I thought long and hard about proposition 19 (The legalisation and government control of marijuana) before I voted against it. Mostly my philosophy in life is to leave people alone - except the really crazy ones, and they should be locked up, of course. But for the rest of us, I think there is too much meddling in our affairs and we should be left alone, particularly if we want to smoke the odd "doobie."
I do have some other commercial thoughts on this matter however. So far the marketing of marijuana seems to be doing quite well. Most people seem to know how to get hold of the stuff and there is an excellent distribution network in place. Now why would we want to hand all this private enterprise over to the government to run. And what about all the current small businessmen involved in the process. Heck, we even had a terrific farm up here in the mountains that was doing really well growing it until the Feds flew in in helicopters and destroyed it all. Finally of course, if dope becomes legal, what's going to happen to all those correction officers entrusted with looking after their temporary guests. No, let's keep the government out of it. It seems to be doing well on its own.