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40 Percent of Americans Say Treat Pot Like Booze

Discussion in 'Marijuana News from The USA' started by Superjoint, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. Source: NewsMax.com

    More and more Americans are saying they believe America should go to pot.
    According to a new poll a growing percentage of Americans think the government should regulate marijuana the way it regulates alcoholic beverages, and another survey last year showed that a large majority favored decriminalization of Marijuana.

    A nationwide Zogby International poll of 1,204 likely voters commissioned by the Drug Policy Alliance revealed that forty-one percent of those responding agreed that "the government should treat marijuana more or less the same way it treats alcohol: it should regulate marijuana, control it, tax it, and only make it illegal for children."

    A 2001 a USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll showed that just 34 percent of Americans supported legalizing marijuana. Moreover, the latest poll figures are almost triple the number of those who supported legalization in 1972.

    Among those backing government taxing and regulation of pot were Hispanics (65 percent). Also agreeing were approximately half of Democrats, Independents, residents of the East and West, Catholics, those with some college education, adults with household incomes over $75,000 or more, and men.

    A Time Magazine/CNN poll released last October showed that 72 percent of Americans favored marijuana decriminalization, where marijuana offenders are fined but not jailed. Forty percent of those polled favored outright legalization. That figure was more than double the percentage that backed marijuana legalization in 1986.

    Source: NewsMax.com
    Author: Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Published: Friday, June 27, 2003
    Copyright: 2003 NewsMax.com
    Website: http://www.newsmax.com/
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