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​Ah, nothing like getting back in touch with old friends. But one of the first questions you ask, when you’ve got years of catching up to do, led to an arrest after the recipient of a “So do you smoke weed?” text message turned out to now be a cop.

Amanda Williams, a reserve officer with the Early Police Department in Texas, was not amused when she received the text message Tuesday, asking about getting together to smoke some marijuana with her old friend, Steve Nash at The Brownwood Bulletin reported on Friday.
Williams, who is apparently quite gung-ho about her job and evidently lacks a sense of humor, said she had not spoken to the man in some time, and he did not know that she’s now a police officer.

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​The latest Field Poll (PDF) finds likely California voters oppose Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative, by a narrow 48 percent to 44 percent margin.

The survey’s results suggest a grim outlook for the measure, according to poll director Mark DiCamillo, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
“Historically, for measures that don’t start out with a lead, the chances of passage are much lower than those that start out with a lead,” DiCamillo said. “If they start out behind, history suggests a 10 to 15 percent chance of passing. Some do, but it’s very rare.”

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​If popular online social network Facebook is any measure of things, marijuana legalization is way more popular than all three of the major California gubernatorial candidates combined, even with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thrown in for good measure (take him, please).

Tax Cannabis 2010 has 57,244 Facebook fans as of early Wednesday afternoon, April 14, with another large influx of pot enthusiasts expected around the 4-20 marijuana holiday on April 20.
As pointed out by David Downs at East Bay Express, that’s more than all three major candidates for California governor — Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, and Steve Poizner — combined, plus Schwarzenegger.