58% of California Voters Support Marijuana Legalization

by on September 13, 2016 · 10 comments

in California, Civil Rights, Culture, Election, Health, Ocean Beach, Politics

marijuana-fieldProposition 64 Enjoys Wide Support Among Most Voter Categories

A new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll found that a good majority of California voters support marijuana legalization and back Proposition 64.

58% of voters in the state support Prop 64, which would allow Californians ages 21 or older to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of cannabis for recreational purposes, and would allow individuals to grow as many as six plants. The measure would also impose a 15% tax on retail sales of the drug.


This is a common instrument used to smoke marijuana, called a bong. Some smokers put ice in the tube to cool off the smoke.

And according to the poll, the favorable attitude toward grass cuts across most lines of age, race, income and gender.

Of the 1,879 respondents to the poll, only a third (34%) reported that they would vote against the ballot measure if the election were held today; 8% said they had no answer to the question.

This new high among California voters who support the herb stands in contrast to what happened just 6 years ago, when Prop. 19 was rejected by 53.5% of voters. (Yet, Prop. 19 garnered more votes than the Republican candidate for governor that year – 2010.)

And in 2010, four of the top 5 precincts in San Diego County that voted in favor of Prop. 19 were in Ocean Beach. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.




{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Jan Michael Sauer September 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm

I can’t wait to go surfing in OB and enjoy some LEGAL California Purple. After that I will probably need to search out some good fish tacos. Credit is due for President Obama for not calling in the jackboot Feds after the other States went legal. Scumbag Mitt Romney surely would have done so.


Mercy Baron OB Mercy September 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Found out a lot of the dispensaries are against legalization for what I can only assume are obvious reasons.


Blue_Whale September 13, 2016 at 11:29 pm

This bill is a Trojan horse unlike Colorado’s law. Look up the fine print.
All of the money goes for enforcement and none towards the legalization of medicinal purposes.
I would no.


Tyler Brand September 14, 2016 at 6:17 am

The 8 legal ones are against it Mercy? Or the hundreds that are operating illegally?


unwashedwallmartThong September 13, 2016 at 7:57 pm

Prop 64 I’ll gladly vote for
Even though my last toke
Was in June of ’84


Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie September 14, 2016 at 11:52 am

It’s about time for this. Even after 64 passes, there will be still be a black market.


unwashedwalmartTHONG September 14, 2016 at 8:39 pm

Didn’t the first $40 million in taxes go to education in Colorado?


s September 15, 2016 at 8:22 am

The doc who gave me my marijuana prescription said it was not a well written prop. It will destroy all the independent growers.
If the dispensaries are against it, it probably is not the correct proposal. They stand to make major $$ if weed goes legal. they will just move into the recreational weed business.


Frank Gormlie Frank Gormlie September 15, 2016 at 9:50 am

But S you and your friends stand to be able to smoke MJ recreationally without having to get an MD letter, and the product can be finally treated for what it is, after all those years of prohibition.


L September 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

Marijuana legalization is way overdue, but this bill needs to closely inspected. This may be a bad law. An ideal legalization bill would be brief: “Marijuana shall be legal to possess, consume, sell, purchase and cultivate within the state of California.” Period.


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