Poll: 60% of California Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis
A new PPIC Statewide Survey has found that 60% of voters in California support the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, an initiative to legalize cannabis for everyone 21 and older that advocates are currently attempting to place on this November’s presidential election ballot.
According to the poll, the initiative is supported by 69% of Democrats, 65% of independent/decline to state voters and 45% of Republicans.
“Prohibition is an abject and expensive failure”, says Jason Kinney, spokesperson for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. “It’s time for California to lead with a new approach that better protects our children, our local communities and the public health”.
In the last few weeks, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act has been endorsed by numerous groups and individuals including the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the California Black Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (D), and U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa).
The full text of the initiative can be found here.