Proponents of Proposition 19 argue that it would help with California's budget shortfall, cut off funding to violent drug cartels, and redirect law enforcement resources to more dangerous crime, while opponents claim that its gaps and flaws will have serious unintended consequences on public safety, workplaces, and federal funding. As of October 2010, even if the proposition is passed, the sale of marijuana will remain illegal under federal law via the Controlled Substances Act.
Here's a recent The Young Turks episode where they discuss the proposition.
An older video clip talking about the losses that Mom&Pop growers
may suffer due to the "Walmartization" of Weed.
Stay tuned for more information concerning Proposition 19 and the decriminalization of marijuana in the upcoming days.