From the AP, via Huffington Post:
Marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to get as many as three pot-legalization measures on the ballot in 2010 in California, setting up what could be a groundbreaking clash with the federal government over U.S. drug policy.
At least one poll shows voters would support lifting the pot prohibition, which would make the state of more than 38 million the first in the nation to legalize marijuana.
I think marijuana legalization is pretty much inevitable at this point, with California being the first in the pool. Why? Because Americans have been convinced that all taxes are bad, but don't want to lose the services that taxes fund. Enter the weed: something that can be taxed, and taxed a lot, because everyone loves a sin tax.