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New Poll Shows 74% Of Americans Support Marijuana Law Reform


legalize_cannabisby Erik Altieri

A new poll, published by Angus Reid Public Opinion, looks at the changing attitudes towards marijuana possession penalties in the UK, Canada, and the United States. The poll surveyed 1,011 Americans, 2,015 Britons, and 1,005 Canadians during March of this year. The results show that an overwhelming majority of citizens in these countries no longer believe marijuana possession should result in jail time.

From Angus Reid:

Majorities of respondents in the three countries (Britain 56%, Canada 68%, United States 74%) welcome the concept of using alternative penalties–such as fines, probation or community service–rather than prison for non-violent offenders. At least seven-in-ten Britons (70%), Americans (74%) and Canadians (78%) believe personal marijuana use should be dealt with through alternative penalties. Support for similar guidelines for credit card fraud, drunk driving and arson is decidedly lower.

View the full report here.

Article NORML and republished with special permission


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  1. Vote Independent and/ or a third Party candidate to send a message to the Democratic Party & Republican Party that we don’t want there corruption any more!  Register to vote as an Independent (“decline to state”, “no party”, “non-partisan”, etc.). 

    Don’t vote for Obama or Romney.

  2. Floridabadger on

    Of course the drug war has failed!……After all wasn’t it started by Nixon!! What a good man that wasn’t!!

  3. It’s the 21st Century political Boogey Man!  Facts and reason have very little effect on these self serving tools.

  4. Nygratefulfred on

    OHBUMMER is proving to be the same old Bullshit we have always had to deal with.We don’t have a choice between the better man in Nov,we have a choice between which idiot will do the least damage over the next 4 years. 

  5. If so many people in America are for it why are no steps being taken to make it legal all over the US. Instead of signing bills that would allow the president to call a national emergency and set up FEMA camps, lives could be saved.

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