Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Obama, Health Reform, and the War on Terror

The most recent article at my CAIVN column:

"You read that right. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults has more widespread support than President Obama's administration. Pot legalization is also more popular than the recent health care bill that passed in Congress and has higher approval ratings than our handling of the Global War on Terror...

On page four of AP/CNBC's poll report, respondents were asked if they thought the U.S. should treat marijuana and alcohol similarly. 44% thought that marijuana shouldn't be treated any differently than alcohol, while another 12% even wanted less strict rules for marijuana than for alcohol- making a whopping 56% in favor of pot legalization."

Read the whole thing here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

We already seen how much concern the government has for our desires.

W. E. Messamore said...

I'm not sure I understand your comment- what are you referring to?

Eric Sharp said...

It's only a matter of time before Congress needs to use this as a way to get re-elected. If they botch everything else, and pass this their constituency will probably still support them.

W. E. Messamore said...

Interesting thought, Eric. I wonder if it's true. I'm inclined to think it might be.

Donald said...

The American people have made their choice regarding legalization known in poll after poll (except the ones sponsored by anti-legalization groups the Feds sponsor) and yet they continue to ignore us - most of them anyway. And Obama, I thought he was with us but it appears as if he has decided to continue with keeping it illegal; which also means continuing to bust thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens (i.e. severe fines, incarceration, and a felony criminal record). This makes absolutely no sense!!! Legalize it and stop the lying and hypocrisy!

Iain said...

One question in these difficult economic times that doesn't seem to get a lot of attention is the economic benefits that would flow from the legalization of cannabis. Not only would there be a significant new product to tax (think alcohol and cigarette excise), there would also be a drop in policing costs, court costs etc regarding managing the current illegality. So, as well as the many other reasons supporting legalization, we also have an economic reason for legalizing cannabis as well (revenue raising and expenditure saving). Should have bipartisan support!

I've just started a petition to show support for legalization of cannabis so please think about signing up here: >> http://thelegalizationofcannabis.com/petition-3/

Tomika Picerno said...

it looks like states that have not made marijuana legal will have to come up with a better reason to keep marijuana illegal since the tide is slowly shifting in the favor of legalisation

Billy said...

Great post. Canada is next on the legal list.

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