Those of you who speak German may be interested in this article on Proposition 19 in Der Spiegel.
UPDATE 6 OCTOBER 2010, also in German, here is a Swiss perspective from NZZ.
One question the foreign press often asks me is whether the passage of Proposition 19 would violate the US’s responsibilities as a signatory of UN drug control treaties. I am not 100% sure about this, but I believe the answer is no. Most UN treaties give an out to countries like Germany and the U.S. that are federated, saying that the treaty applies only to federal-level policy commitments (If an RBCer has definitive information on this, please post). It doesn’t mean that UNODC won’t lambaste the Obama Administration if Proposition 19 passes — it will and that will be a foreign policy headache — but I am pretty sure the fight would be over the spirit of the treaties rather than the letter.