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Prop 19 Results: Social Media Responds

We have discussed in the past how social media has become an important tool for politics, not only for the politician, but voters as well. So it comes as no surprise that Prop 19 results has had a huge response on Twitter and Facebook.

Proposition 19 has been discussed to death on Facebook, but there are those who will feel deflated that it did not pass. However, discussions on Twitter have been intensive. We know that this is a controversial subject, but that has not stopped the tweets coming in.

This is the great thing about social media; people now have a much larger voice — even if they are shouting at a brick wall. Some of the reactions on Twitter over the results of Prop 19 seem to be following a pattern; they are not happy.

You have to love how technology has moved on, before when you had to vote, some voters had no idea where their polling stations were. However, the likes of Google Maps, and a number of smartphone apps gave you all the information you need to find your place to vote.

What other improvements can be made to social media when it comes to voting and general politics?

Written by Peter Chubb

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MAS
MAS

i didn't really have the time to look at all the comments, and i know im 18 weeks late, but what i have to say is: first, justin you really should crawl back in your cave! and second, for everybody who keeps saying what the government should do, i have read the original text of Proposition 19 and i will let you know that the whole text also contains resolutions for regulating cannabis, such as: any person 21 years of age or older has the right to "personally possess, process, share, or transport not more than one ounce of cannabis"… Read more »

southcaktoker
southcaktoker

Justin, you sir have been owned, where is your reply………………. I think atleast all states should atleast set laws for medical cannabis. I also wish they would legalize it and do some actual true studys on the many uses of the active chemicals in pot. I beleive we could beneift ENORMOUSLY from the legalization of hemp/marijuana.

Brian
Brian

Ok…..I see what he have here is an argument about politics not legalization. Piece of advice, if you want to be taken seriously, stay on topic. The problem is that 1)marijuana is still referred to as “POT”. That is a stigma that has to be shed before anyone would take it seriously. 2) This whole legalization initiative has been turned into a media circus, not an election. 3) Both state and Federal governments stand to lose too much money and power if it were passed. 4) this is not a democrat vs. republican issue. The truth of the parties is… Read more »

13lu3berry
13lu3berry

and look at Europe.. were like ten years behind them.

lolx2
lolx2

"If you want to smoke pot legally, move to Amsterdam."

It's not legal there either….why don't you actually do some research on the topic sportsfan.

lol
lol

I'm sorry ^ WHAT? "Yea, sorry, I'm not buying any of your BS, you can argue the so called "pros" of pot all you want, but the fact still remains that it is more detrimental to you thank not, and for that reason alone it should remain illegal."

"….do you have any facts to back this up…because the WHO has stated in 2006 they can't find any health risks associated with pot. Anyone who thinks it should be illegal to smoke a plant is an idiot.

Having it be illegal simply puts cash into the pockets of hardcore organized crime.

AgainstProp19
AgainstProp19

Another WIN for people with some semblance of a brain… Prop 19 was a half baked idea that isn't anywhere near ready to be passed, you can cry all you want, but the fact remains that it is still illegal and will remain that way for the foreseeable future (thankfully)… The comments here prove that legalizing pot isn't in the government's best interest, there are far more pressing issues at hand than letting all you hippies have your every day fix without being bothered by the cops. If you can't understand that, you're absolutely clueless and shouldn't be allowed to… Read more »

dr.green
dr.green

i started smoking pot when i was 12 and now am 19 i stated smoking because i dont sleep at night and i would stay up for like 2 day if i didnt smoke weed is an herb wtf the federal goverment labels it with crack are they retarded or something? pot kills no one no one kills someone on pot like other drugs so why do we and the federal goverment label it with crack meth lsd pcp wtf are we ganna get sent to prison for haveing rosemarry in are yards in the comeing years ? much love… Read more »

john
john

I'm a middle aged man and voted for prop 19. However I don't smoke pot. What I find particularly sad once again, is the bravado among young people who go around telling you how important something is… fill the blogs and chat rooms about how they are going to change the world and right the wrongs… AND then once again fail to vote in sufficient numbers. yesterday, a little more than 40% bothered to vote overall, and the percentage was way lower for 18-29 year-old voters. Here's my message to the youth…WAKE-UP proposition 19 passes… if you ALL just got… Read more »

Spencer
Spencer

Truly. Can a human being not do what they want to do nowadays? A short ife time on this earth and we are told we cannot and can do certain things? I, myself, wouldn't mind a joint right now. Somebody else may have a different opinion and want to have maybe a can of beer. When you look at it, both have bad effects on the body, you can question that statement saying smoking weed is for medical use…your still smoking it. You can question it by saying that one beer doesn't hurt….its still effecting your liver. I'm not saying… Read more »

