The Atlantic's 'Secret Ingredients for Marijuana Legalization': Moms and Latinos

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CliffsNotes for 2016 in California:

"Legalization advocates have found that female support tends to be a leading indicator for marijuana measures. In the case of both California's 2010 and Colorado's 2006 votes, sagging support among women preceded a collapse in men's support too. In California, for instance, support from women saw a 14-point swing against legalization over the final six weeks, dragging support from men under 50 percent.", The Atlantic's Casey Michel wrote yesterday.

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Similarly:

"A strong tradition of social conservatism, in addition to misplaced concerns about an increased market for cartels, kept Latinos reticent to pass any outright legalization, but a concerted effort from [Colorado's] team — as well as an endorsement from the Colorado Latino Forum, the most influential Hispanic organization in the state — convinced the swelling populace to support the measure's passage. 'Marijuana prohibition really has a tradition of discrimination against the Latino community,' [Colorado legalization effort leader Mason] Tvert says. 'They're still arrested at a disproportionate rate in Colorado, so they recognize this, for their community, this is probably a civil rights issue.'"

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