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Brian Doherty Explains The Failure of Prop 19 and What it Means for the Future of Pot Legalization

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In the 2010 election, California voters rejected Proposition 19, which would have legalized the possession and sale of marijuana in the state.

Reason Senior Editor Brian Doherty explains to Reason.tv why Prop. 19 lost, and says that despite electoral defeat, the proposition actually resulted in a number of victories for the legalization movement. Doherty also explains why he believes legalization is inevitable in the next four to six years.

Approximately 5 minutes. Produced by Zach Weissmueller and Alex Manning. Edited by Manning.

Related article: "It's No Longer a Matter of If, It's a Matter of When" Staying high on marijuana legalization after the defeat of Proposition 19

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