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Marijuana news: Prop 19 takes lead in California voter poll

October 18, 2010

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October 16th:

New polling data shows that California’s Proposition 19 ballot initiative, which would legalize the casual use of marijuana, has taken the lead in surveys among likely voters. With less than two weeks to go before Americans head to the ballot box, the question of legalizing marijuana in California is gaining support.

If the measure passes, California will be the first state in the U.S. to sell and tax marijuana the same way as cigarettes and alcohol.

The cash strapped government is hoping that, if passed, the revenue generated by the legal sale of marijuana will ease their budget woes. Proposition 19 never made it to the California ballot in 2008 and failed. However this time around, it looks as if the outcome could be different.

Survey USA asked likely California voters, “On Proposition 19, which would change California law to legalize marijuana and allow it to be regulated and taxed, are you … Certain to vote yes? Certain to vote no? Or not certain?”

The October results show that California’s Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana has taken a 48% to 41% lead. Marijuana for medical use is already legal in California.

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