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|February 26, 2015|
Voters soften on marijuana legalization
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) - The potential legalization of marijuana in California is gaining.
The latest California Field Poll found 54% supporting legalization. That is the highest level of support since The Field Poll began measuring California public opinion on the issue in 1969, when just 13% favored its legalization.
The poll finds greater than seven in ten voters (72%) backing the state’s existing medical marijuana law. Two in three oppose federal government efforts to crack down on businesses attempting to sell marijuana for medicinal purposes.
A 58% majority of voters also say they would favor allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to
operate in the city or town where they live.
Story Date: March 5, 2013