California is dazed and confused:
Prop. 19 would legalize marijuana in California. But the Los Angeles Times/USC Poll found that voters oppose the measure 51% to 39%. The poll found that the measure is far behind in Southern California.Proponents don’t have enough cash to run ads in favor of toke-itude, and they have the burden of trying to convince Californians that legalizing weed is okay.
Top candidates for statewide office have opposed the measure. As the Times/USC poll was being conducted last week, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder announced that the Obama administration would “vigorously enforce” federal narcotics laws, even if the measure passes, and “is considering all available legal and policy options.” [...]
The measure, which needs a majority vote to pass, would allow Californians who are at least 21 to grow up to 25 square feet of marijuana and possess up to an ounce. Cities and counties could authorize commercial cultivation and sales, and could impose taxes. [...]
Opponents note that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger already has signed a law making possession of an ounce an infraction.The breakdown of the poll is here.