High Times! Marijuana Legalization Receives 50 Percent Support
The subject of the legalization of marijuana is coming up more and more. And although the Obama administration is against drugs, a new Gallup poll shows that fifty percent of Americans want the drug taxed and sold legally in the country.
In 2006, that number was at 36 percent and in 2009 it jumped to 40. The numbers have fluctuated greatly over the years since 1970 only 12 percent favored the popular drug.
With all the medical dispensaries shutting down due to the government’s actions it may seem like legalization is far away.
Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said in a statement on Monday, “No other law is enforced so harshly and pervasively yet deemed unnecessary by so many Americans.
Spending billions of dollars and arresting over 800,000 people annually for violating marijuana laws now represents not just foolish public policy but also an inappropriate and indecent use of police powers to favor one side of a cultural and political debate.”
With the momentum swinging towards the legalization of cannabis sativa, how long do you think it will be before government officials decide that marijuana can join alcohol, tobacco and fast food as vices that are harmful but lawful?