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(California) Marijuana legalization measure gets big lift
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Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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.

The reversal came despite a total absence of paid advertising for either side. Neither supporters nor opponents of the measure have raised much money for the Prop. 19 campaign, so far relying on word-of-mouth and media coverage to get their stories out.

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  -(California) Marijuana legalization measure gets big lift Newsjock  Sep-26-10 07:15 AM   #0 
  - THIS IS REALLY, REALLY BAD!  pokercat999   Sep-26-10 07:45 AM   #1 
  - Can I just get some and go home?  Scuba   Sep-26-10 07:58 AM   #2 
  - That will just be ONE of many things to work out. Everybody and.........  pattmarty   Sep-26-10 08:55 AM   #6 
  - I would consider Portugal though n/t  robdogbucky   Sep-26-10 01:40 PM   #25 
  - We have a drug team here that's probably salivating at the prospect  Occulus   Sep-26-10 06:09 PM   #53 
  - We could start by legalizing Marijuana and putting a lot of these.............  pattmarty   Sep-27-10 09:43 AM   #84 
  - Yeah, our local Sherrif  Le Taz Hot   Sep-28-10 06:05 AM   #102 
  - Let's not overstate this presumed mass migration for pot  Trajan   Oct-09-10 10:48 AM   #114 
  - Just don't try to go home  ProudDad   Sep-27-10 08:51 PM   #97 
  - I know I would move...  Zephie   Sep-26-10 07:59 AM   #3 
  - Who's gonna know about your parrot?  Ter   Sep-26-10 02:20 PM   #30 
  - I actually considered it  Zephie   Sep-26-10 04:59 PM   #44 
     - Quaker parakeets are not good for the environment.  kurtzapril4   Sep-26-10 05:25 PM   #47 
  - I'm not so sure about the red states...the preacher will be out in  movonne   Sep-26-10 05:22 PM   #46 
  - Ferrets as well  quakerboy   Sep-28-10 12:19 AM   #99 
  - Yeah! I read that on the inner-tubes somewhere.  davidhilton   Sep-26-10 08:37 AM   #4 
  - Oh please... Just leave if you have those fears!  earcandle   Sep-26-10 10:27 AM   #9 
  - You forgot tourism. That will be a BIG boost to the economy  Merlot   Sep-26-10 06:23 PM   #56 
     - + 1. n/t  truedelphi   Sep-26-10 07:41 PM   #71 
  - you may be right...although  WhiteTara   Sep-26-10 10:39 AM   #11 
  - I want what you're smoking.  Betsy Ross   Sep-26-10 11:21 AM   #15 
  - LOL!  Odin2005   Sep-26-10 12:20 PM   #17 
  - Naw, South Carolina sucks so much it will balance things out.  alfredo   Sep-26-10 12:57 PM   #21 
  - Slow and easy now  LiberalLovinLug   Sep-26-10 03:42 PM   #36 
  - please please every pothead move.  Skink   Sep-26-10 05:29 PM   #51 
  - We will gladly take your potheads....if  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 07:03 PM   #65 
  - High five!  Le Taz Hot   Sep-28-10 06:10 AM   #103 
  - if we can quarantine all the fundamentalist idiots in Texas and put barbed wire around the state  RainDog   Sep-26-10 11:36 PM   #80 
  - Unfortunately, it's not just TX  lark   Oct-09-10 12:48 PM   #115 
  - 'potheads'. San Antonio would lose lots of peeps. Is that what you're hoping?  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-10-10 09:27 AM   #121 
  - Just for the slur of "pothead",  Occulus   Oct-10-10 07:57 PM   #126 
  - Yeah, all those losers  tabasco   Oct-11-10 04:11 PM   #132 
  - OMG!  Bigmack   Sep-26-10 06:36 PM   #60 
  - So I guess I better start buying a Big Big Boat.  truedelphi   Sep-26-10 07:40 PM   #70 
  - I vote this the funniest post on DU!!!!  SugarShack   Sep-26-10 09:13 PM   #77 
  - That will NOT happen, but  donheld   Sep-26-10 09:42 PM   #79 
  - Now that's funny. Thanks for my first laugh of the day  Daphne08   Sep-27-10 05:59 AM   #82 
  - Dirty hippies need a bath anyway  Winterblues   Sep-27-10 10:18 AM   #85 
  - This is GOOD!!! REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!!  ProudDad   Oct-08-10 12:52 PM   #110 
  - we could become the Amersterdam of America and get out of the recession with THC tourism  yurbud   Oct-08-10 05:54 PM   #111 
  - K&R!  Imagevision   Oct-10-10 03:21 AM   #118 
  - It will be like Okies coming here during the Dust Bowl days looking for the land of milk and honey  slackmaster   Oct-10-10 09:54 AM   #122 
  - lol n/t  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-10-10 08:32 PM   #127 
