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A new high: Poll finds record support for pot legalization

A new high: Poll finds record support for pot legalization

Sixteen years after California voters authorized medical pot, two other Western states - Colorado and Washington - decided in 2012 that pot should be legal for all adults, not just sick people. If Illinois passes this, we will become the eighth state to legalize recreational smoking of the Devil's Cabbage.

Or will we have?

Angus Reid found relatively strong support for the government's plan in every region except Quebec.

Among those who think marijuana should be illegal, only half think the federal government should be involved with the states.

But the United States' marijuana experiment isn't over. The state could tax the sale of marijuana, and making it so that only locally grown cannabis can be sold would stimulate Delaware's agriculture industry.

The position is a reversal from the Obama administration's stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government wouldn't interfere in states where non-medical use of marijuana is allowed.

Among those who have never smoked pot, just 6 per cent said that legalization would make them more likely to give it a try. And women are now as much in favor of legal marijuana as men are; in previous years they were less so.

The nation's attitude toward cannabis and other drugs like opium, codeine and cocaine - which also were used in some over-the-counter medicines, and even soft drinks - began to change in the early 1920s, when the nation was in the throes of Prohibition against alcohol.

Regardless of how or why we got here, cannabist amateurs and aficionados alike will find numerous parties and activities around Portland to celebrate the holiday in one of the world's most friendly locations.

"Mandatory product track-and-trace systems are common features in other jurisdictions that have legalized cannabis for non-medical purposes", the department said. On Sunday's "Meet the Press" on NBC, he said, "Marijuana is not a factor in the drug war".

Connecticut's legalization bill this month failed to win approval from a key General Assembly committee. With a conservative-controlled Congress, it's very unlikely marijuana will be legalized.

Thursday is 4/20, and a new study shows Canadians mostly support the draft legislation legalizing pot put forward by the federal government. In 1923, the Washington Legislature passed House Bill 3, regulating "narcotic drugs", in which it included cannabis americana and cannabis indica.

In the 1970s, at least 11 states removed criminal penalties or jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Doing so could implicate them in drug money laundering, which would take away their Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation status and ultimately kill their entire business. As a result, dispensaries are forced to only accept cash, as well pay their taxes completely with cash. As Canada legal weed looms, barriers to research still standing.

This sentiment cuts across party lines: Majorities of Republicans (63 percent), Democrats (76 percent), and independents (72 percent) oppose the federal government trying to stop marijuana use in these states. Several politicians from all over the country have proposed bills this year that would lead to either the legalization of marijuana or, at minimum, the decriminalization of marijuana.


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