to help solve the budget crisis.
All I can say is . Not because I give a chit about what people put in their body, but because I think it will actually backfire. Every tom, dick and harry from OR, WA, NY, HI and other places and countries will flock here to setup shop. Can you imagine being the first state to wholesale legalize pot? How would they enforce taxation on people that grow it themselves?
The influx of people would probably collapse the already overburdened infrastructure. Not to mention all the new head/culture shops. It'd be like Starbucks-- on every corner.
No, probably wouldn't be that extreme but it'd eventually be on par with Amsterdam. Then undoubtedly, other, more "lenient" states would follow suit. The seediness that much of the "pot" culture breeds would be enough to send the rest of us packing.