I read that article, or an article about the same thing. They interviewed some of the voters, and one of them said something about the reason that he voted against legalizing pot is because he thought it was like saying it was okay. The centers for heroin addicts are meant as a rehabilitation clinic to get them away from a self-destructive addiction and get them into doing something worthwhile. Legalizing pot, as it was in the bill, was just like saying it was cool to burn a j, and he wasn't okay with that. Also, I think in the article it mentioned that they were two separate bills to vote on.
I'm not impressed with the decision to give heroin addicts heroin until they get better. It just seems like a bad practice. I can create some good arguments for legalizing pot, but I wouldn't really care to. I don't think that we need more mind-altering substances for recreational use just because. However, if you were to legalize all the drugs and then tax them and enforce, dare I say, quality control, then I think a lot of issues would be solved and the War on Drugs could be won a lot more easily because you'd be destroying the profit margins of the drug dealers.