Prop. 19 backers plan new marijuana legalization effort

Supporters begin laying the groundwork for a new ballot initiative in 2012 after Tuesday's 54%-46% loss. Voters in 10 cities approve taxes on sales of medical and recreational pot.
John Hoeffel
Los Angeles Times (US)
Thursday, November 4, 2010

Supporters of legalizing marijuana in California spent the day after the election laying the groundwork to rebound from their 54%-to-46% defeat and return to the ballot in two years. "We have a debate that was just heard around the world, and the conversation has only just begun," said Dale Sky Jones, a spokeswoman for the Proposition 19 campaign. Although California voters did not buy the argument that marijuana should be legalized like alcohol, many agreed that it should be taxed like it. Voters in 10 cities overwhelmingly approved taxes on sales of medical and recreational pot.