" if it passes that we will be on an accelerated path"
Perhaps, but I'm not convinced of that. Too much potential for legal confusion, federal retaliation and misdirection by the feds and anti-marijuana zealots in positions of responsibility in municipal govts, who will certainly obstruct the implementation of Prop 19 by invoking the "save the children" rap that Prop 19 sings along with to a degree, by perpetuating the myth of "danger" associated with Cannabis use. How many Cannabis-smoking/growing parents will be exposed to losing their kids if Prop 19 passes?
Prop 19: Maintenance and addition of criminal and civil penalties
"Maintains existing laws against selling drugs to a minor and driving under the influence.
Maintains an employer's right to address consumption of marijuana that affects an employee's job performance.
Maintains existing laws against interstate or international transportation of marijuana.
Every person 18 years of age or older who hires, employs, or uses a minor in transporting, carrying, selling, giving away marijuana, or knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone under the age of 14, shall be imprisoned in state prison for a period of three, five, or seven years.
Every person 18 years of age or older who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone older than the age of 14 but younger than 18, shall be imprisoned in the state prison for a period of three, four, or five years.
Every person 21 years of age or older who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone older than the age of 18 but younger than 21, shall be imprisoned in county jail for up to six months and fined up to $1,000 per offense.
Any person who is licensed, permitted, or authorized to sell marijuana, who knowingly sells or gives away marijuana to someone under the age of 21 results in them being banned from owning, operating, or being employed by a licensed marijuana establishment for one year. "
That's not "legalization." It's a sucker-punch.