Prop 19 Status: Pot Measure Trailing Badly In California
Peter Tosh wants a part in the revival of the marijuana legalization movement, even if it has to come from beyond. The reggae-star’s estate released a video in the final days before Tuesday’s referendum on pot in California, featuring Tosh’s son Dave asking voters to fulfill his father’s dream.
“The song ‘Legalize It,’ from the album of the same name, became an anthem and a rally cry across the globe,” says Dave Tosh in a recognizable accent. “On November second, California can help make this dream a reality, vote Yes on proposition 19.”
If prop 19 is to have a chance at passage, however, it’ll need a big boost from Tosh’s fans. A new Field pollhas the measure trailing by seven points among likely voters, 49-42, a reversal of its September finding, when the proposition was leading 49-42. Other recent surveys have also shown a negative trend toward opposition.