It looks like two initiatives to regulate pot shops in L.A. are marching toward the March city ballot. (Retailers appear to be trying to regulate themselves before the L.A. City Council tries to do so … again).
The folks at Loyola Marymount University's Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles conducted exit polling during last month's presidential election to ask you people if you still support the legal distribution of medical marijuana in town.
According to the LMU data about 56 percent of those who weighed in last month at city polls would vote to support “the cultivation, prescription (recommendation), and distribution of medical marijuana.”
Twenty-six percent said they wouldn't; 18 percent said they “don't know” how they would decide.
Whites (about 75 percent) and African Americans (about 70 percent) were the biggest medical weed supporters.
Folks of Asian descent (about 57 percent) and Latinos (about 56 percent) had lower rates of support.
Men (about 70 percent) had slightly more enthusiasm for this medicine than women (about 67 percent).
The biggest age group to say we need this weed? You guessed it: The 18-29 set weighed in with 74 percent supporting the medical cannabis biz.
Only 40 percent of Republicans said yes to medical pot. You can exhale, though: There aren't that many of them around here.