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Wed May 23, 2012, 01:07 PM

New Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Favor Legal Marijuana

Fifty-six percent of Americans think marijuana should be legalized and regulated like alcohol and tobacco, according to a nationwide Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters.

Asked earlier this month, "Would you favor or oppose legalizing marijuana and regulating it in the similar manner to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are regulated today?" only 36 percent of likely voters opposed the concept and 8 percent were undecided.

Public opinion aside, the Obama administration has pursued an inter-agency crackdown on the cannabis industry, with raids on pot dispensaries, many in California operating in full compliance with state law. Since October 2009, the Justice Department has conducted more than 170 SWAT-style raids in nine states that allow medical marijuana, resulting in at least 61 federal indictments, according to data compiled by Americans for Safe Access.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/legalize-marijuana-56-percent-rasmussen-poll_n_1537706.html

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Reply New Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Favor Legal Marijuana (Original post)
DreamSmoker May 2012 OP
polichick May 2012 #1
ZombieHorde May 2012 #2
msongs May 2012 #3
polichick May 2012 #4
joshcryer Jun 2012 #7
joshcryer Jun 2012 #6
RainDog May 2012 #5

Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. Big pharma trumps the people AGAIN!

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:12 PM

2. I wish President Obama was within that 56%. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:17 PM

3. he is a follower not a leader. perhaps his views will evolve like for DADT repeal nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Wed May 23, 2012, 01:20 PM

4. Sad but true. He also tosses away those who attract right-wing fire...

...like Van Jones and the Reverend who baptized his children. If there's too much heat, he bails.

His views on marijuana will "evolve" when he determines that it won't cost him anything - like big pharma $$$.

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:33 AM

7. +1, plays it safe big time on many trivial issues.

Only came out for marriage equality (wishy washy "states rights") after it started polling above 50%.

Hope he realizes this is a winning issue. I think there's a chance but I could be really wrong on that count.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:32 AM

6. Give it time, imo.

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Response to DreamSmoker (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 02:32 PM

5. k&r n/t

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