The Sacramento Bee
By Marcos Breton
…Is California ready for the regulatory, social and health consequences of [legalizing marijuana]? No.
Is the state prepared to cope with marijuana operations propagating in poor neighborhoods? Or with emergency rooms flooding with knuckleheads freaking out after eating one cannabis-spiked brownie too many? Or with more stoned people getting behind the steering wheel?
No, no and no.
California is not ready for any of this, which is why I’m voting no on Proposition 64. But according to polls, those of us on the “no” side are in the minority.