The Corner

Prop 19 Is Not Going to Make It

So sayeth the wise men. You’d think a state that just reelected Jerry Brown would be ready to go in whole-hog on the pot-legalization thing, but, no.

Backers of the initiative said their polls showed it behind but within the margin of error right up until Election Day, but with support waning. Why? Maybe it’s a casualty of the Age of Austerity, though California certainly could have chosen more apt targets: Senator Boxer, for instance.

So California can go scraping around looking for money to interdict, try and lock up a bunch of harmless marijuana smokers, and continue for the indefinite future to needlessly impose politics on what should be a private matter. That and Harry Reid winning are the worst parts of the night, in my view.

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