California Proposition 19, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative passing in Polls 50 to 40 percent

August 12, 2010

Proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana in California and allow it to be regulated and taxed, continues to be supported by voters according to the poll.  Results show Prop. 19 passing 50 to 40 percent, unchanged from the CBS 5 poll conducted a month ago.

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Allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. Permits local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana to people 21 years old or older. Prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old. Maintains current prohibitions against driving while impaired.

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