A tip of the hat to Michael Goldstein, scribe of the Weekly's Toke of the Town newsletter, for this scrap of good news: According to a recent Field Poll, 54 percent of California voters support legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
As Goldstein noted in his newsletter, despite the fact that California voters rejected Proposition 19 in November 2010, which would have legalized recreational weed, the trend since then is clearly moving in favor of the idea. "Back then, just before voters rejected legalization via Proposition 19, only 50 percent of respondents favored legalization," Goldstein wrote. "The poll numbers foreshadowed Prop. 19's rejection, with 54 percent against and 46 percent in favor."
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