I would characterize Prop. 19 as a "victorious defeat." A whopping 46.2% of the electorate in California voted to legalize marijuana - a truly gargantuan base upon which to build a later victory. Nobody who voted for legalization this time around is going to vote against it next time, so it only takes a 3.8% shift to happen. The issue has just become a lot more mainstream - and will only continue to do so over time.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
An extremely disappointing loss. It had as good of a shot in California as anywhere to get enacted, doubly so due to their financial situation. And hopefully it would've started a slow wave of legalization across the board. Hopefully this is tried again in a few years and comes up with better success.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
I'm glad prop 19 failed. Weed should be kept illegal and enforcement of its illegal status should not be taken so laxly.
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
Pot is defeated by old people that don't understand it that think you howl at the moon and need poison control if you come in contact with it--again. Obama hypocritically takes the same stance the Bush administration had on it. It's ok, within our lifetime pot will be legalized, (tax money which will be used to fund what remains of needed border patrol obviously) and pot, like other silly things that were issues a few decades ago like womens rights and everyones right to vote will just be another freedom.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan