Latest CBS News Polls Finds Majority Of Western Voters, Californians, Back Marijuana Legalization

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“A majority of west coast voters, and Californians specifically, believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to the results of a pair of polls conducted on behalf of CBS News.

Fifty-six percent of Californians believe that “the state of California (should) legalize the use of marijuana,” according to aSurveyUSA poll of 500 adults conducted for CBS. The survey results come less than a month after state election officials certifiedthe Regulate, Control, and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 for the November ballot.

Among poll respondents, support for the proposal was strongest among males (65 percent), “liberals” (77 percent), and those between the ages of 18 and 34 (74 percent). Support was weakest among self-identified “conservatives” (39 percent) and those 65 years of age or older (39 percent)…”


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