Aug. 13, 2008 —

Voters Say Yes to Decriminalizing Marijuana:

7NEWS/Suffolk University Poll.….


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.…