In a recent Gallup Poll, more than half of those surveyed wanted to follow the lead of Washington state and Colorado by legalizing marijuana.
It’s the first time that a clear majority of Americans supported this action.
In a red/blue and divisive world, 58% of citizens are saying “don’t harsh my mellow.”
Legalization will be a sensible seminal step to pull back from the disastrous drug war that America has been fighting aggressively since the Nixon Presidency. It has filled the prisons, ruined communities and disproportionately targeted the poor and minorities.
Legalizing marijuana will free up resources for other public safety concerns. And then, pot will be taxed. Like cigarettes and beer, this can provide an elastic source of revenue for the states.
Besides, weed has shown to be effective in helping people with a wide range of ailments, thus the term “medical marijuana.”
In an analysis of historical poll data, it was revealed that few issues carry more aggregate support than lawful pot.
Currently the approval rating of Congress is 11%, up from 5% during the shutdown. More than five times the number of people want legalized pot.
You do the math.