Medical pot OK, state poll shows

June 4, 2012

Californians continue to lend strong support to the use of medical marijuana by patients with severe or life-threatening disease, but do not now endorse legalization of the plant, a new poll suggests. (Los Angeles Times)

Results of a USC Dornside/Los Angeles Times probe found that 80 percent of registered voters queried think physician-supported use of cannabis by patients is acceptable. But only 46 percent support use by the general population, and 50 percent oppose such recreation use — and express those feelings much more strongly.

The survey’s findings were not particularly different from the results of California’s Prop. 19 in 2010, when the matter was placed before voters in an initiative.

Federal law enforcement officials have been particularly active under the Obama Administration in busting medical marijuana dispensaries, often using property seizure threats against landlords as an incentive to shutter the establishments.


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10 Comments

  1. standup says:

    Yet our trader Representative Kevin McCarthy and Assemblyman Katcho vote against anything that would benefit mmj patients. Our days of a government by the people and for the people is over.

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  2. fight back says:

    Fact is if you have 200 bucks you can get a card it has nothing to do with being sick. I would bet that less than 10 percent of cardholders have any real problem.There is also no reason for one person to need 99 plants.

    (-12) 14 Total Votes - 1 up - 13 down
    • cheseburger says:

      Hey fight back your not up on the times, try $75 bucks, and they need 99 plants in case some one steals 98 of them.

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      • unlisted says:

        Tell us, chese, where can you get a card for only $75?

        Have you ever thought that growing only a few plans might reduce your risk of getting ripped off.

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        • cheseburger says:

          I heard morro bay, it may have been shut down, but call around and see what you can find, and I don’t grow pot, and I don’t advocate it’s use unless, nessasary, also I didn’t harrass you about your spelling, er well indirectly, Gimlet eye, Vodka or Gin, Vodka killed my mom, keep slurping em down, they go good with cheap shots.

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        • cheseburger says:

          “Have you ever thought that growing only a few plans might reduce (your) risk”

          Listen here unlisted ,,, you are off the hook, constant ringing in your ears? Implying that

          I am a pot grower!

          My risk? That’s a little troolish, in the least, put aside my previous blogs that you didn’t like!

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  3. cheseburger says:

    Californians continue to lend strong support to the use of medical marijuana by patients with severe or life-threatening disease, but do not now endorse legalization of the plant, a new poll suggests.

    Well to much revenue would be lost, also to give out a pot card to everyone who walks in with a headache is completely stupid, dope is dope, and it makes you dumb, don’t get me wrong I am all for the Cancer patients and cronic pain patients using this herb that comes from the ground.

    Ever listen to the side effects of what the big (drug lord) companies, would have you taking?
    Stay active eat right, and if your stoned, please do not drive!

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    • The Gimlet Eye says:

      The word is “too.”

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      • cheseburger says:

        So sorry for my inferiority! Did I spell that right? Can I go now teacher?
        A simple typo and wham, no wonder a lot of old bloggers just quit, ,,,,Kudos Cal Coast News!
        Seems a lot are afraid to write their views about this subject.

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        • The Gimlet Eye says:

          Don’t you think you are overreacting just a bit? It’s not as if you will be shot a dawn for it.

          The word is very commonly misspelled, and the misspellings do irritate a lot of readers and make the comments harder to understand, though they seldom speak up about it.

          I, too, have a few typos in my comments, I confess. There, does that make you feel better?

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