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Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal

Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Say Private Consumption Of Cannabis Should Be Legal
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
August 13, 2014

Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that adults ought to legally be able to consume cannabis in the privacy of one’s own home, according to results of a nationwide HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey released late last week.

Seventy-two percent of self-identified Democrats and 70 percent of Independents said that the private consumption of cannabis should be legal. Republican respondents endorsed private consumption by a margin of 50 percent to 39 percent.

Fifty-five percent of respondents – including 62 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of Independents – also said that they supported statewide laws seeking to tax and regulate the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis to adults, such as those recently enacted in Colorado and Washington. By contrast,… Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Is on Your Ballot

In a little over a week, we the voters will elect representatives who will make momentous, sometimes life-or-death decisions on our behalf. As a patient and advocate of medical marijuana, I am motivated this election by strong, bipartisan support for this medicine — up to 80 percent in recent polls. If you are part of the majority of Americans who support cannabis access for medical purposes, you don’t need to be in the three states with an initiative on the ballot to weigh in. My organization, Americans for Safe Access, has created a tool that allows you to make your vote for Congress a vote for medical marijuana, by grading members of Congress on their record on this issue: VoteMedicalMarijuana.org.

Based on their record since 1997, VoteMedicalMarijuana.org grades Members of Congress up for reelection on a pass/fail basis. Those who have generally voted for access to medical cannabis… Continue reading