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Zogby Poll: Majority support legalization

Today a new Zogby poll has been released that for the first time found a majority of Americans (from now on referred to as 'Maricans') want to see pot legalized.

Salem News has the story:

Voters were asked: "Scarce law enforcement and prison resources, a desire to neutralize drug cartels and the need for new sources of revenue have resurrected the topic of legalizing marijuana. Proponents say it makes sense to tax and regulate the drug while opponents say that legalization would lead marijuana users to use other illegal drugs. Would you favor or oppose the government's effort to legalize marijuana?"

The results showed a decisive majority of 52 percent in favor with 37 percent opposed and 11 percent not sure -- slightly higher than the 46 percent support reported in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released at the end of April.

We recently pointed to an ABC/Washington Post poll which determined 46 percent of Americans to be in favor of pot legalization. Could the pendelum have swung over the tipping point this fast? Was it the way the question was worded? Are polls an accurate reflection of public sentiment? Who knows.. A more reliable picture of the situation can probably be obtained by acknowledging that these numbers oscillate within a certain range and that it may be prudent to average over the last 3 polls or so. Anyway, lots of good news these days!

Posted By Morrison at 2009-05-06 20:42:29 permalink | comments
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Bruce Cain. : 2009-06-07 10:24:47
Re-Legalize Personal Cultivation with "No Taxes and No Regulation." If you can grow tomatoes you should be able to grow Cannabis.

I am recommending that all Marijuana Legalization groups, throughout the planet, endorse the my model: The Marijuana Legalization Policy Project (MERP) Model. I have provided texts to my series of videos on MERP which can be read in over 30 different languages. My name is Bruce Cain and I began the Global Movement to Re-Legalize Marijuana in 1990 with the "International Drug Policy Day" events. I will now be helping to better organize future Global Marijuana March events in order to establish Marijuana Legalization world wide. Please go to the following internet link and read my articles on MERP in your own language.

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Chaderzzz. : 2009-05-17 12:53:54
Hey cigarettes more harmful than pot...seriously the government wants everyone to beleive that pot is the gateway drug...honestly i beleive that tobacco is the gateway drug...cuz most people smoke cigarettes before they ever touch pot
sergio. : 2009-05-13 20:00:10
Sou contra a legalização da maconha, pós acho que traria um grande aumento da criminalidade e violencia generalizada mundialmente falando, muito mais do q/ se tem visto até agora...
hemplobby. : 2009-05-08 14:21:23
Yes, I think we are over the hump, but don't let the decriminalization agenda get confused with legalization.
Free hemp - tax and regulate pot for adults, it's to good for kids.
Kay Lee. : 2009-05-08 11:29:46
Until you legalize you cannot regulate!
david. : 2009-05-08 11:28:36
taxing, reglulating marijuana will create a diversion from alcohol, and tobacco. It will create safer neighborhoods AGAIN after 40 yesrs of waging the drug war on otherwise innocent people. The reason why they are arrested is because they are not supporting alcohol profit. When you are drug tested for a potiential job SHOW ME ALCOHOL on the drug test, but if you test positive for anything on that test and (alcohol isn't there), you are denighed employment. This is GREED by big alcohol, and obviously the government stands behind this insanity. It was our government through Hillary Clointon that promoted all the death and blood spilling in Mexico. she also told Isreal after all the killing in Gaza...800 palitinians dead, not counting children. that the united states stands with isreal NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO. I think maybe 10 to 15 people were injured in Isreal. We need to change the way we do things. We need to get past this and wage war on greed before it wages war on us. To have people denighed employment and or arresting people for not supporting alcohol profit is outright damaging, and an insane policy, and promoting bloodshed in Mexico is just plain wrong.
Skywolf. : 2009-05-08 09:26:19
We've known for years we have the support of the people. It's time for govt to catch up and end this stupidity of prohibition
Steven Eisenhauer. : 2009-05-08 07:33:31
jake. : 2009-05-07 18:48:21
christ, i'm tired of the repooplicans effing everything up...
JB. : 2009-05-07 17:47:51
"phrased strongly" yes

"useless" no

T. : 2009-05-07 15:11:39
That's a pretty useless poll. It's basically a question phrased strongly in asking you to answer pro-legalization.
corey. : 2009-05-07 14:20:19
it just seems to make since , nothing else has worked ! and it seems to really help people who need it and its natural
cultivatorX. : 2009-05-07 12:30:48
Hell yeah. Its the only smart thing we can actually pull off in this ignoramus country the replubicans have built for us.

Legalize industrial Hemp first. Use it to fuel the US green revolution (cut zero trees down per year for our paper, grow for fiber and resins to replace ALL petrochemicals, and harvest seed & oils for nutrition.

Or be an idiot and do what the paper and chemical companies want so they can profit.

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