Matt
Matt

Man take your head out of your ass and smell the air around you. I'm sure the only political education you have is half of a high school diploma and spending a couple hours listening to Rush Limbaugh.

maxwell
maxwell

Basically what the people are saying "justin" is that you are a dumbass!! Marijuana is a beautiful thing. I have smoked since the age of 12 and now 22. I am very successful and work for a large finance company. I smoke grade every day and will continue to do so until the day I die. It does not affect me and I am not stupid enough to blaze at work or whilst driving but for some idiotic reason alcohol "which killed my stepdad" is LEGAL???? don't compare Marijuana to politics as it means more to us than the fucking… Read more »

Kim
Kim

To the person who stated that the constitution was written on hemp, just wanted to let you know that it’s a myth. It was actually written on parchment (treated animal skin). It’s likely though that drafts were written on hemp paper. Even supporters should research “facts” first. That way they actually know what they support and therefore don’t look like idiots when posting untrue statements. It’s those uninformed potheads who give the rest of us a bad rep.

Ghjost
Ghjost

Justin: actually the joke is on you and the rest California. They had a shot at taking a step toward sanity and openness. Instead they choose to maintain a hypocritical status quo that will only keep costing the state in the form of taxes and lost productivity due to incarceration. The stoners are still smoking now, to the benefit of illicit organizations and the detriment of the state. No matter. The issue ought to be resolved federally first anyhow. Regardless, this stoner will keep up his civil disobedience until the day cannabis is rescheduled and especially if it never is.… Read more »

Eric
Eric

First of all people, we live in a tyrannical corporate ran country that doesn't give a shit about anyone without money. Until people grow a back bone and stand up for their rights we are going to continue to get shit on by the government. Secondly Marijuana is a plant given to us by mother nature to use as medicine for the mind, body, and spirit. It doesn't have to be altered in any way for you to obtain the benefits, unlike Pharmacutical medications, which kill thousands of people each year. The whole reason pot was made illegal by the… Read more »

Patrick
Patrick

Justin, i smoke pot, i'll have a conersation with you about american foreign policy, in afghanistan, bolivia, cuba, hondurous, iraq, iran, korea, kurdistan, nicauagara, pakistan, palestine, panama, somallia, venezualla, vietnam, and many more across latin america, africa and asia. or we could talk about american domestic policy, about the removal of heabus corpus, allowing for the internment of citizens of your beloved america for "terrorism" charges, or the systematic genocide of the native Indians who have had their lands stolen, and their people murdered, for your america. Your America, white anglo saxon protestants, invaded a land, destroyed its people, stole… Read more »

Joe
Joe

Justin, your ignorance amuses me. Have you not heard that Thomas Jefferson as well as Benjamin Franklin smoked marijuana? Who are you to say who should vote?

Jordan
Jordan

Umm I'm a libertarian Justin I voted yes on Proposition 19 because Social Issues are rejected and social freedom will never be accepted by conservatives like you. Your blind sided by false truths and lies I watch FOX I watch MSNBC I do research myself to find the right political answer and you just sit back and probably watch FOX mindlessly. You will probably die of alcohol poisoning one day Justin, while in two years this bill will be rewritten, on the ballot, and it will win. And guess what I'll smoke 20 joints that day and I won't die.

Chris
Chris

Even my comment about why my comment was removed, was removed. Starting to have my doubts that product-reviews.net is a credible site.

Clifton Middleton

The vote was manipulated with the same old reefer madness stuff they used in 1937. The real Tea Party is for Free Market Hemp just like it was when this country was founded. Perhaps they will study the constitution long enough to discover that it was written on hemp paper by patriotic hemp growers and users. Hemp advocates have the higher moral ground and the solution to restoring economic development.

KDR
KDR

Justin, you will never know how many of the conversations you mentioned above were given by cannibis users, possibly even while on cannibis. You are uninformed and ignorant to imagine that any one group of people could be exempt from pot use!

bill
bill

Because 8 years of bush did amazing things…..

Will
Will

Wow so many Americans are idiots. Justin, the democrats destroyed the economy huh… shows how dumb and misinformed you are, maybe you should pick up a book and do some reearch before you open your stupid mouth.

Justin
Justin

Yeah, all the potheads are crying this morning. Good. They're the same idiots that elect democrats which in turn destroy the economy and restrict freedom in other areas. You'll NEVER see a pothead have an intelligent conversation about economic policy, foreign policy, etc. Yet they go vote. Terrible.

Pedro
Pedro

Heartbreaking loss… (sparks up a huge cone-shaped spliff)… but still, no water will put out my fire… Burn on my fellow free minded brethren!!! Let's all blast "World Hold On" holding hands dancing in the streets!!!!!!

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