American's High on Marijuana: Poll

Discussion in 'Marijuana News' started by Superjoint, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. By Neil Graves
    Source: New York Post

    America's conservative attitude toward marijuana is going up in smoke, according to a new survey.
    The Time/CNN poll revealed that 72 percent of Americans now feel that people arrested with small amounts of marijuana should not do any jail time, while just 19 percent favored sending pot smokers up the river.

    Nearly 60 percent of Americans still want marijuana possession to be considered a criminal offense - but 34 percent now favor complete legalization.

    A survey in 1986 found that 78 percent opposed legalization, while only 18 percent supported it.

    The new poll also offered good news to activists and lawmakers who are calling for the legalization of medical marijuana: 80 percent of those surveyed said they favored dispensing pot for medicinal purposes.

    The 19 states that either allow medical marijuana or have reduced sentences to virtually nothing have been riding a wave of increasing pot use throughout the general public, the survey showed. Forty-seven percent of those polled in those states said they smoked pot at least once.

    The issue of decriminalizing marijuana is on the front burner in several states where initiatives are on ballots next week.

    Source: New York Post (NY)
    Author: Neil Graves
    Published: October 28, 2002
    Copyright: 2002 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc.
    Contact: letters@nypost.com
    Website: http://www.nypost.com/
     
  2. now thats what i like to hear, a step in the right direction.
     
  3. it's almost like the gay revolution.....






    all the potheads are coming out of the closet....!
     
  4. hhehe, that's a good one mrsdirtydingus
     

  5. why thank you Doc
     
  6. It's great to hear that smokers of the U.S.A are finally being heard!
     
  7. All this well meaning talk of legalization is bullshit unless people stand up for their right to smoke weed and actually vote to legalize.
     
  8. yeah...if only we could get those potheads still hiding in the closet to come out with all of us and vote....what a better place we would be in!
     

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