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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-29-10 09:29 AM
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84. Legalization of recreational mj polls about even now in CA
tho support for the proposition was over 50% in Sept. The polls vary, depending upon whether someone is replying to a person (lower support) or replying anonymously. The vote will depend upon turn out among young voters and democrats.

BUT the issue in California is legalization of RECREATIONAL use. That is not the same as legalization of medical mj. The nationwide polls for legalization of medical marijuana remain at 70% nationwide. (The variation I noted was in state-by-state polls v. national polls.)

California already has legal medical marijuana. So do 13 other states and Washington DC. Another dozen or so states are in the process of debating or voting on this issue.

Nevertheless, the trend is toward legalization across the nation. If numbers continue as they have over the last decade, a large majority will support total legalization within the next decade - across the nation, not just in CA.

Gallup Polls note that nationwide, 46% indicate support for legalization of recreational use. Not medical use, which remains far above 50%.

In other words, the trend is toward legalization.
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  -President Obama:To unite most Americans behind you, announce that you will reclassify cannabis. NOW. Fly by night  Oct-28-10 07:15 PM   #0 
  - Pot smokers - do they actually go out and vote and do the ever vote republican?  stray cat   Oct-28-10 07:22 PM   #1 
  - Uh ... yes. No medical cannabis referendum placed before voters has ever lost.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 07:39 PM   #10 
  - I agree on all counts. n/t  Uncle Joe   Oct-29-10 10:17 AM   #88 
  - Oy!  Le Taz Hot   Oct-29-10 09:15 AM   #83 
  - Any other stupid questions?  eShirl   Oct-29-10 10:36 AM   #89 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-28-10 07:29 PM   #2 
  - No it wouldn't.  MrSlayer   Oct-28-10 07:31 PM   #3 
  - And why is that?  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-28-10 07:32 PM   #4 
  - just keep throwing everyone in jail  meow mix   Oct-28-10 07:34 PM   #8 
  - Too late. Marinol (synthetic THC) has been on the market for decades and ...  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 07:59 PM   #13 
  - sorry, you are wrong.  spanone   Oct-28-10 08:01 PM   #14 
  - Brilliant observation...would you like to back that up...  GReedDiamond   Oct-28-10 08:04 PM   #16 
  - Leave now while you are under 10 posts  wuushew   Oct-28-10 09:30 PM   #35 
  - you can't just make a statement like that  Viva_La_Revolution   Oct-28-10 09:36 PM   #36 
  - Why?  asdjrocky   Oct-28-10 10:01 PM   #43 
  - Your reasons are all  OnionPatch   Oct-28-10 10:43 PM   #53 
  - Sort of agreed, but  CommonSensePLZ   Oct-29-10 12:01 AM   #61 
  - I agree that the war on pot is senseless, however...  liberalmuse   Oct-28-10 07:32 PM   #5 
  - See post # 10 for evidence to the contrary.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:08 PM   #19 
  - What planet do you live on, anyway?  Bluenorthwest   Oct-28-10 09:26 PM   #32 
  - Absolutely correct. Block the NFL for a week, THEN you'll get the passion n/t  AndrewP   Oct-29-10 07:33 AM   #74 
  - What would you suggest using to block the evil TV signals with?  eShirl   Oct-29-10 10:38 AM   #90 
     - The on/off switch.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 01:28 PM   #94 
  - Silly wabbit, pharma don't play that.  TheKentuckian   Oct-28-10 07:33 PM   #6 
  - this isn't going to unite anyone behind him  ibegurpard   Oct-28-10 07:33 PM   #7 
  - Read the Newsweek article and/or search for "medical cannabis polls"  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:02 PM   #15 
     - doesn't matter  ibegurpard   Oct-28-10 08:07 PM   #18 
        - Once again, read the article before coming to a conclusion.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:12 PM   #20 
  - are you...?  DemocratAholic   Oct-28-10 07:36 PM   #9 
  - No, I'm not ****, though that would be nice.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 07:52 PM   #11 
  - You know it used to be if you were in favor of civil rights or inter-racial marriage  MindPilot   Oct-28-10 09:56 PM   #40 
     - no likey  DemocratAholic   Oct-29-10 09:10 AM   #82 
  - I'm tired, I thought you said reclassify cannibals.  undeterred   Oct-28-10 07:54 PM   #12 
  - Yes, we should do that too.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:06 PM   #17 
     - Now, that's funny  customerserviceguy   Oct-28-10 10:06 PM   #45 
  - Oh please.  TheWraith   Oct-28-10 08:33 PM   #21 
  - So true.  JamesA1102   Oct-28-10 08:36 PM   #22 
  - I've spent three years speaking with my legislature, most of whom didn't agree with me at first.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:54 PM   #25 
     - Fingers crossed on Prop 19 ....  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 02:02 AM   #68 
     - I think several forces are at work here, some we can influence and others we can't.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 07:37 AM   #75 
        - Agree -- would be helpful if everyone increased their support for NORML ....  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 11:26 AM   #92 
     - OK but how many of your neighbors have you spoken to? nt  JamesA1102   Oct-29-10 06:31 AM   #73 
        - All of them. Some of them know the patients I've provided to -- all of them know me.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 07:57 AM   #77 
