While Colorado and Washington await AG Holder's new policy statement on those states' legalization of marijuana, thehill.com, the Sacramento Bee reports today that 54% of registered California voters favor legalization of marijuana for personal use and 67% oppose the federal crackdown on medical marijuana:
Meanwhile, California voters across party lines seem to be taking issue with federal threats, raids and prosecutions involving medical marijuana businesses.
The state's four U.S. attorneys have brought criminal cases against some medical marijuana providers and growers and sent letters threatening seizures of properties of others.
While all marijuana use is illegal under federal law, U.S. prosecutors assert California's medicinal cannabis industries have been "hijacked by profiteers" violating both state and federal laws.
In the poll of registered voters in early February, 68 percent of Democrats, 55 percent of Republicans and 78 percent of independents said they oppose the federal crackdown.
"It's certainly not winning over the hearts and minds of Californians," state Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo said of voters' reactions to federal enforcement efforts. "The getting tough policy by the feds is not impacting public opinion in a positive way."
Wow, I didn't think you could get Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to agree that the sky was blue.