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Aug. 13, 2008 —

Voters Say Yes to Decriminalizing Marijuana:

7NEWS/Suffolk University Poll.

http://www.suffolk.edu/offices/20580….

 

BOSTON – Of the three questions on the Massachusetts ballot this November,

only one question — #2 the decriminalization of marijuana — appears all but

certain to pass, according to a poll analysis released today by

7NEWS/Suffolk University.

 

Seventy-two percent favored the proposed law, which would replace the

criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil

penalty of forfeiture of the marijuana and a fine of $100. Twenty-two percent

opposed the proposed law.

 

“The public may be signaling that pursuing small-time marijuana users is a waste

of taxpayer resources,” said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research

Center at Suffolk University.

 

“This issue suggests that there is a Libertarian streak in the thinking of

Massachusetts voters.”

 

Also see today’s Boston Herald Story.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regi…