  - We'll have to organize an emergency pro legalization vote in New York!  PassingFair   Oct-11-10 03:51 PM   #131 
  - That's fine with me, I live on a Boat in the Pacific Ocean. NT  Devil_Fish   Oct-11-10 10:18 PM   #134 
  - This is what I will be watching for on Nov 2. We know already that........  pattmarty   Sep-26-10 08:49 AM   #5 
  - Reaction of the Feds if 19 passes -  jerseyjack   Sep-26-10 10:00 AM   #7 
  - I've always wanted to be  drmeow   Sep-26-10 02:18 PM   #29 
     - Which is why, unless you are a very good actor, that you never will be  eridani   Sep-26-10 06:16 PM   #54 
        - I once watched most of a jury panel dismissed  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 06:58 PM   #64 
  - and those repugs that take over will do everthing in their power  movonne   Sep-26-10 05:26 PM   #48 
  - A referendum is much harder to undo than legislation  JNelson6563   Sep-26-10 05:46 PM   #52 
  - What about prop 8? Looks like the judiciary is overturning that one  Merlot   Sep-26-10 06:25 PM   #58 
     - Well, that's unconstitutional.  JNelson6563   Sep-26-10 07:26 PM   #68 
  - Obama has already said he will  Le Taz Hot   Sep-28-10 06:16 AM   #104 
  - If dems would lose both houses the GOP might pass a resolution for the feds  hollowdweller   Oct-10-10 11:57 AM   #125 
  - so cant wait for this to happen  iamthebandfanman   Sep-26-10 10:22 AM   #8 
  - I've been one of those talking to everyone but I concentrate on the uses of hemp  lunatica   Sep-26-10 10:36 AM   #10 
  - i'm with ya there!  shanti   Sep-26-10 02:09 PM   #27 
     - Hemp is cannabis ruderalis.  Lance_Boyle   Sep-27-10 10:35 AM   #86 
     - didn't answer my question  shanti   Sep-27-10 01:11 PM   #94 
        - your question asked "just cannabis" and I clarified that hemp *is* cannabis. n/t  Lance_Boyle   Sep-27-10 01:24 PM   #95 
     - Prop 19 would legalize the production of industrial hemp. n/t  Mike Marble   Oct-08-10 12:38 PM   #107 
  - Good for them.  bitchkitty   Sep-26-10 10:39 AM   #12 
  - "Allows persons 21 years old to posses, cultivate & transport marijuana for personal use."  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 10:51 AM   #14 
  - Cool!  bitchkitty   Sep-27-10 03:57 AM   #81 
  - No free cannabis handed out at the California Welcome Centers?  Buns_of_Fire   Oct-11-10 03:31 PM   #130 
  - DIFI wrote the "against" article in the voter's guide.  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 10:40 AM   #13 
  - MADD are a bunch of dumbass prohibitionists.  Odin2005   Sep-26-10 12:26 PM   #18 
  - Agreed. I loathe MADD and all like-minded nanny staters  Kievan Rus   Sep-26-10 04:37 PM   #43 
  - If MADD is against legalization, they're mad....  Scuba   Sep-26-10 12:48 PM   #20 
  - There would still be accidents  pscot   Sep-26-10 07:52 PM   #73 
  - well fwiw  shanti   Sep-26-10 02:11 PM   #28 
  - It's supported by 49% of the voters.  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 03:19 PM   #34 
  - would you rather have carly fiorina?  shanti   Sep-26-10 05:26 PM   #49 
  - I hate having to make those kinds of choices.  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 07:18 PM   #67 
     - In this case it's not too much of a choice. If it was Feinstein/Fiorina............  pattmarty   Sep-27-10 09:36 AM   #83 
  - It's political suicide to go against big industry: liquor, beer, pharmaceuticals  Merlot   Sep-26-10 06:30 PM   #59 
  - They KNOW it's political suicide to come out in favor  jmowreader   Sep-26-10 07:47 PM   #72 
  - California elected officials who endorse P19/are not chicken shits:  Mike Marble   Oct-09-10 02:15 PM   #116 
  - Well, she didn't write the "against" opinion in the election guide.  krabigirl   Sep-27-10 12:07 PM   #92 
  - Isn't MADD the discredited organization whose head or founder or some such got a DUI? n/t  Occulus   Sep-26-10 06:16 PM   #55 
  - Di FI is an IDIOT.  Bennyboy   Sep-26-10 08:23 PM   #75 
  - Cannot wait until 2012 to hopefully vote DiFi out for good. She needs a strong primary challenger.  krabigirl   Sep-27-10 12:06 PM   #91 
     - She'll be 79 in 2012  Le Taz Hot   Sep-28-10 06:20 AM   #105 
  - Can we thank the Tea Baggers?  sofa king   Sep-26-10 11:23 AM   #16 
  - Are the Tea Baggers against legalization of pot?  -..__...   Sep-26-10 12:45 PM   #19 
     - They're not coherent enough to be libertarians.  sofa king   Sep-26-10 01:29 PM   #22 
