Prop 203 Appears to Have Won

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    Prop 203 Appears to Have Won; Remaining Ballots Unlikely to Reverse Trend - Phoenix News - Valley Fever

    Prop 203 Appears to Have Won; Remaining Ballots Unlikely to Reverse TrendBy Ray Stern, Fri., Nov. 12 2010 @ 6:24PM Comments (86) Categories: Election 2010
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    Andrew Myers reacts on Friday evening to vote counts that show Proposition 203 is winning by a comfortable margin
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    Andrew Myers of the Marijuana Policy Project has been on edge since Election Day.





    Then came the 5:35 p.m. update of vote results.



    Observing the results from a small office in downtown Phoenix with his girlfriend and a couple of others, his demeanor suddenly changes. Instead of looking worried, he turns giddy.



    "This is great," he says. "This is exciting."



    Proposition 203, which had trailed until this afternoon, is now leading by about 4,400 votes.



    About 8,000 early ballots and 2,000 provisional ballots remain to be counted in Maricopa County. But the pro-203 trend seen in the last few tens of thousands of provisional ballots processed bodes extremely well for the measure.



    If it took a miracle to get this thing over the hump, it looks like another miracle will be needed for it to lose at this point.


    Myers hugs his girlfriend and starts calling friends and family. Then reporters start calling.

    "We're up by a very comfortable margin now -- it feels very good," he says to one.

    Meanwhile, Carolyn Short of Keep Arizona Drug Free, the group that opposed the measure, sounds kind of stunned when we reach her by phone.

    "Of course I'm disappointed," Short says. "But I'm thrilled at how well we did."

    Short's not ready to concede yet, not with a few thousand votes still uncounted and the roller-coaster ride of the last few days.

    About 8,000 early ballots and 2,000 provisionals remain to be counted in Maricopa County, the election department reports. All other votes are in.

    The remaining votes could tip the scale back the other way. However, the early ballots have been trending about 50-50, so the "no" side won't pick up much there. The provisional ballots tended to skew so positive for 203, it seems more likely the final vote count will boost the "yes" side even more.

    UPDATE: The win is official.
     
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    yeap the cannibis marches on.

    i think it will win next time in Cali
     
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    yes the young vote will be much larger for a Presidential.
     
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    The message is that marijuana is good, tobacco is bad. Tobacco causes cancer which can be treated, and usually cured. Marijuana causes brain and genetic damage which cannot be cured.

    My 2¢......btw, I was banned for life on another board because I opposed legalizing marijuana!
     
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    we welcome retards here, welcome
     
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    Why should anyone be against medical pot use?

    I would use it but combined with all my pain meds it turns me into a right wing extremeist.
    Need to keep what mental acuity I have remaining.
     
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    cannabis is a better alternative for many who don't want to get on addictive pain pills.
     
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    Ahh the old myths:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1jB7RBGVGk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1jB7RBGVGk[/ame]

    I know quite a few people that have smoked pot all their lives have healthy good children and successful careers.
    Same as with alcohol, responsible users.
     
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    My only problem with full legalization of pot is how to test level of intoxication for DUI purposes. I do not want those stoned out of their gourds driving on the roads.

    Aside from that I think it should be sold in Liquor stores just like alcohol.
     
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    Not sure why people are so damn excited about putting chemicals in their body. Oh well.
     

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