Legalize-marijuana measure loses in California

Gregory Lyons, a volunteer with the campaign to legalize marijuana, calls voters from an Oakland, Calif., phone bank shortly before polls close on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, in Oakland, Calif. If passed, Proposition 19 would let adults possess up to an ounce of pot, consume it in nonpublic places as long as no children were present and grow it in small private plots. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

November 3, 2010 5:34:24 AM PDT
Californians heeded warnings of legal chaos and other dangers and rejected a ballot measure Tuesday that would have made their state the first to legalize marijuana for recreational use.