Proposition 19 (California, 2010)

It's time to legalize and regulate marijuana in California. Yes on Proposition 64.

It's time to legalize and regulate marijuana in California. Yes on Proposition 64.

Six years ago California voters were asked to make recreational marijuana legal under state law and they declined to do so. But the close decision — 46% voted “yes” on Proposition 19 — suggested that the battle was not yet over. At that time, The Times opposed Proposition 19 not because legalization was necessarily a bad idea, but because it was a poorly drafted mess that would have created a regulatory nightmare. 

In the years since, a lot has changed. Four states, starting with Colorado and Washington, have legalized...

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