cannabis community.
For who knows what reasons — maybe the miserly interest of preserving big pot profits
? — they shamelessly allied themselves with the law enforcement and prison lobbies, with the Religious Right, and with the same intolerant fundamentalists behind the No On 19 campaign — the very same people
, in the case of one statewide organization, that headed up the Proposition 8 anti-gay marriage initiative two years ago.