The case for the legalization of marijuana, known most commonly as pot, is making huge strides. This year Colorado started allowing the recreational growth, distribution and consumption of pot. Washington state is next to follow in allowing recreational use. Having allowed the medicinal use for a while now, they are the first state to make a law which — even though it is in direct conflict with the federal laws against it — allows the use of a controlled amount of recreational pot.
As of this year, 20 U.S. states allow for the use of medicinal marijuana So are other states likely to follow? The Summit Daily reports that, according to a popular opinion poll, more than three-quarters of the people who participated in the poll think, Yes. Opinion polls are like a slice of pie. They represent the average of American society. Therefore, if three-fourths of those polled think that pot will eventually be legalized for recreational use, then three-fourths of the U.S. more than likely feels the same way.
So where does your state stand? You can always do an internet search by state to look at which states have ballot initiatives coming up, much like Florida does this year. And right now any trending topic centered on marijuana attests to it’s growing popularity, that is reaching far beyond just the use of it as a medicinal supplement or treatment.
The Pew poll also polled the public’s opinion on drug abuse. Thirty-two percent saw drug abuse as a crisis in the nation, while 55 percent saw it as a serious national problem. Fifty-four percent also said that they thought that pot legalization would lead to more underage young people trying the popular plant.
However, of the 1,821 adults that participated in the poll, a majority of them still seemed to support the legalization of marijuana which in turn speaks for a large percentage of the American public.
Summit Daily: http://www.summitdaily.com/news/10883368-113/marijuana-percent-drug-legalization