Polls show California voters may well approve Proposition 19, which would make marijuana legal in the state. Costs and benefits are hotly debated by both sides.
Marijuana advocacy groups heralded Wednesday's news, but the path to marijuana legalization could be difficult, say opponents and legal experts.
The new Ford Police interceptor will replace the Crown Victoria-based police car at the end of 2011.
Polls suggest increased support for decriminalizing and taxing the drug, but policy may not change soon.