CALIFORNIA: The push to legalize recreational marijuana in California is underway, again.
And, this time, proponents appear to have the public’s backing. A recent poll by Public Policy Institute of California reveals that a majority of adult respondents favor legalizing the drug.
Fifty-two percent said marijuana should be legal, 45 percent said pot should not be legal, and 3 percent were unsure.
It’s the first time a majority in California have favored legalization said Dean Bonner, survey research associate with Public Policy Institute of California.
“Probably not a bad idea,” said Nancy McMaster of Bakersfield, a retired pastor. She and her husband Ken McMaster said criminalizing marijuana use only creates more problems.