Prop 19 is the legalization of marijuana, which would allow people to have a small portion of the drug for personal consumption. With millions of dollars heading to Mexico in the illegal drug trade, the hope is that the state of California will benefit from a new tax base.
The prop 19 poll isn't favorable, but it opened up a dialogue. Could it be that a drug will become legal in the foreseeable future?
Prop 19 got national attention, although not much money was spent on its campaign. Perhaps that's the reason why the Prop 19 poll & status aren't favorable?