Oakland, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2009
A field poll commissioned by Oaksterdam University between March 16th and March 21st shows for the first time a majority of California voters are in favor of taxing and regulating adult cannabis consumption similar to alcohol. 54% of those polled believed cannabis should be legal for adults while 39% are opposed and 7% are undecided.
A majority of voters indicated they would vote for a measure to allow cities and counties the option to tax and regulate cannabis and make adult cannabis consumption legal (53% Support/41% Do Not Support/7% Undecided) The economic benefits of taxing cannabis persuaded many voters to support the proposed ballot initiative.
58% of California voters believe regulations for cannabis should be the same or less strict than those for alcohol.
The Same as Alcohol - 50%
More Strict Than Alcohol - 40%
Less Strict Thank Alcohol - 8%
Undecided - 2%
For complete poll results visit: http://www.odmediaco.com/march09poll.
Polls were conducted from 600 California voters by EMC research. EMC Research is a national research firm with offices in Seattle, Oakland and Columbus. For more information visit: http://www.emcresearch.com.
Available for Interview:
Doug Linney - Next Generation
Rich Lee - President Oaksterdam University
Chris Conrad - Political Science Professor - Oaksterdam University
Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council Member
Please contact Greg Grimala to set up interviews:
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