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Poll: Half of Calif. voters surveyed don't want marijuana legalized for recreational use
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' A new poll shows 50 percent of California voters don't want marijuana legalized for recreational use, but there's overwhelming support for doctor-recommended use of pot for the severely ill.
The University of Southern California Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll released Thursday shows 46 percent of respondents support legalization for recreational use by adults.
The San Francisco Bay area is the only region in the state where a majority ' 55 percent ' favors such legalization. That compares with 41 percent in Southern California and 49 percent in Los Angeles County.
The Times (http://lat.ms/MZfhMp ) says 80 percent of those surveyed support medical marijuana use for the terminally ill and severely disabled.
The statewide poll of about 1,000 registered voters was conducted May 17-21. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com