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Poll: Legalization of pot favored
Orance County Register ^ | 6/1/2010 | Martin Wisckol

Posted on 06/01/2010 10:18:18 AM PDT by South40

California voters favor the legalization of marijuana for personal use 49 percent to 41 percent, according to a LA Times/USC poll. The measure will appear on the November ballot.

However, one-third of backers say they favor it only “somewhat.”

A poll last month by the Public Policy Institute of California found the measure in a statistical dead heat, 49 percent to 48 percent.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commerceclause; tenthamendment; wod

1 posted on 06/01/2010 10:18:18 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Dude

What

Dude


2 posted on 06/01/2010 10:19:08 AM PDT by edcoil (Kingdoms have never survived. Don't let any new ones be formed.)
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To: edcoil

Dude! Where’s my Car??


3 posted on 06/01/2010 10:19:39 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: South40
Illegal aliens, pot...what the hell....let's just legalize EVERYTHING, hmm?

Well, except guns. They kill people.

4 posted on 06/01/2010 10:19:47 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: South40

Californians have really lost their minds. I know. I live here.


5 posted on 06/01/2010 10:19:52 AM PDT by Gen. Burkhalter
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To: South40
Dog & pony show in hope of getting life saving tax revenue by Sneakyman Inc.) subrosa dept. of state(.
6 posted on 06/01/2010 10:21:20 AM PDT by norraad ("What light!">Blues Brothers)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter

yup. I’ve watched California go down the crapper. Thinking of moving out of this craphole sometime.


7 posted on 06/01/2010 10:21:59 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: South40

Don’t blame them... If I lived out there I would want to escape reality any way I could....


8 posted on 06/01/2010 10:23:19 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: South40
Why not? The WOD is a joke...make it legal and tax it. That will eliminate about 99.36% of the problem.
9 posted on 06/01/2010 10:23:24 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: Puppage

Guns kill people but drunks and high pot heads behind the wheel of a vehicle do no. Welcome to “Opposite Land”.


10 posted on 06/01/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: norraad

yup. Governement is the biggest pimp on the block!


11 posted on 06/01/2010 10:23:34 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Gen. Burkhalter
Jeff Spicoli for Governor!


12 posted on 06/01/2010 10:24:30 AM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: South40

good. the authorities have no right to arrest people for having a plant.

the war on drugs is a colossal failure. It is also one of the biggest threats to individual liberty and freedom in our nation.


13 posted on 06/01/2010 10:24:36 AM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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To: LottieDah

You do realize I was being sarcastic, yes?


14 posted on 06/01/2010 10:24:37 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: South40

no comment


15 posted on 06/01/2010 10:24:41 AM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Puppage

I was too.


16 posted on 06/01/2010 10:26:07 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: South40

Calipharnia is going to go down the crapper.

Ain’t nuttin we can do about it now.

Buh-Bye!!


17 posted on 06/01/2010 10:27:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: South40

Same group that wants to get rid of ‘Dont Ask Dont Tell’


18 posted on 06/01/2010 10:29:25 AM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: South40

Is this a free country or not?


19 posted on 06/01/2010 10:32:48 AM PDT by camp_steveo
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To: South40

CA is about the collapse financially and culturally so a majority of citizens want to get high and avoid it. How pathetic.


20 posted on 06/01/2010 10:33:01 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: South40

Won’t matter what they legalize, The fed’s and dea will come in and close down shops anyway (while the Sheriff’s stand idly by not knowing one iota of their powers). CA has no teeth because its too much on the gov’t teet.


21 posted on 06/01/2010 10:36:36 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: South40

Drugs have never improved a society or individual.

On a side note: the “legalize, regulate and tax” movement is a bit of an enigma. On one hand people contend that they have a right to do drugs and what they put in their body is their business. I am not taking a position on that.

On the other hand, they are begging for the the regulation and taxation of that right. I have a big problem with any rights being regulated and taxed.


22 posted on 06/01/2010 10:38:39 AM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: South40
Pot prohibition has failed just like alcohol prohibition and socialism failed.

All three refuse to take human nature into account.
23 posted on 06/01/2010 10:45:06 AM PDT by microgood
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To: Michael Barnes

“Won’t matter what they legalize, The fed’s and dea will come in and close down shops anyway (while the Sheriff’s stand idly by not knowing one iota of their powers). CA has no teeth because its too much on the gov’t teet.”

Has our sterling Imperial Federal government performed any such raids in CA? They dont control the borders so why control mind rotting drugs?


24 posted on 06/01/2010 10:46:56 AM PDT by texson66 (Congress does not draw to its halls those who love liberty. It draws those who love power .)
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To: edcoil

I don’t think their brains could be damaged any more than they are, so why not?


25 posted on 06/01/2010 10:49:29 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Dayman
Drugs have never improved a society or individual.

I agree! Let's ban ALL drugs, starting with aspirin.

26 posted on 06/01/2010 10:50:42 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: South40

Why would any company want to open a facility in a high tax state where your employees are either illegal or high? Yeah this is going to be great for the California economy.


27 posted on 06/01/2010 10:56:34 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: texson66

Yes, they have. Several as a matter of fact.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 10:57:56 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

I’m not in favor of governmental bans on much of anything. I just don’t favor the use of narcotics or think it has any redeaming value for most people.

You have touched on something that is also very true, many prescription and non-prescription drugs are very harmful. People really can do a lot of damage by over using them.


29 posted on 06/01/2010 10:58:43 AM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: LottieDah

:-)


30 posted on 06/01/2010 11:07:28 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: dblshot
As opposed to your state where employees are drunk?
31 posted on 06/01/2010 11:11:03 AM PDT by starlifter (Sapor Amo Pullus)
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To: South40
Rasmussen got the same result. Surveys done in May¹, July and November² showed that support rose from 45% to 47% to 49%, while opposition fell from 46% to 42% to 38%:

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05-12-2009:

45% Support
46% Oppose
9% Undecided

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07-24-2009:

47% support
42% oppose
11% undecided

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11-22-2009:

49% support
38% oppose
12% undecided

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¹http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/california/toplines/toplines_california_budget_crisis_may_12_2009

²http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_state_surveys/california/49_in_california_favor_legalizing_taxing_pot

32 posted on 06/01/2010 11:16:02 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Michael Barnes
Won't matter what they legalize, The fed's and dea will come in and close down shops anyway (while the Sheriff's stand idly by not knowing one iota of their powers). CA has no teeth because its too much on the gov't teet.

Do you think CA should have the prerogative to carry out such a policy under the Tenth Amendment? Or, do you think fedgov should try to shut it down under authority of the Commerce Clause?

33 posted on 06/01/2010 11:32:34 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: South40

I say why not make it legal. People shouldn’t have their lives ruined or be thrown in jail because of marijuana.

It would save taxpayers a boat load of money if the states and Feds didn’t tie up so many resources chasing this will-o-the-wisp. And it would save our freedoms if we couldn’t be busted for every little thing big daddy government doesn’t approve of.

As far as I’m concerned marijuana is in the same class as cigarettes and booze.


34 posted on 06/01/2010 11:35:03 AM PDT by kamikaze2000 (You can lead a liberal to truth, but you can't make him think.)
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