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Largest Union in Calif. Backs Pot Legalization

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marijuana calif Largest Union in Calif. Backs Pot Legalization

(AP)  A ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in California won the support Tuesday of the largest union in the state.

The 700,000-member Service Employees International Union California has 15 locals representing workers in health care, building services and state and local government.

The possibility of members operating phone banks, walking precincts and raising money makes the union a political powerhouse in the state and a strong ally for the Proposition 19 campaign.

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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/21/national/main6888432.shtml?tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain;cbsnewsLeadStoriesHeadlines

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