“We got the idea from our good friends in the pornography business, actually,” says Prop 64 organizer Billy Bongwater.
“Remember when all those porn sites blocked access to California IP addresses in order to raise awareness of Proposition D? The one that would require wood-wilting condoms for all professional porn shoots in the state? This is sort of like that. We’re closing down for election day, and in so doing, we’re asking our customers who already have legal access to weed to please think of all the wannabe stoners out there who don’t have the time or energy to go to a doctor and ask for a medical marijuana prescription. Who are stuck at home on their couches playing Playstation and dreaming of the day when they can just grow their own, or better still, pop down to 7-Eleven and pick up a gram along with their microwave burritos. Hopefully, going without for a day will inspire our regulars to think of the community at large and not just their own jones. Plus, if they’re not high, they’re less likely to forget — or decide against — voting altogether.”