     - no, not the current batch of theocrats. they love big govt. nt  krabigirl   Sep-27-10 12:09 PM   #93 
  - "despite a total absence of paid advertising for either side..."  robdogbucky   Sep-26-10 01:35 PM   #23 
  - DARE was shown to actually INCREASE drug use in communities that used it.  Occulus   Sep-26-10 06:23 PM   #57 
  - STONERS AGAINST Prop 19.  Bennyboy   Sep-26-10 01:38 PM   #24 
  - Bennyboy you sound like  robdogbucky   Sep-26-10 01:55 PM   #26 
  - If pot is a gateway drug, then  Jackpine Radical   Sep-26-10 02:42 PM   #31 
     - Then alcohol is also a gateway drug ....!!  defendandprotect   Sep-26-10 03:02 PM   #33 
        - I defy you to show me one hard drug user who didn't start  Jackpine Radical   Sep-26-10 03:24 PM   #35 
        - You're sure it's not drunken sperm ....???  defendandprotect   Sep-26-10 04:04 PM   #38 
        - and so is Coffee!  LiberalLovinLug   Sep-26-10 03:52 PM   #37 
  - micro breweries and budweiser co-exist  RainDog   Sep-26-10 06:45 PM   #62 
  - As a brewer....  Bennyboy   Sep-26-10 08:19 PM   #74 
     - so that justifies keeping cannabis/hemp illegal?  RainDog   Sep-26-10 09:19 PM   #78 
  - Stoners Against Prop 19 are the pot movement's Tea Partiers.  Mike Marble   Oct-08-10 12:42 PM   #108 
  - Imagine the numbers are higher and have always been higher ....  defendandprotect   Sep-26-10 02:49 PM   #32 
  - This prop makes things worse for medical cannabis patients  Duer 157099   Sep-26-10 04:14 PM   #39 
  - The acutal wording, I think, is "with minors present."  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 04:29 PM   #41 
  - I wonder why there isn't a law about taking Ambian "with minors present"?  Duer 157099   Sep-26-10 04:34 PM   #42 
  - feinstein  shanti   Sep-26-10 05:28 PM   #50 
     - Oh, yeah. IIRC, that was about candy-flavored meth  MindPilot   Sep-26-10 06:52 PM   #63 
  - this is not true. one of THE top marijuana attorneys addressed this issue.  RainDog   Sep-26-10 06:37 PM   #61 
  - Thanks, I will read that.  Duer 157099   Sep-26-10 07:08 PM   #66 
  - Not true. Read what Americans for Safe Access has to say.  Mike Marble   Oct-08-10 12:45 PM   #109 
  - Please stop spreading that Stoners Against Prop 19 bullshit.  Mike Marble   Oct-09-10 02:19 PM   #117 
  - Kiicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Sep-26-10 04:25 PM   #40 
  - I'm going to vote for it but I do wish  xxqqqzme   Sep-26-10 04:59 PM   #45 
  - Smoking drugs is illegal!!!!!  budkin   Sep-26-10 07:37 PM   #69 
  - tell that to the tobacco industry  shanti   Sep-26-10 08:36 PM   #76 
  - The big question is, what happens if this passes?  Freddie Stubbs   Sep-27-10 10:52 AM   #87 
  - well, first thing is that I light a big fat spliff sitting on my FRONT doorstep...  mike_c   Sep-27-10 11:02 AM   #88 
  - Nothing in terms of the feds.  musiclawyer   Sep-27-10 12:00 PM   #89 
  - Nothing in terms of the feds.  musiclawyer   Sep-27-10 12:00 PM   #90 
  - I think the feds will draw back a bit  divineorder   Oct-09-10 10:43 AM   #113 
  - You know there's like a ton of weed stores in CA, right?  JoeyTrib   Sep-27-10 08:19 PM   #96 
  - Yes, and the inevitable legal train wrecks will provide endless entertainment  slackmaster   Oct-10-10 09:56 AM   #123 
  - Why did my supposedly (D) senator write the "against" argument...  Socal31   Sep-27-10 11:53 PM   #98 
  - because few politicians are going to support sane drug laws  RainDog   Sep-28-10 01:55 AM   #100 
  - don't worry about that  shanti   Oct-10-10 11:22 AM   #124 
  - If alcholics chose smoking weed instead of drinking more people would still be alive how many  Imagevision   Sep-28-10 06:05 AM   #101 
  - Nobody ever smoked a joint and then went up a tower with a rifle. Nobody.  EFerrari   Oct-08-10 06:01 PM   #112 
     - Agreed, at least in my experience. n/t  Poll_Blind   Oct-11-10 05:02 PM   #133 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-08-10 02:40 AM   #106 
  - And how many people end up dead yearly smoking cigarettes?!...  Imagevision   Oct-10-10 03:25 AM   #119 
  - ..  mdmc   Oct-10-10 07:19 AM   #120 
  - Someone help me corner the market on Sluggles in California!  sofa king   Oct-10-10 09:48 PM   #128 
  - The Beginning of the end of the phony "war on drugs(tm)" (n/t)  ProudDad   Oct-11-10 01:11 AM   #129 
  - THE DEFINITIVE BOOK on this subject  urotsukidoji   Oct-18-10 11:49 PM   #135 

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