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Sunday, September 26, 2010

California Pot Watch

Posted by on Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Well shit howdy:

In a dramatic shift of sentiment, nearly half of California's likely voters now want to legalize marijuana use in the state, according to a new Field Poll.

"The numbers have flipped (on Proposition 19) since our July poll," said Mark DiCamillo, the poll's director. "That's a major change in the direction of public feelings on legalizing marijuana." [...]

Forty-nine percent of those likely voters now support Prop. 19, with 42 percent opposed. In a July poll, 48 percent of those surveyed planned to vote against the ballot initiative, with 44 percent backing legalization.


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Max Solomon 1
think a california with whitman in sacremento, and fiorina in DC, would actually allow enactment and legalization? i have my doubts.
Posted by Max Solomon on September 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM · Report this
The Max 2
Surely Fiorina's going down? I can't believe even CA voters would vote that incompetent turd a US Senate seat.
Posted by The Max on September 26, 2010 at 10:16 AM · Report this
Cory 3
I like to think that Fiorina won't win and that pot will pass... Meg Whitman basically spent her way to the top.

We shall see, we shall see.
Posted by Cory on September 26, 2010 at 10:20 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
The Dems are ahead in both races right now. But it's close. Really close.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on September 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM · Report this
The most recent polls show both Boxer and Brown ahead and expanding their leads, now that CA voters are paying attention.

Support for pot legalization is far understated. How many people are declining to answer "Yes" to unknown pollsters calling out of the blue? As they are hearing more of their friends, families, and neighbors openly support legalization, the numbers will grow. Proposition 19 will attract many Dem leaning voters who would otherwise stay home.
East Coast pundits and Democratic Party strategists underestimate how much of a winner medical marijuana and legalization are in the West. Even when it loses, thousands of new or infrequent Dem voters show up. The next time the issue is brought up, they feel stronger. Thousands become used to the idea in the meantime and realize it's not the doomsday predicted by opponents. (I think the same is happening with gay marriage and rights)
Posted by SoSea Resident on September 26, 2010 at 11:34 AM · Report this
No jobs.

All that free time.

10:32 am

Light up a joint and put in a Netflix.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on September 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM · Report this
john t 7
Last time I went to California and visited my 87-year-old grandmother, a very middle-of-the-road type lady who grew up on a farm in the midwest, somehow the topic of conversation came around to marijuana legalization. I can't imagine she has ever smoked a joint in her life, but she recognizes that legalization is inevitable and pragmatically thinks it's a good idea since she can see that prohibition causes more problems than it prevents (I didn't ask if she came to this conclusion after my cousin, her grandson, burned down his dorm room trying to grow hydroponic in his closet and got expelled from the university). She also reads the newspaper and is smart enough to figure out that the marijuana industry is the only thing keeping the local economy afloat where she lives.
Posted by john t on September 26, 2010 at 2:19 PM · Report this
The Max 8
I remember seeing Jerry Brown led around by a leash attached to his PA by a stunningly beautiful Mexican-American Maiden in a silver corset decorated with black octopus tentacles on a bad night in Sacremento some several years ago.
Posted by The Max on September 26, 2010 at 2:31 PM · Report this

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