It didn't surprise me that Prop 19 lost. I'm still amazed that it did so well and was taken so seriously. A lot of progress has been made over the past 10 years. I suppose only history will tell if we'll look back on this as the high point (there was really no pun intended when I first wrote that) or whether it's just a step down the path toward a better drug policy.
Meanwhile, another secret tunnel was found from Mexico. It included 25 tons of the maryjane. English Aljazeera reports. And that's on top of the 134 tons the other week.
I say this in my best whiny Mike Bloomberg voice: "People, it's the tunnels that make us less safe, not the drugs." I don't want people building tunnels under the border. But they will as long as we keep building walls on top of them and fighting "wars" against things and people from Mexico.
Here's a good story in the Christian Science Monitor on the tunnel and one on the Latin American leaders and the failure of Prop 19. Here's a good quote: "The two presidents who have come out strongly against legalization [in Mexico and Columbia] are presidents who have received a combined total of nearly $9 billion from the United States government."