A new poll indicates that suburban soccer moms support a proposal to legalize marijuana in California. The Chron reports that the soccer moms want to legalize cannabis because they figure their children are going to buy it anyway and don’t want them purchasing it from drug dealers.
The new poll is good news for backers of a statewide ballot measure, sponsored by Oakland medical marijuana advocates. Pot legalization measures have failed miserably over the years in other states. California’s proposition would legalize the possession of up to one ounce of pot and then allow public agencies to tax the proceeds. The measure is expected to generate $1.4 billion in annual revenues for the state.