As I’ve said before, you don’t make something legal solely for budgetary reasons. The California budget shortfall is the only reason the politicians there can allow this bill to even be discussed.
According to the LA Times
A proposal to legalize and tax marijuana in California was approved by a key committee of the Assembly … The Public Safety Committee voted 4-3 to approve AB 390 by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), who said the bill would provide tax revenue to the state and regulation of the drug.
In any event, what happens if one state legalizes a portable substance that is seriously illegal everywhere else. Would I be able to get past airport security carrying a few joints? What if I wanted to fly just from L.A. to San Francisco? How much weed grown in California will end up in the rest of the country when you don’t have to smuggle through Customs at the border?
So everybody get ready, California is getting pimped out and starting to kneel. What else will they get out of her before the economy comes back? I hear there may be good money to be made in a reality show called The Running Man