Poll shows Nevada marijuana initiative in dead heat!
Source Evan Ravitz
Date 02/07/24/01:47

If you want to see the war against pot smokers end, please support
this initiative. From the Marijuana Policy Project. -Evan

Dear friend:

A statewide public opinion poll in Nevada -- released yesterday by the
Las Vegas Review-Journal -- shows that the Marijuana Policy Project's
ballot initiative campaign is in a dead heat!

Fully 44% of the voters say they plan to vote for the initiative, 46%
say they are opposed, and 10% are undecided. And this poll described
our initiative simply as providing that "possession of three ounces or
less of marijuana by a person aged 21 or older is not a cause for
arrest." The results would have tilted our way if the voters would
have also been told that our initiative imposes penalties for driving
dangerously while under the influence of marijuana, distributing
marijuana to minors, and smoking marijuana on public transportation.

In a political campaign where both sides are running neck-and-neck,
the side with the most money wins. Would you please visit to donate $10 or more to the Nevada initiative
campaign? "Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement" is our PAC in

If we run a professional campaign and the polling remains close until
mid-October, we will win on Election Day if we can afford to run hard-
hitting TV ads at the end of the campaign. Your donation will be used
to pay for these ads.

DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson has already spoken out against our
initiative when he was visiting Reno on July 11, saying, "That would
leave Nevada with one of the most liberal policies on drugs -- what
kind of tourism will Nevada attract?" The Las Vegas Review-Journal --
the largest newspaper in the state, which had already endorsed our
initiative -- responded by lampooning him with a second editorial.
Please see for an archive of this news coverage.

Please help us defeat Asa Hutchinson, U.S. Attorney General John
Ashcroft, Drug Czar John Walters, and other cruel federal officials
who like the fact that more than 700,000 Americans are arrested every
year on marijuana charges.

Would you please donate $10 or more at ?


Since we announced on July 16 that MPP's voter initiative to end all
marijuana arrests would appear on the Nevada ballot this November:

* 433 subscribers on this e-mail list have donated a total of $14,415
* 61 subscribers said they cannot afford to donate
* 21 people unsubscribed from this e-mail list

Unfortunately, 44,485 subscribers have not yet responded. If you are
in this group, would you please go to or the
bottom of this message to choose one of the three options above for
how you want to participate (or not participate) in the Nevada

If you and most of the other subscribers on this list would each
donate $10 or more between now and Election Day, this will generate
all the money we need to run hard-hitting TV ads in Nevada at the end
of the campaign ... which will catapult our initiative to an historic
victory on November 5.



If approved by a majority of the voters, our ballot initiative will
eliminate the threat of arrest and all other penalties for adults who
use and possess up to three ounces of marijuana. Second, it will
require the state government to implement a system whereby adults
could obtain marijuana through a legally regulated market, rather than
from the criminal market. Third, it will allow seriously ill patients
to obtain marijuana at a lower cost than non-medical users. And,
fourth, it will impose common-sense restrictions that the voters
demand, such as imposing penalties for driving dangerously while under
the influence of marijuana, smoking marijuana in public, and providing
marijuana to minors.

In short, this ballot initiative will end the government's war on
responsible marijuana users, thereby allowing the police in Nevada to
focus their time and resources on murder, rape, robbery, and property
crimes. "Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement" is the right name
for our campaign committee.

To see the text of the initiative, please visit .
And, if you like what you see, would you please use the contribution
form on that Web site to donate $10 or more to this historic campaign?

I want to thank you in advance for your generosity.


Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.

P.S. With only 105 days until November 5, we don't have much time
to raise the substantial sum of money that is needed to run
hard-hitting TV ads at the end of the campaign. Please visit right away to donate $10 or more. Thank

P.P.S. By donating $250 or more now, you will receive a videotape of
all of the campaign's hard-hitting TV ads in October, as well
as all of the TV news coverage of the Nevada campaign.

P.P.P.S. Our first-ever national conference will begin two days after
Election Day in Anaheim, California. To join us for what will
hopefully be a victory celebration, please register at .

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