Will California’s marijuana legalization referendum pass?

Posted Feb. 15, 2010, at 4:39 p.m.

In November, California residents will vote on a ballot measure that, if approved, would allow those 21 and older to grow marijuana for personal use and to possess up to an ounce. Will it pass? One poll showed 56 percent of Californians supported legalizing and

taxing the substance. Or will a “silent majority” turn back such an initiative? Should marijuana be legalized? Should people be allowed to grow enough for their own consumption, or should it be regulated and taxed like alcohol? Or would allowing another substance that can be abused in the marketplace result in a rise in abuse?

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