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The debate on how to handle California ballot initiatives

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SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 5:   Stickers that say "I Voted" in English, Spanish and Chinese are seen at a polling place February 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Voters in 24 states head to the polls today in the U.S. presidential election's biggest primary day, Super Tuesday.  (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Stickers that say "I Voted" in English, Spanish and Chinese are seen at a polling place February 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Voters in 24 states head to the polls today in the U.S. presidential election's biggest primary day, Super Tuesday.

The ballot initiative process, by which the voters themselves can force a public vote on an issue, is used extensively in California. Prop 8, which opposed same sex marriage, was one such ballot initiative. But the fact that it was overturned has raised some questions about how those initiatives are defended and upheld.

Pot is only one of many initiatives that could end up on the November ballot.

The ballot initiative process, by which the voters themselves can force a public vote on an issue, is used extensively in California. Prop 8, which opposed same sex marriage, was one such ballot initiative. But the fact that it was overturned has raised some questions about how those initiatives are defended and upheld.

John Myers, political editor for the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, joins the show with more. 

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