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Here's Why Some Believe Prop to Legalize Marijuana Won't Pass

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With seven months until November, some political observers believe the passage of marijuana legalization will be difficult, according to the San Bernadino Sun.

Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College, says that although there has been polls showing it passing at this point, he says that law enforcement will be a strong opponent. "We'll see a lot of messages tying marijuana use to the use of harder drugs," he said. "And even though ... it limits it to people over 21, the opponents will point out it will be very easy for younger people to get their hands on it."

He also says young voters, the ones more likely to vote yes on the prop, come out in fewer numbers at midterm elections. And fundraising will be a problem, too, because of the stigma tied to contributing--contributions are a matter of public record.

And, lastly, Pitney says the Woodstock crowd are now older and have families, possibly changing their view on marijuana.

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