Election to legalize marijuana in California - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/28/10

Election to legalize marijuana in California

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – You won't see it on the ballot in Texas, but Tuesday, the general election will be smoking in California.  That is where the debate over legalizing marijuana is heating up.

Tuesday, voters will decide if California should say yes to allow recreational users 21 and older to legally smoke pot. Former DEA head, Robert Bonner said that "We don't need in California, more people in our schools, and in our workforce who are stoned."

An unlikely support group, called Moms for Prop 19, argues that making marijuana legal could actually "weed out" some problems in the schools. However, an overwhelming majority of law officers and government officials say there is no benefit to legalizing marijuana.

The feeling nationwide, according to a recent CNBC poll is 33% say they favor legalizing pot, but 55% are against the idea.

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