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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:06 PM

Colorado MJ Legalization (Amendment 64) Poll Shows Likely Win

http://blog.norml.org/2012/10/25/12-days-to-go-latest-poll-shows-colorados-amendment-64-to-regulate-marijuana-gaining-support/

Amendment 64 "looks to be marching its way towards victory on November 6th."

Public Policy Polling surveyed 904 likely voters in Colorado from October 23rd to 25th and found they support Amendment 64 by 53%. Only 43% were opposed and the number of undecideds has shrunk to 5%. The bump in support can be, in part, thanks to the closing of the gender gap, Women now support A64 by a margin of 50% to 46%.

Previous data, released last week by the Denver Post, had Amendment 64 holding onto a small lead, with 48% in support, 43% opposed, and 9% still undecided. It appears that the current campaign media blitz, including two television advertisements and a radio ad featuring Melissa Etheridge, may be having the desired effect. The number of undecided voters continues to dwindle and they look to be breaking in our favor.

Don’t take this victory for granted, this will still be a very close race come Election Day. Do your part to help us make Colorado the first state to re-legalize marijuana by participating in our online phone banking program. You can use the official Yes on 64 phone banking website from anywhere in the country and dial Colorado voters in support of Amendment 64. Each call can mean the difference between a ‘no’ or a ‘yes’ vote or the difference between staying home and going to the polls.


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Reply Colorado MJ Legalization (Amendment 64) Poll Shows Likely Win (Original post)
RainDog Oct 2012 OP
Panasonic Oct 2012 #1
TeamPooka Oct 2012 #2
RainDog Oct 2012 #3
Buddyblazon Oct 2012 #12
marlakay Oct 2012 #14
blazeKing Oct 2012 #16
Warren DeMontague Oct 2012 #4
RainDog Oct 2012 #8
Panasonic Oct 2012 #5
Logical Oct 2012 #6
Logical Oct 2012 #7
RainDog Oct 2012 #9
Logical Oct 2012 #10
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #11
RainDog Oct 2012 #13
blazeKing Oct 2012 #15
RainDog Oct 2012 #17
Panasonic Oct 2012 #18
RainDog Oct 2012 #19
Panasonic Oct 2012 #20
RainDog Oct 2012 #21

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:07 PM

1. I'm among the voter that is going to vote for Amendment 64.

 

This is the model legislation that _ALL_ states should follow.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:15 PM

2. k&R

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:26 PM

3. I hope Colorado leads the way!

I agree that they seem to have done a better job of writing the legislation than CA did.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:19 PM

12. Actually...it's not.

We went and talked to a cannabis lawyer...one of the guys who helped craft the legislation.

Really...this is kind of a handout to the big business dispensary owners. The legislation clearly states that the board that will decide whether someone gets their pot license (the equivalent of a liquor license) will use as their primary consideration whether or not you already own a dispensary or major licensed grow.

It's a way for the big guys to get in first and squeeze out any little guy looking to get into the game.

I did vote for it...but I was holding my nose when I did.

Plus...he didn't think it would pass...even with the current polling.

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Response to Buddyblazon (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:09 PM

14. I am voting here in wa for it

Its not a perfect law but I figure we need to make a start in all the states. My husband has a card,I don't smoke but want it legal.

I think sending eople to prison for it is shameful for our country and hypocritical.

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Response to Buddyblazon (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:16 PM

16. It can be amended

 

I think it's more about the message it sends than the language itself.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. EXCELLENT.

I'm hoping WA and OR pass similar measures. I think WA has a good chance, OR is iffy.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:47 PM

8. yep

hope it happens.

also hope you're doing well.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:42 PM

5. On my way home from Cherry Creek Mall - I happen to come across a Rmoney/RAyn sign but with

 

pro Amendment 64 sign.

That means cannabis can go above the political bickering and get everyone what is needed.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:46 PM

6. Wow, that is good news!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:47 PM

7. Will it be legal for non-residents? Or just residents?

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Response to Logical (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:50 PM

9. here's the "Yes on 64" website

http://www.regulatemarijuana.org/

they have the amendment language there.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:56 PM

10. Thanks!

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:04 PM

11. CO , you can change the world

Stick a dagger in the heart of the war on drugs. You learned well from California's mistake. Now just finish the job ! Do you all understand how much power you have in your own hands. And your economy will explode to boot !

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:58 PM

13. great post

yes.

let's change the world. - the entire world follows U.S. drug policy guidelines.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:13 PM

15. It will still be VERY CLOSE I predict

 

Prohibition will not fall easily. But this is the state that first stopped alcohol prohibition.

Please Colorado, do the right thing! This doesn't just effect Colorado it effects the entire nation...including those in jail right now who should be with their families. It sends a message to the feds that it's over..give up, it's over.

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Response to blazeKing (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:20 AM

17. I didn't know Colorado was the first to overturn prohibition!

how fitting would it be for Colorado to be the first state to just say no to the stupid drug war.

when (I said, hopefully) this passes, that will just be the start of forcing the fed's hand on this issue. they really, really have nothing to stand on for current scheduling.

Then, of course, there's the ASA appeal to the DC District Court of Appeals to reconsider current scheduling. That needs to happen now. No matter what.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:12 AM

18. I happen to know that my parents are favoring it.

 

They know I'm a MMJ patient, and can see the difference, really.

They even conceded even in the '60s when weed was plentiful in Boulder as a college students, they have never tried it, but know the difference.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #18)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:00 PM

19. How has mmj benefited you?

I know people who have had excellent outcomes using mmj for MS, nausea from other health problems, and arthritis.

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Response to RainDog (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:04 PM

20. I have a chronic back spasms which frequently flare when I stand up too long.

 

Doing that has actually reduced the pain and can stand a bit longer. MMJ Dr keeps recommending PT and pot - believe me, I've tried PT and it doesn't really help - I think I have spinal stenosis - because my father has the same condition.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #20)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:30 PM

21. It really does help with pain

in pretty amazing ways, considering it does not have the potential to create the same problems as opioids.

I have a friend who is a musician who got arthritis in his 30s. MJ helps him, physically, to use his hands.

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