I’m in complete agreement with him here.
In a recent USC/LA Times poll, 303 registered California voters were asked three questions about the potential legalization of marijuana in their state.
Q1: As you may know, state voters will be asked to vote this fall on a measure that would allow people who are 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate or transport marijuana for personal use and allow local governments to regulate and tax marijuana consumption. Based on what you know about this measure, do you favor or oppose it?
A. Total favor: 49%, Total oppose: 41%
Q2: Now let me read you two statements some people might make about potential revenues generated from a tax on marijuana.
Some people say that legalizing marijuana and allowing local and state government to tax it could generate more than one billion dollars a year in additional revenue for state and local governments.
Other people say that the estimates of how much revenue can be generated by taxing marijuana use are wildly exaggerated and that state and local governments will not gain much in the long run.
People who agree with statement 1: 42%
People who agree with statement 2: 38%
Q3. In your own opinion, do you think that legalizing marijuana usage for people 21 years and older would worsen social problems including increased crime and marijuana use by teenagers?
A. Yes: 46%, No: 48%