by Scott Morgan, May 22, 2012,Everywhere you look, the public is turning further against the war on marijuana and towards reform. The latest Rasmussen poll is another big indication of where we’re headed:
A solid majority of voters nationwide favor legalizing and regulating marijuana similar to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are currently regulated. Most also don’t believe it should be a crime for people to smoke marijuana in the privacy of their own homes.
A new national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 56% favor legalizing and regulating marijuana in a similar manner to the way alcohol and tobacco cigarettes are regulated.
A slim majority like this was enough to convince the President that he could safely support gay marriage, but I don’t recommend holding your breath waiting for Obama’s pot position to “evolve” before November, or after.
Nevertheless, it’s a sign of the times, and only a fool would dismiss its significance. Individual legalization measures inevitably suffer from quibbling over the specifics, but we’re on a trajectory towards a point at which we’ll win consistently. Wait for it.
- Opponents of Marijuana Legalization are Wasting Their Time (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)