Posts Tagged ‘legalizing’
Bad Medicine: Why marijuana advocates oppose an initiative legalizing pot
Law enforcement and pot smokers don’t often see eye-to-eye, but some medical marijuana activists have something in common with the police: They don’t like Tax Cannabis 2010, the much-ballyhooed ballot initiative that would make California the first state in the union to legalize — and tax, …
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California voters split over legalizing marijuana
Associated Press – May 20, 2010 3:14 AM ET SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California voters are divided over an initiative on the November ballot that would legalize marijuana for recreational…
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49% of California voters back legalizing pot, poll finds
With 48% opposed, legalization effort faces a difficult challenge, pollster says. Californians likely to vote in November are evenly split over whether to legalize marijuana, with only a small percentage of the electorate still undecided about the controversial issue, according to a poll conducted last week by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California.
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Good times a coming, forget the economic melt down, greed, corruption, war, global warming etc. Politicians should be required to think before they open their collective pie hole. Schwarzenegger stirs debate on legalizing marijuana – his proposed system of legalizing and taxing marijuana would raise an estimated $1.3bn a year in tax revenue. OK there has been a rash of accidents resulting in death an injury while people were texting. Now comes Marijuana – how much time should elapse between getting stoned and say flying a passenger plane, performing a medical procedure, driving, attending school? Can it be smoked in public places? At home with children around? Will an increase in Marijuana consumption lead to an explosion of obesity due to pot-heads eating every junk food in sight? If a person becomes or is habitual pot smoker will that be classified as a medical condition akin to alcoholism? These and many more questions should have scientific answers prior to any quick-fix money grab to remedy a faltering economy, anything less than that is irresponsible.
Poll: Latinos oppose, whites favor legalizing pot
Latinos are generally opposed (62 percent) to legalizing marijuana for recreational use, while 56 percent of whites favor regulating and taxing it, according to a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California. Voters in November will consider…
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