I was reading up on articles related to this for weeks and noticed that these groups of people who wanted it passed were all in a age of 18-35. I have never seen so many young people trying to get votes for a bill to be passed. Seems there are alot of young people in California smoking weed for "medical" reasons. California Voters Reject Legalization of Marijuana The Associated Press | November 03, 2010 | 01:07 AM EDT California voters said no thanks to a ballot initiative that would have made it the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use and sales. Proposition 19, rejected Tuesday, would have made it legal for adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, smoke the drug in nonpublic places and grow it in private plots. The proposed law also would have authorized local governments to permit commercial pot cultivation and sales. Proponents pitched the measure as a source of tax revenue and a sensible experiment for reducing marijuana-related arrests and crime.