California showed the nation the way in medical cannabis. Then the same place rejected a bid to re-legalize rec. The Golden State will try the rec vote again this November. What’s the forecast?
According to a University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, 63.8 percent of respondents supported legalizing cannabis for recreational use, with 36.2 percent opposed. The results are good news for advocates, as California voters will decide whether or not to legalize in November.
Democrats and independents supported the measure 73.8 percent and 62.2 percent, respectively. Republicans opposed legalization 53 percent to 47 percent, but were more supportive than they indicated in an IGS poll last year when 38.4 percent backed legalization, compared to 61.6 percent opposed.
The question did not poll support for Proposition 64, rather the broader question of legalization for adult use under a regulatory scheme similar to alcohol.
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“Legalization for adult use under a regulatory scheme similar to alcohol.” That’s a nice, shorthand way to encapsulate the idea. Use that when you speak to the unenlightened. Let’s get cannabis off the schedules of the Controlled Substances Act. ONE or NONE? The answer is NONE.