  - I didn't say that anyone ranks this issue above the others you mentioned.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:46 PM   #23 
  - 88 billion in savings is a persuasive figure  RainDog   Oct-28-10 09:28 PM   #33 
  - This has been my most un-rec'ed thread to date. Interesting.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 08:50 PM   #24 
  - Because it's fantasy. In the middle of a horrible economy,  sufrommich   Oct-28-10 08:58 PM   #26 
  - Nothing about this thread puts reclassifying cannabis on the top of any list.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 09:03 PM   #27 
  - BTW, this "fantasy" has been supported by every national commission on the subject ever convened ..  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 09:29 PM   #34 
  - It's a shame that an edited OP title doesn't appear that way on the "Greatest" page.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 09:46 PM   #37 
  - That's probably it .... putting Obama in a poor light -- amazing ....  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 02:04 AM   #69 
  - it's a huge part of a very complex puzzle  Tsiyu   Oct-28-10 09:08 PM   #28 
  - Thanks, Tsiyu.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 09:15 PM   #29 
  - The rhetoric has heated up because of the refs in CA and Az, etc.  Tsiyu   Oct-28-10 09:57 PM   #41 
     - A Tenase DU meet-up would be a great idea.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 10:19 PM   #50 
        - She's doing great. But we all miss her terribly on the Mountain  Tsiyu   Oct-28-10 11:23 PM   #56 
  - Drug war is a threat to us all in its corruption of government, elected officials, and police ....  defendandprotect   Oct-28-10 11:37 PM   #58 
     - Resources are being squandered to indulge the fantasies of adults  Tsiyu   Oct-29-10 12:24 AM   #63 
        - Great job, yourself .... !!  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 01:58 AM   #67 
  - Here's a link to the Newsweek article  RainDog   Oct-28-10 09:15 PM   #30 
  - Thanks, Raindog.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 09:21 PM   #31 
  - you're welcome, homie  RainDog   Oct-28-10 10:06 PM   #46 
     - Hey there, homie, your own self.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 10:26 PM   #51 
        - that would be a real treat  RainDog   Oct-28-10 11:03 PM   #55 
  - Wow -- looks like the savings would give us a great start on MEDICARE FOR ALL -- !!  defendandprotect   Oct-28-10 11:39 PM   #59 
  - You're kidding, right? This is a joke?  Arkana   Oct-28-10 09:52 PM   #38 
  - See my responses (23, 25, 27, 34, 37) above. Or read the OP.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 10:05 PM   #44 
  - Well, well. Looks like I missed a shit-storm below. I do need to sleep sometime.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 08:09 AM   #79 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-28-10 10:46 PM   #54 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-28-10 11:59 PM   #60 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-29-10 12:48 AM   #65 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-29-10 02:12 AM   #71 
  - It's one of our MOST important issues ... effecting liberty, health, prisons,  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 02:10 AM   #70 
  - he'd have to end the war in afghanistan..thats my drawn're dreaming anyway  xiamiam   Oct-28-10 09:55 PM   #39 
  - That's my pipe dream.  asdjrocky   Oct-28-10 09:58 PM   #42 
  - Jeez, people! All the OP is talking about is reclassification.  MindPilot   Oct-28-10 10:06 PM   #47 
  - Nope. Exactly the wrong time.  Canuckistanian   Oct-28-10 10:07 PM   #48 
  - Yeah. I could live with December myself.  Fly by night   Oct-28-10 10:15 PM   #49 
     - Take heart. It's happening.  Canuckistanian   Oct-28-10 10:32 PM   #52 
  - Remember to support organizations working to legalize marijuana --  defendandprotect   Oct-28-10 11:27 PM   #57 
  - i support legalization but this isn't going to unite most americans  JI7   Oct-29-10 12:16 AM   #62 
  - i hate to say it  Tsiyu   Oct-29-10 12:39 AM   #64 
  - 70% support medical marijuana and have for more than a decade  RainDog   Oct-29-10 12:56 AM   #66 
     - it's losing in California  JI7   Oct-29-10 02:35 AM   #72 
        - I am aware of one poll showing Prop 19 losing, and many more showing it winning.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 08:20 AM   #81 
        - Legalization of recreational mj polls about even now in CA  RainDog   Oct-29-10 09:29 AM   #84 
  - Maybe not..people need to wake the fuck up. Sorry.  krabigirl   Oct-29-10 01:39 PM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-29-10 07:38 AM   #76 
  - What makes you think that would unite Americans?  ecstatic   Oct-29-10 07:59 AM   #78 
  - It already has.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 08:15 AM   #80 
  - At least one CA poster has commented that Prop 19 is bringing out voters ....  defendandprotect   Oct-29-10 11:28 AM   #93 
  - An interesting irony here at DU.  Fly by night   Oct-29-10 09:42 AM   #85 
  - I read this as "reclassify Cannibals"! Huh? I agree with another DUer that  gateley   Oct-29-10 09:49 AM   #86 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Oct-29-10 10:16 AM   #87 
  - Frankly, I think he's about as likely to do that as he is to endorse gay marriage.  eShirl   Oct-29-10 10:41 AM   #91 
  - I agree, if he won't, i want to see someone in there that will. This is medicine that can help many.  krabigirl   Oct-29-10 01:37 PM   #95 

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