Pot Legalization; Just a Matter of When?
California is known for breaking ground and being a forward-thinking state compared to the rest of our relatively conservative country. New things are discovered in California- the land of innovation. Passing Proposition 19 would mean that adults could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana and legally be allowed to grow marijuana for their own personal use. California's government could regulate and license marijuana use as well. While the attempt at reform did better than any other past reforms, it still did not pass.
It is starting to look like reform is shifting to the Northeast now. Maine and Rhode Island are creating a dispensary system and Massachusetts decriminalized marijuana in 2008. New Jersey is creating dispensaries. However, despite the Big Apple's liberal reputation, the city has more petty pot busts per year than any other American city.
So, where will Pot strike next? Stay tuned to find out! When will the Midwest and South come around?