HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ A new Quinnipiac University poll shows a majority of Connecticut residents support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The registered voters surveyed support the idea 52 to 45 percent. Among those 18 to 29 years old the margin was 80 to 20 percent. Those over 65-years old opposed the idea 61 to 34 percent.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: on July 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban storefront medical marijuana dispensaries and to order them to close or face legal action. The council also voted to instruct staff to draw up a separate ordinance for consideration in about three months that might allow dispensaries that existed before a 2007 moratorium on new dispensaries to continue to operate. It is estimated that Los Angeles has about one thousand such facilities. The ban does not prevent patients or cooperatives of two or three people to grow their own in small amounts. Californians voted to legalize medical cannabis use in 1996, clashing with federal drug laws. The state Supreme Court is expected to consider ruling on whether cities can regulate and ban dispensaries. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)Medical marijuana (Getty Images)