Prop 19 Loses While Californians Resoundingly Endorse Local Pot Taxes, Regulation

‘Don’t stop believin’ was the message from Prop 19 creator Richard Lee of Oakland after the initiative to tax and regulate pot lost by around 540,000 votes, 46 percent to 53 percent Tuesday night. About 3.3 million Californians voted for the measure, 3.9 million didn’t. But Prop 19 is widely considered to have elevated the discussion about the nation’s drug war to unprecedented levels, Lee said.

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