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  Proposition 19 - Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law
Parents > United States > California > Propositions > 2010 Referendums > Legalize Marijuana
Type Referendum
Filing Deadline June 09, 2010 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 02, 2010 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 02, 2010 - 11:00pm
Term Start November 03, 2010 - 12:00pm
Term End 00, 9999 - 12:00pm
Turnout 58.60% Registered 26.78% Total Population
Last ModifiedJason April 06, 2011 08:14pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description Ballot title: Legalizes Marijuana Under California but not Federal Law.
Permits Local Governments to Regulate and Tax Commercial Production, Distribution, and Sale of Marijuana.
Initiative Statute.

Official summary: Allows people 21 years old or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. Permits local governments to regulate and tax commercial production and sale of marijuana to people 21 years old or older. Prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using it in public, smoking it while minors are present, or providing it to anyone under 21 years old. Maintains current prohibitions against driving while impaired.

Estimated fiscal impact: Savings of up to several tens of millions of dollars annually to state and local governments on the costs of incarcerating and supervising certain marijuana offenders. Unknown but potentially major tax, fee, and benefit assessment revenues to state and local government related to the production and sale of marijuana products.

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KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
Leaning Graph
03/29/2010 11/02/2010
Yes 6 --1 --
No 15 4 2 --
Leaning Call: No (76.32%)
Weighted Call: No (100.00%)
Poll Graph

04/20/2010 10/26/2010

Name No Yes  
PartyNO YES  
Uncertified Votes5,333,230 (53.46%) 4,643,592 (46.54%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -689,638 (-6.91%)  
Predict Avg.49.90% 50.10%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
Entry Date 00/00/2010 00/00/2010  
MATCHUP POLLS (22 from 9 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg51.30%-- 41.90%--  
Opinion Research Corporation (CNN) 
53.00% -- 45.00% --
Field Poll 
49.00% 7.0 42.00% 7.0
Suffolk University 
55.00% -- 40.00% --
Public Policy Polling (D) 
48.00% 10.0 45.00% 2.0
Los Angeles Times 
51.00% -- 39.00% --
Survey USA 
44.00% 3.0 48.00% --
LBT Smart
? George Zimmer [L]
AENM Angry Russian
BTP Darryl W. Perry
  Mexican American Political Association
  Metro Silicon Valley
D Jared W. Huffman [L]
D Mary Hayashi [L]
D Kerry Mazzoni [L]
D Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, Jr. [L]
PAN Vicente Fox Quesada [L]
  San Francisco Bay Guardian
D Hector De La Torre [L]
I lucky
LBT Libertarian Party Libertarian Party
  Alameda County Democratic Party
  Monterey County Democratic Party
  San Francisco Democratic Party
R John Dennis [L]
REFS Servo
R Barack O-blame-a
  California Green Party
MP Marc Emery [L]
  United Food and Commercial Workers
  California Libertarian Party
  Republican Liberty Caucus
D Justin Blake [L]
N Nancy Nadel [L]
N Pat Kernighan [L]
N Larry Reid [L]
N Jean Quan [L]
D Tom Bates [L]
D Darryl Moore [L]
D Kriss Worthington [L]
D Mark Leno [L]
D Ross Mirkarimi [L]
D David Campos [L]
G Dan Hamburg [L]
D M. Joycelyn Elders [L]
D Mike Schmier [L]
D Terence Hallinan [L]
N Joseph McNamara [L]
  American Civil Liberties Union
D Pete Stark [L]
D Barbara Lee [L]
D George Miller [L]
LBT Gary Johnson [L]
D Rebecca Kaplan [L]
  Communications Workers of America
FL Silver Dime
D John Russo [L]
  Peace and Freedom Party
BTP Darryl W. Perry
MNI Jesse Ventura [L]
  UWM Post
D Randi Weingarten [L]
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
LBT Timothy Hannan [L]
PFP Robert J. Evans [L]
R the wanderer
D Andy
I Frederic Prinz von Anhalt [L]
  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
J Dr. Cynic
R Scott³
RC Zeus the Moose
D Don Perata
LBT James P. "Jim" Gray [L]
D Tom Ammiano [L]
  National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
D Bob
D John J. Duran [L]
I TX_Progressive
LBT Kristin Davis [L]
R the wanderer
D Hail to the Rookies
IndP 6921
I Takahe
LBT Steve W. Kubby [L]
Laf-W Craverguy
D Jason

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Nov 05, 2010 01:30pm Opinion Passing Prop 19 would have had more benefits than just getting high  Article Jason 
Oct 31, 2010 02:00pm News Proposition 19 support falls, Field Poll finds  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Oct 27, 2010 02:00am News Billionaire Soros gives Yes-on-19 campaign $1million  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Oct 25, 2010 08:50pm News Multibillionaire investor George Soros backs Proposition 19  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Oct 24, 2010 10:00am Analysis Prop. 19: Fight over pot starts to heat up  Article Hikikomori Blitzkrieg! 
Oct 22, 2010 11:25pm Speculative Are Voters Afraid To Talk About Pot?  Article Jason 

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