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For First Time, Americans
Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Gallup, by Art Swift

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 10/22/2013 4:06:24 PM

Washington, D.C. -- For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization. A sizable percentage of Americans (38%) this year admitted to having tried the drug, which may be a contributing factor to greater acceptance. Success at the ballot box in the past

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/22/2013 4:13:22 PM     (No. 9577335)

Count me OUT! That was the gateway drug for one of my children. It led to more and stronger drugs. He died in May at age 42.
Not everyone can handle it and call it just "recreation"...AND I don´t want to share the roads with stoned people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 10/22/2013 4:17:40 PM     (No. 9577342)

Gallup poll. I wouldn´t sweat it except that the Dims will use it to buy votes from stoners.

Used to be "vote for the democrat and I´ll give you 10 bucks and a cigarette". Now it will be 10 bucks and a dime bag.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/22/2013 4:38:24 PM     (No. 9577382)

#1 ~ it´s been most of a decade since the Brits discovered MJ can trigger schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

More recently 5 types of schizophrenia and bi-polar were determined to have genetic origins

In between there was a rather minor discovery that a chemical produced in the brain that cleans it out stops being produced usually some time from 19 to 29 ~ koinkydinkily the very age of onset for schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder.

Guess it´s not so minor.

Two of these findings were announced in one week. A young woman in our neighborhood who´s wrapped up her MD and looking for a specialty as she attends Harvard was INSPIRED to look at those discoveries as the very first concrete facts about schizophrenia that anyone had ever seen. She may well move on into research to cure this ancient scourge.

That´s the good news.

The bad news is random sampling public opinion polls no longer work.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: gator, 10/22/2013 4:40:00 PM     (No. 9577385)

I guess folks are beginning to think that being drunk, toned or both will make the sinking of the good ship USA a little less stressful.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 10/22/2013 4:55:06 PM     (No. 9577411)

Today´s polls don´t seem to reflect public opinion as much as attempt to direct public policy. ...pity

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/22/2013 5:14:15 PM     (No. 9577433)

In the meantime, we have spent billions to fight and otherwise control drugs with virtually no effect, while international mobs and local thugs rake in cash and create domestic mayhem and global chaos. We´ve lost countless law enforcement officers in this fool´s errand, incarcerated countless kids for minimal offenses, AND tossed aside our civil liberties in the process, besides building a huge para-military law enforcement infrastructure just looking for something to do...like grab your property in a forfeiture bust. It´s not worth it - it probably ever was.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: stencil, 10/22/2013 5:30:14 PM     (No. 9577451)

I concur with post 6.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 10/22/2013 6:10:42 PM     (No. 9577494)

As a variant of the old saying, Why only be thought a dope when you can legalize it and remove all doubt?

We will be a nation of dopes. A drugged-out, benumbed populace, a modern version of Roman "Bread and Circus".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Manbearpig, 10/22/2013 8:39:03 PM     (No. 9577666)

It´s about time!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 10/22/2013 9:01:54 PM     (No. 9577695)

Considering the quality of the health care we´ll get under Obamacare, we´ll probably need it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bob913, 10/22/2013 9:54:04 PM     (No. 9577763)

George Soros favors this. You can easily control drug addicts at voting time.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 10/22/2013 9:54:20 PM     (No. 9577765)

Why, pray tell, is smoking marijuana OK while smoking tobacco is definitely not OK?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 10/22/2013 10:08:15 PM     (No. 9577788)

#6 has it perfect,
fools errand trying to keep MJ illegal
but by all means lets keep spending billions of dollars keeping it illegal and wasting law enforcement man hours.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/22/2013 11:55:28 PM     (No. 9577887)

B.S. this is George Soros buying poll results again. No true American wants pot legalized. Pot does long term damage to the brain. Just ask any 60´s hippie who never quit. They´re losers.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: az2thsolution, 10/23/2013 12:32:50 PM     (No. 9578606)

Agree wholeheartedly with #6 and 13. Face it, the people who want to be using it are already using it. The only difference in legalizing it is the saving of millions of taxpayer dollars to stop a futile, pointless fight.

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