With New York lawmakers considering medical marijuana, California voters this fall will vote on a referendum to make the weed totally legal.
That would put the Golden State on the way to Cheech and Chong Nation and raises the issue of whether the expensive and intrusive War on Drugs is really worth it.
Despite generations of War, the results are dubious and a large swath of the population just doesn't see anything intrinsicly wrong with marijuana.
New York may be on that path with medical pot.
Polls are now split and the biggest proponents of continued prosecution of marijuana cases are those with an interest in the War....That would be government, police, prosecutors, prisons, counselors and lawyers.
Initiative to legalize marijuana qualifies for November ballot L.A. NOW Los Angeles Times