Yes on Prop 19 Winning 52%-36%; Majority Supports Legalizing Marijuana

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  1. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    Proposition 19, which would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana for adults over 21 years old, is currently winning by a wide margin among California voters according to a new PPP poll. The measure is supported by 52% of voters while opposed by only 36%.

    Prop 19 PPP (7/23-25)
    Support 52%
    Oppose 36%
    Not Sure 12%

    This is the largest margin of support we have seen from recent polling on Prop 19. Interestingly, the poll found support among African Americans to be extremely high. From PPP blog:

    Those are surprisingly high numbers among African Americans. A SurveyUSA poll from earlier this month had African Americans on average about as likely to support Prop 19 as whites. Significantly, a small percentage of African Americans said they were certain to oppose it.

    Both this PPP Poll and the SurveyUSA poll directly contradict a Field Poll (PDF) which had African Americans dramatically less supportive of Prop 19 than whites in California. It would seem that there is a problem accurately gauging support for Prop 19 among the African American community. This might be due to the taboo nature of this specific policy issue resulting from the government spending huge amounts of money on anti-marijuana propaganda for decades. It is possible that African Americans, and possibly other ethnic groups, don’t feel comfortable telling pollsters their actual position on legalizing cannabis.

    Plurality of American adults supports legalizing marijuana.

    In addition, there is more good news about support for marijuana legalization from Rasmussen Reports. For the first time, their poll of all American adults has a plurality supporting legalization: 43% think marijuana should be legalized while 42% think it should remain illegal. That is a significant improvement from a similar Rasmussen poll just a little over a year ago, which found 41% supporting legalization and 49% opposed. It is possible that Prop 19, by bringing the debate to the forefront, is starting to noticeably move national opinions by forcing people to take some time to actually think about the issue.

    The most interesting part of the Rasmussen poll is that a solid majority thinks legalization is a real possibility in the relatively short term.

    It is important to point out that the subset of American adults who actually vote tends to be older and less supportive of legalization than the general public, so we probably have not yet reached the point where a plurality of the all important “likely voters” supports legalization, but at the current rate that point could be reached soon.


    http://elections.firedoglake.com/20...36-us-majority-supports-legalizing-marijuana/

    I hope this shit passes.. Might just consider moving out to Cali.
     
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    hahaha ^^^

    i need american citizenship if that happens tbh.
     
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    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    Can't wait to see the day when it passes nationally.
     
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    california would be the like amsterdam just with better weather and beaches, would definetly consider a trip over there if it did
     
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    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    Don't worry, you wont!
     
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    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    If they put it to a vote today I'd bet it would pass nationally. There is not much opposition to pot in the States, even my grandmother thinks it should be legal.
     
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    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    DJ Spliff Never Enuff Vinyl

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    Don't rain on my parade man. :(
     
  10. Dagz

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    They wont Legalize Marijuana drug dealers wont make any money and it would bring about a world war.
     
  11. Joey AdhD

    Joey AdhD sweaty scouser

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    this is gonna make americans even fatter due to mass munchies, KFC is gonna rake it in...
     
  12. SmallVictoriez

    SmallVictoriez Teen Pop Sensation

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    This "they" character you keep going on about.. The proposition is being put to a public vote.

    Meaning no offense of course.

    Yes, yes they will.
     
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    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    Its a cheery thought, however look at our governments. Do you actually trust these people to do anything good at all? They probably charge their family admission at christmas dinner.

    The reason why California is even considering it is to avoid bankruptcy. Legalization of Alcohol was what brought us out of the depression in the 1930's, its just a little bit of history repeating.

     
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    Exactley why they should leagalize pot.
     
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  15. dose.bs1

    dose.bs1 THE DADDY

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    I agree, but I still don't think a damn thing would change.

    People know the score, I remember when professor nut was tellin how ecstasy and lsd et etc was just as safe as riding a hourse or summit like that. Didnt change a thing, they are probably looking at making hourse riding illegal though