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Colorado MJ Legalization Initiative Leads in Poll
Posted by CN Staff on September 15, 2012 at 05:07:13 PT
By John Ingold, Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Colorado -- A majority of Colorado voters support a ballot measure to legalize limited possession of marijuana, according to a new Denver Post poll.The poll found that the measure, Amendment 64, has the support of 51 percent of likely voters surveyed, compared with 40 percent opposed. Men favor the measure more than women, a common gender split on the issue. But 49 percent of women polled said they support the measure, compared with 39 percent who said they are opposed.
Across every income bracket and in every age group except those 65 and older, more voters told pollsters they support the measure than oppose it, though some of the leads fall within the 4-percentage-point margin of error. Voters younger than 35 support the measure by a margin of 30 percentage points, 61 percent to 31 percent, according to the poll.The automated telephone poll was conducted Sept. 9-12 for The Post by New Jersey-based SurveyUSA. About 26 percent of those questioned were cellphone-only users, who were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Of voters included in the sample, 34 percent said they are Republicans, 34 percent said they are Democrats, and 30 percent identified as unaffiliated voters.While several previous polls have found more support for Amendment 64 than opposition, the Post's survey is the first independent poll to find more than 50 percent support.That may not hold until Election Day  support for a 2010 marijuana-legalization measure in California polled at 52 percent three months before the election, while the measure ultimately failed with 54 percent opposition. But the results suggest Colorado could be in position to become the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana possession for adults for recreational use. They also pose a challenge for the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama, who across the country is courting the young voters who support marijuana legalization while remaining opposed to the policy change.In the run-up to the Democratic National Convention, Obama's campaign released a video intended to connect with young voters that featured actors John Cho and Kal Penn. The pair are best known for playing the titular stoners of the marijuana-laced "Harold and Kumar" movie franchise. While the video was a hit with some supporters  "Such an awesome video Mr. President," one commenter wrote on YouTube  it incensed marijuana activists who saw it as hypocrisy.SnippedComplete Article: http://drugsense.org/url/5fomq7qgSource: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, Denver PostPublished: September 15, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: http://www.denverpost.com/Contact: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  -- Cannabis Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/cannabis.shtml 
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on September 18, 2012 at 09:29:02 PT
This morning the part about fifteen times viewed
isn't even showing.I wonder what happened?
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on September 18, 2012 at 09:24:42 PT
I guess I should have watched
it when you first put it up.Looks like about fifteen people got to see it.:0(
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Comment #8 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on September 18, 2012 at 01:42:02 PT
Sorry, Hope.
It wasn't doing that last night.
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Comment #7 posted by Hope on September 17, 2012 at 22:39:37 PT
Comment 5
YouTube says that video is private and I can't see it. What's that about?
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Comment #6 posted by schmeff on September 17, 2012 at 13:55:29 PT
Consensus
"Across every income bracket and in every age group except those 65 and older, more voters told pollsters they support the measure than oppose it..."Translation: When they're not misled or lied to, most voters can easily recognize common sense.
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Comment #5 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on September 16, 2012 at 19:12:12 PT
Willie Nelson and Judge Jim Gray:
Support Measure 80, It Just Makes Sense!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LBZhDG5wmI&feature=player_embedded
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Comment #4 posted by Sinsemilla Jones on September 16, 2012 at 17:11:51 PT
Most Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Lead Solidly
http://cannabis.hawaiinewsdaily.com/2012/09/14/most-statewide-marijuana-initiatives-lead-solidly-in-polls/
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Comment #3 posted by ekim on September 15, 2012 at 11:29:04 PT
lawmakers try again
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/state-news/colo-lawmakers-revisit-marijuana-dui-standard
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Comment #2 posted by Hope on September 15, 2012 at 11:01:05 PT
Dean Becker on the Caravan for Peace.
http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/mainstream-media-attends-then-ignores-mexicos-caravan-peace
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on September 15, 2012 at 05:25:18 PT
Looking good.
After the end of the article is an interesting chart.
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