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Poll: Support for legalizing marijuana is really... high


Pun unquestionably intended.

Via CNN:

In a major turnaround from past decades, a majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, according to a new poll.

The CNN/ORC International survey released Monday also indicated that the number of people who say smoking pot is morally wrong has plunged.

Fifty-five percent of those questioned nationally said marijuana should be made legal, with 44% disagreeing.

With so many Americans now hitching a ride on the weed wagon, what's next?  

The Washington Examiner's Charlie Spiering wonders if a decrease in drinking age requirements might not be far behind:

A frequent argument cited by marijuana proponents is the general culture of lawlessness surrounding a prohibited substance. This is especially common for underaged drinkers who are more likely to drive and binge drink at events centered on alcohol.

A significant number of high school seniors have experienced alcoholic beverages while simultaneously dodging the law and their parents. When the prohibitive culture is replaced by a more permissive college drinking culture, young people are forced to learn their lessons on alcohol with their peers. ...

The physical and financial cost on enforcing the largely unheeded prohibition of alcohol for underaged adults are resources perhaps better spent on preventing dangerous crimes such as drunken driving.

None of these arguments, however, are as popular as the common sense argument based on this general sentiment: If an 18-year old American can die for his country in the military, vote and/or serve on a jury, he should be allowed drink openly with his fellow adults.


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