Marijuana and America haven’t always gotten along very well. The sticky-icky has been like a mistress that it keeps on the side and only visits during episodes of Adventure Time and SpongeBob SquarePants. Now it’s one tiny step closer to being able to sit at the table with the rest of the family like whiskey and cigarettes. [Lead image from Shutterstock.]
A poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that a majority of Americans support legalizing the stuff in the period since Colorado and Washington passed measures to allow its recreational use. After asking nearly 2,000 registered voters, 51% of those polled support such a measure while only 44% oppose legalization. If you look only at voters aged 18 to 29 years old, support jumps to 69% for, with a mere 29% against.
Just imagine if this became the first step to a legal weed nation. Prison populations would significantly dwindle. Glaucoma would be another disease of the past like the bubonic plague and polio. And the rocketing stock prices of Domino’s, Nabisco and Frito-Lay would pull the global economy out of the dumper.
We figured we’d check out how close COED’s readers compare to the average American voter, so feel free to participate in our very official poll below…
via CBS News