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Poll Shows 69 Percent of Americans
Favor Legal Weed, a New Record High

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Posted By: zoidberg, 4/16/2021 3:12:04 PM

Public support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high. According to pollsters at Quinnipiac University, 69 percent of all Americans and clear majorities in every demographic group now favor the legalization of marijuana. That's up from 51 percent of Americans who said they favored legalization in 2012, the first year Quinnipiac included questions about marijuana in their national surveys, and up from 60 percent who backed legalization in 2019. (Snip) Support isn't just growing, it is broadening. The Quinnipiac poll found that 78 percent of self-identified Democrats, 62 percent of self-identified Republicans, and 67 percent of self-identified independents favor legalization.


Prohibitionists are going to lose, as they should.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 4/16/2021 3:27:10 PM (No. 757005)
Sapping the ambition of a whole generation. All the folks that I know the smoked much of this were satisfied getting a menial job, a crummy apartment and just sliding by, getting high while getting by. Sad to see.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: JHHolliday 4/16/2021 3:35:35 PM (No. 757013)
Agree with #1. My brother was an actor in Hollywood for a number of years. He had several friends who loved the weed and were stoned most every night. He said they were always talking about the big screenplay they were about to write or a blockbuster novel. He went back some 35 years later and, yes, they were still talking about getting started on that script or novel.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: zoidberg 4/16/2021 3:40:30 PM (No. 757017)
Big difference between users and abusers. There are people who drink responsibly, and some who are alcoholics. Similarly with weed, there are occasional indulgers, and there are the wake-and-bakers.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: columba 4/16/2021 3:51:58 PM (No. 757031)
I don't
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rand Al'Thor 4/16/2021 4:13:15 PM (No. 757051)
Oh, wow.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/16/2021 4:25:15 PM (No. 757066)
D U D E !!!! How cool is that !!! C'mon man . Party at Joe's house. Hunter's buying.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 4/16/2021 4:25:59 PM (No. 757068)
I've smoked weed since Jr.High and excelled in sports, business, finance and music. Many of my friends have suffered more damage due to liberal/magic al thinking than to the effects of judicial, moderate, mild hallucinogens like THC. It's called Liberty . Look into it.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: formerNYer 4/16/2021 4:35:04 PM (No. 757073)
At all time high! LMAO!!! Like guns, alcohol, automobiles and anything else in this world there are those that know how to use it responsibly and those that do not. Pfft! to all those that do not.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 4/16/2021 4:50:28 PM (No. 757087)
Ah, yes! They have successfully demonized smoking tobacco because of the harmful effects on the lungs and heart like cancer and stroke respectively, but it's OK to inhale weed, which by the way, will also harm the lungs and heart. Can anyone tell me the difference? At least tobacco didn't give one a high and impair thinking.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/16/2021 4:54:10 PM (No. 757088)
Count me in the 31%.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: AltaD 4/16/2021 5:02:29 PM (No. 757099)
I've argued with friends and families over this for decades. Legalize and tax it. We pay outrageous taxes when buying beer or wine, pot smokers should pay too.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: pmcclure 4/16/2021 5:03:39 PM (No. 757102)
So our entire nation is sliding down the slope to become the equivalent of a drug-infested homeless tent camp?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/16/2021 5:23:40 PM (No. 757117)
We are slipping quickly into the 1960s mentality. Young people question what good are we young people, why can't I get ahead, what's in it for me, there's nothing to look forward to, and because of these things we hate Amerika. Yes, #1, "sapping the ambition of a whole generation". And what happens when the wealthy elite who are about to be taxed to oblivion lose interest in creating wealth? This would be a good question for Warren Buffett.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley 4/16/2021 5:46:08 PM (No. 757138)
I never touched the stuff and will not allow it in my hose. I dont much like what it does to people. Still, the war on drugs has been a dismal and expensive failure. A kid can now get weed with less hassle than a pack of cigarettes. People want it, and like booze, guns, tobacco and other things controlled by Uncle Sam, they will get it. Better to waste our resources elsewhere.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/16/2021 6:00:08 PM (No. 757153)
So who exactly is going to take up arms and fight the TRUE insurrectionists and mass invaders from the south once the nation is stoned? Oh, and by the way, are all you dopers OK with your Captain and First Officer being stoned on your next flight? How about that Neurosurgeon that's removing the brain tumor from your skull? Better realize LAWS exist to protect SOCIETY and aren't some silly boundary to fun.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/16/2021 6:19:52 PM (No. 757175)
So who exactly is going to take up arms and fight the REAL leftist insurrectionists and mass invaders from the south once the nation is stoned? Oh, and by the way, are all you dopers OK with your aircraft's Captain and First Officer being stoned on your next flight? How about that Neurosurgeon removing the brain tumor from your skull? Better realize LAWS exist to protect SOCIETY and aren't some silly boundary to fun.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Faithfully 4/16/2021 6:57:23 PM (No. 757210)
It is legal in my community. I do not bother with it. It keeps the police free to deal with other problems. Yes, users are losers.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Strike3 4/16/2021 7:35:51 PM (No. 757241)
The poll, if true, only means that Americans are getting dumber by the day, an observation that can be made without a poll.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/16/2021 8:54:51 PM (No. 757280)
OK.... then smoking tobacco should be OK, too. How does the 69% feel about that? H Y P O C R I S Y
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hershey 4/16/2021 9:27:07 PM (No. 757300)
Yeah man, get another 'toke' make ya feel sooooo good man, com'on man lets do another...when I came back from overseas the freaking idiots running the government now were laying in the grass smoking grass...times don't really change all that much...they can get zoned out and still get their bennies from the gummint...or call for a home delivery with their obamaphones...and yea #12, they'll all vote democrat...
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Noj15 4/16/2021 10:48:02 PM (No. 757346)
Old boomer here. Grew up in the SF Bay area during the 60's. (you should've been there). I first smoked a joint in 1966. A frequent user to this day. I have had conversations with my counselor. She tells me that many people use weed and "manage their lives with it." I owned a operated a very successful business for 35 years. You enjoy your Xanax and let me take a puff or two. It's a natural product of nature. It has been found in Egyptian tombs. I chose this method of self care and coping. What's yours?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: judy 4/17/2021 4:32:25 AM (No. 757426)
These same people destroyed the tobacco industry?!?? Cigs bad, marijuana good, death penalty bad, abortion good, suvs bad, planes guess is marijuana is worse for your lungs than tobacco?? My generation didn’t have a drug problem, we had to work for what we have.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: ROLFNader 4/17/2021 9:29:35 AM (No. 757593)
Dude! 69%? That's like more than half!!!................isn't it????
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