.It’s the Economy, Stoners: Howard Jarvis, Depressions, and Purple-Urkle

Key drug law reform donors like George Soros have so far been stingy on Proposition 19, the Los Angeles Times reports. “I’m going to let Californians stew in their own juice,” said one rich reformer. In contrast, Soros and crew had raised $3.4 million by June 2008 for Prop. 5, the failed ‘rehab not jail’ ballot measure. Prisons and cops also spent millions of dollars fighting Prop. 5, while today even drug warriors have gotten tight, donating just $60,000 to No on 19 campaign. So, why?

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