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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:02 PM

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Feds to Let States Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization

While the Obama administration is deliberating how to handle the newly approved marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington State, one thing they will likely pay attention to is popular opinion. Regular Americans overwhelmingly see marijuana legalization as a statesí rights issue and do not want the federal government to interfere with the will of the electorate in either state.

A new Reason-Rupe Public Opinion poll found a majority of Americans do not want federal resources used to inhibit any aspects of the new legal marijuana system in these two states. The poll found 72 percent donít want the federal government to arrest people for using marijuana in these states, while only 24 percent want federal law enforcement deployment.

Similarly, the poll found 68 percent donít want the feds arresting people for growing marijuana and 64 percent donít even want the feds to arrest people for selling marijuana. As long as individual are following state law they should be left alone.

Interestingly, the survey found that 47 percent support legalizing marijuana for recreational issue while 49 percent oppose it. While the country is still divided on the merits of legalization, even many of the people who donít think legalization is a good idea would still oppose having the federal government interfere. As far as most Americans are concerned, the voters in both states have spoken and the federal government should respect that.

http://justsaynow.firedoglake.com/2013/02/01/americans-overwhelmingly-want-feds-to-let-states-move-forward-with-marijuana-legalization/

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:15 PM

1. Gosh, Obama keeps saying every other things should be 'left to the states to decide' such as who

is equal and who is not, so if he is at all consistent one would think they would rush Carney out to be very clear that this should all be left up to the States, like Carney does each time the President implies that gay people should have equal rights. Why are they deliberating on this when on the far more important issues of human equality they are almost instantly at the mic with 'up to the states, of course, has not changed on that'?
Hypocrites at a certain point just get boring and dull. They become a droning noise in the background, start hanging around with the likes of Hagel and then later, they wonder why the midterms went so poorly...

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Fri Feb 1, 2013, 05:17 PM

2. I want the Federal Govt. to reschedule MJ to at least admit it has some medical uses. Tobacco

Kills when used as directed so does alcohol.
You can get a prescription for morphine, codeine, any prescribed drug you want.
Why not this herb that has never been shown to cause any harm to anyone?

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