Californians to vote on pot legalization to fix the budget - Mar. 25, 2010 Seems that there have been more than enough signatures collected to put on the ballot in Nov. It'll be taxed and regulated like alcohol. It's estimated to bring in $1.3B in taxes That's a lot of money. The smell of pot has always made me want to vomit. But if someone else wants to use it not near me that's fine. I've always thought legalizing it and taxing the hell out of it like the other "sin taxes" would be better than having it prohibited. We all know how well Alcohol Prohibition worked. I just wonder how much of the drug trade will migrate from the illegal to legal venues if it manages to pass. I'm sure there will be all sorts of new farming opportunities, people will be growing it before they grow tomatoes in the backyard. Long article about the increasing legalization of cannabis. Did you know there are FOUR people in the entire US who the federal government SUPPLIES with marijuana? Ironically it's supplied by the National Institute of Drug Abuse. If it does pass and is legalized it'll be interesting to see how the states rights vs federal government issue will be settled. I wonder if some cotton farmers would switch to hemp and make the original blue jeans of old. Since the law would make growing cannabis legal. There are some varieties of cannabis that couldn't get you high if you smoked a truckload of it, but it is still illegal to grow because it is the cannabis plant.