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Marijuana Will be Back on 2012 Ballot, Says Prop 19 Campaign

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Oaksterdam University's Richard Lee, the author of the failed ballot proposition that would have legalized marijuana, says an initiative to legalize marijuana will be once again voted on during the 2012 election. "We just need to do some research and see why people voted 'no,'" he told the Sacramento Bee. "We did get more votes than (gubernatorial candidate) Meg Whitman. And she spent more than $140 million. We need to look at the bright side." Prop 19 lost 54% to 46%. Although Lee exhausted his savings on it, he said the next time donors will come in earlier. "We will be coming back, stronger than ever," he said.