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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 05:38 PM

60 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization -- times are changing

Source: the hill




By Justin Strekal, opinion contributor — 10/30/19 04:30 PM EDT



According to a poll released last week by Gallup, there appears to be no buyer’s remorse on the part of the American people when it comes to their support for the legalization of marijuana. In fact, as more states move to end cannabis criminalization, Americans’ support for legalizing and regulating marijuana has only grown stronger.

Sixty-six percent of Americans now say that they endorse legalization, a total that is consistent with other recent polls and that is nearly 30 percent higher than 2012 totals — when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize adult marijuana use.

A separate nationwide poll also released last week by PPRI (the Public Religion Research Institute) similarly reported that two in three Americans support legalizing and regulating the plant.

The new Gallup poll finds that support for legalization is held by majorities of Democrats (76 percent), Republicans (51 percent), and Independents (68 percent). Further, every age demographic below 65, representing the overwhelming majority of the taxpaying public, would rather their dollars be spent to regulate cannabis, not incarcerate its consumers.

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Read more: https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/468162-60-percent-of-americans-support-marijuana-legalization-times-are

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riversedge Oct 2019 OP
LakeArenal Oct 2019 #1
BigmanPigman Oct 2019 #2
Igel Oct 2019 #3
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. The thing we don't want

is the cannabis industry taken over by corprists like John Boehner!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:31 PM

2. The only reason the GOP wants it is for the $$$$$$$$$

it brings to states.

In San Diego the total tax is now over 30%!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 07:58 PM

3. And yet that was one of the arguments for legalization ...

made by (D).

And one of the reasons that the California, that outpost of fascist rightwing thinking (I guess) said was a good reason to legalize it.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 30, 2019, 08:14 PM

4. Riverside would rather close dispenceries

than collect the fat pool of tax receipts...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 04:04 AM

5. This is very good news

I hope this information leads to sensible legalization legislation at the national level. It's way past due.

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