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Distribution of answers submitted by California voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act which banned the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain drugs. The act ranked drugs by their potential for abuse and placed them into five categories. Two of the most widely used drugs in the U.S., wine and alcohol, are exempt from the classifications. Ballot measures in several states including Colorado, Washington and Oregon have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. These laws apply only within the respective states and have no effect on Federal law. See recent drug policy news
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Yes but not all drugs. Prevention should be treatment based not prison for users. Jail should be reserved for large traffickers of illegal and black market drugs. Black market in this model would be comparative to tax evasion. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Daly City, CA
Only certain drugs, specifically psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, and dimethyltryptamine. These are drugs that have numerous medical and psychological benefits for their users. I firmly believe that heroin, cocaine, crack, crystal methamphetamine, and so
... 4 years ago from a Green in Toluca Lake, CA
Do so if and only if (1) intoxication is absolutely prohibited from being used as a defense against any criminal charge AND (2) drug takers are prohibited from receiving welfare (any type) or unemployment payments. 4 years ago from a Republican in Panorama City, CA
No, but we should reform drug sentencing laws and make drug counseling and education mandatory. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Panorama City, CA
Yes, only drugs that are naturally grown and not used in a manufacturing environment. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Oceanside, CA
Yes, so long as the drugs are generally safe and are decriminalize gradually, and those seriously addicted should be sent to rehab. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Palmdale, CA
Much to general a question. Do we really want people to buy and use antibiotics every time they get a cold?. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Concord, CA
Decriminalize, tax highly and use tax money to create happy farms for addicts, provide drug of choice in unlimited quantities for free, but provide no medical service or intervention for overdoses. Medical service should be available only to those who... 4 years ago from a Democrat in Daly City, CA
Yes but qualifyers to responsible use would have to be federal laws, they would include manditory education and legal age of 25 for use. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Adelanto, CA
No, but marijuana use/possession should no longer be considered against the law. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Coronado, CA
Cannabis is a proven medical aid. Were it not illegal, my boyfriend might have avoided several invasive surgeries made necessary for his brain tumor, and his home town would not be building a new (completely unnecessary) jail. Consumption of Cannabis is... 4 years ago from a Green in Coyote, CA
Marijuana should be legalized and used medicinally more frequently. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Pittsburg, CA
Yes, and retroactively reduce sentences for those already serving time for drug use. In addition, Decriminalization (as opposed to legalization) will provide regulation & legislation (although I hate that term) to keep it out of the hands of minors,... 4 years ago from a Green in Laguna Hills, CA
Yes. Tax and regulate marijuana, medicalize highly addictive drugs, make rehab more available and affordable. Release those jailed for possession and use. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Carmel, CA
No, but we should reduce sentences for those serving time for drug use. Those who have addiction problems, should be required to have drug therapy instead of longer sentences. 4 years ago from a Democrat in Valley Village, CA