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say it aint so: craft beer distributors support prohibition


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Rustyham 1722:102
Why would it say that supporting Proposition 19 is supporting Prohibitions when they donated money opposing it?

Is it just me or does that article make no sense? Like, M.C. Escher levels or nonsensicalness.
9/19/2010 1:07:23 PM

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Mora2000 5664:99
Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana, so they are opposing the measure (or put another way, supporting keeping marijuana illegal). They are for the continued prohibition of marijuana.

Originally posted by Rustyham
Why would it say that supporting Proposition 19 is supporting Prohibitions when they donated money opposing it?

Is it just me or does that article make no sense? Like, M.C. Escher levels or nonsensicalness.
9/19/2010 1:37:23 PM

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Rustyham 1722:102
Originally posted by Mora2000
Proposition 19 would legalize marijuana, so they are opposing the measure (or put another way, supporting keeping marijuana illegal). They are for the continued prohibition of marijuana.

Originally posted by Rustyham
Why would it say that supporting Proposition 19 is supporting Prohibitions when they donated money opposing it?

Is it just me or does that article make no sense? Like, M.C. Escher levels or nonsensicalness.




No, because it says "Whatever your personal feelings on marijuana, supporting Proposition 19 is supporting prohibition..."

How is that possible when Prop. 19 legalizes marijuana?
9/19/2010 1:55:22 PM

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temporrari 381:12
Originally posted by Rustyham
No, because it says "Whatever your personal feelings on marijuana, supporting Proposition 19 is supporting prohibition..."

How is that possible when Prop. 19 legalizes marijuana?


That part was written by joet and is not part of the article. Itís clear that he simply mistyped that, and he actually means the opposite of what he wrote.
9/19/2010 5:26:07 PM

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joet 2162:91
Posted at reddit, which was my source.

http://www.reddit.com/r/beer/comments/dg4su/stone_brewings_greg_koch_replies_to_california/

ps. temporrari, yes my mistake
9/19/2010 6:48:13 PM

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DerWeg 1493:38
I guess if oil companies could help make bicycles illegal, they would in their own self-interest try to do just that. Look at companies like Firestone which were part of buying the original LA Transit system - they took it over just so they could shut it down.

Not to advocate the recreational use of marijuana - I canít - but I really feel our social stance on any drug (pot, alcohol, nicotine) tends to be hypocritical and to always betray ulterior motives. Public health seems secondary.

I mean, really - breweries opposing the legal use of pot?

Besides, driving pot underground encourages the trafficking and selling of much harder drugs, because they yield more profits for about the same trouble (and often the same legal risk.)

Legalize/control pot, and we undermine the illicit drug trade. Oops did I just advocate pot? Well I donít suggest inhaling it...
9/19/2010 6:56:39 PM

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otakuden 1783:
Originally posted by TheArrogantBastard
Stone is not a part of this. This caught us off guard. We are merely a non-voting Allied Member of this trade group (CA Beer & Beverage Distributors aka CBBD). As such, Stone Brewing does not / cannot participate in the political action decisions of the CBBD.

The organization that most directly represents the political interests of the Stone Brewing Co. is the California Small Brewers Association (CSBA), and the CSBA organization does not make a habit of chiming in, one way or the other, on non-beer related political issues. Same for the Stone Brewing Co...weíre not political animals and we prefer to keep it that way.

We regret that it has been inferred that Stone is associated with this decision of the CBBD, as quite simply, we are not.

-Greg.
Stone Brewing Co.



thanks for clarifying and chiming in
9/19/2010 8:24:52 PM

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joet 2162:91
Originally posted by joet
Posted at reddit, which was my source.

http://www.reddit.com/r/beer/comments/dg4su/stone_brewings_greg_koch_replies_to_california/

ps. temporrari, yes my mistake



Thanks for chiming in Greg!
9/20/2010 12:38:05 AM

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bhops 428:37
craft breweries should just get into the pot business.
9/20/2010 8:47:24 AM

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NobleSquirrel 3437:209
Originally posted by bhops
craft breweries should just get into the pot business.


Especially if it subsidizes making more and better beers
9/20/2010 9:00:21 AM

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