Majority of Americans now support legalization of pot

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This is a really neat place, man. Where am I, man?
    This is your room, Steve.

    The times they are a changin'...

    Washington Times: Poll: Majority now say marijuana smoking should be legal

    A majority of Americans now support legalizing marijuana use — the first time public support has crossed the 50 percent threshold, according to new polling from the Pew Research Center.

    Pew found that 52 percent of Americans said marijuana use should be legal, compared to just 45 percent who said it should be illegal. The level of support has jumped 11 percentage points in the last three years.

    Support is even higher among younger American adults, with nearly two-thirds of Millennials — those born since 1980 — supporting legalization.
  2. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Many of those who support the legalization of pot are conservatives like me. We have never used pot and don't want to use pot. We just don't think the prohibition is Constitutional, and we don't want to pay the social and monetary costs of the War on Drugs.

    The War on Drugs makes us all less free, less safe and substantially poorer.
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    yep. I've voted against that at every opportunity in the past. NO MORE. legalize it all.
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  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Admittedly it will be a bit hard on us EMS types as Darwin rears his ugly head. But I consider it a small price to pay to sleep well without the fear of a bunch of thugs with badges breaking into my home on the word of some (expletive deleted) trying to stay out of jail. Or the fear of the harsh hand on my shoulder every time I use insulin in a restaurant.
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Forty years ago I mentioned in front of my then in-laws that I thought pot should be legalized; they refused to speak to me for months afterwards. MIL told her friends I wasn't fit to be the mother of her grandchildren. And I too am one of those who has never smoked it (or anything) and had no desire to do so.
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