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On the quiet, the US is legalising marijuana

Posted by invizweb on November 8, 2009

I think former guest Raymond Wiley of Disinformation the Podcast for posting this story.

Andrew Sullivan wrote for the Times (UK) Online.

Now look at the polling on the question. In 1970, 84% of Americans supported keeping marijuana illegal. Today, that number has collapsed to 54%. The proportion believing that marijuana should be legal has gone from 18% at the end of the 1960s to 44% today. On current trends, a majority of Americans will favour legalisation by the end of Obama’s first term. In the western states, 53% already favour legalising and taxing the stuff. Support for legalisation is strongest among the young — the Obama generation — but has climbed among self-described Republicans as well.

Read the entire article here.

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