Pro-marijuana activists say their best hope lies far from Capitol Hill — 3,000 miles away.
On Nov. 2, California voters will decide whether to legalize the growth, sale and consumption of marijuana.
National advocacy groups have pounced on the ballot initiative, called Proposition 19, arguing that it could be a game-changer in the stalemated national debate.
“If the world doesn’t crack open and the state doesn’t explode, I think that will make other states more comfortable with legalization,” said Jane Hamsher, an advisor on the Just Say Now national campaign to legalize pot.
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