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LANSING — A new poll says 45% of likely Michigan voters would support a potential ballot proposal to legalize marijuana use in the state.

 

The poll of 600 likely voters released Friday was done by EPIC-MRA for the Detroit Free Press (

http://on.freep.com/wChHrq) and WXYZ-TV. The poll said 50% of respondents were opposed to the idea of legalizing pot and 5% were undecided.

 

 

The poll was conducted Jan. 21-25 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

 

 

Michigan voters approved marijuana use for medical purposes in 2008. A broader legalization appears to have substantially less support.

 

 

The group that wants to legalize marijuana would have to collect about 323,000 valid voter signatures by early July to get the proposal on the November ballot.

 

 

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If you've taken statistics, you know that is a small sample size, and could be a very inaccurate sampling of potential voters, which probably under-represented those in support. Furthermore, the likelihood is, if this makes the ballot, many individuals who would not vote, would be compelled to vote for this. Just my 2 cents. :))

 

Also, I completely agree BB. Everyone I know who supports this cause has used the email-o-matic.

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Well, going into this with nearly a 50 - 50 chance isn't that bad, considering we would be the first State to legalize marijuana, to this extent.

 

63% of the general public said yes to Medical Marijuana, so, 50/50 isn't bad odds for full legalization.

 

We just need to have one more vote in the Yes column, then the No column. So, sign the petition to get it on the ballot, and then vote yes for it in Nov.

 

In the meantime, we need to protect our current law, something Schuette is bent on breaking for us.

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Well, going into this with nearly a 50 - 50 chance isn't that bad, considering we would be the first State to legalize marijuana, to this extent.

 

63% of the general public said yes to Medical Marijuana, so, 50/50 isn't bad odds for full legalization.

 

We just need to have one more vote in the Yes column, then the No column. So, sign the petition to get it on the ballot, and then vote yes for it in Nov.

 

In the meantime, we need to protect our current law, something Schuette is bent on breaking for us.

 

Amen bro. Stand tall on all fronts! :sword:

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