Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

A whopping 61 percent of people in a recent CBS poll said they believe recreational marijuana use should be legal.

OTTAWA — The federal government is coming under fire from the opposition Conservatives for failing to disclose how much a cannabis tracking system will cost — just one of a host of proposed changes to be ushered in along with the legalization of marijuana.

Sixty percent of voters were in favor of making marijuana use legal and 34 percent were opposed, the Hamden-based university said Thursday. The percentage represents a blowback to the Trump administration, which in February threatened "greater enforcement" of federal anti-marijuana laws in states that have legalized its adult use.

"I don't know why they didn't reach out before this and ask us for our opinion and see if there's some compromise", said Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel, who represented the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, which opposes the measure.

Alex Newcombe, a 31-year-old who says he uses marijuana to help his anxiety, said he is disappointed by the Liberal legislation introduced last week. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana use. Of those surveyed, 49% said they think legalizing weed won't have any effect on violent crime, while 22% said they think legalizing marijuana will actually reduce violent crime. Pot remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government, which classifies it the same as heroin. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ― who has stated his personal opposition to weed ― has anxious some marijuana advocates with ominous comments about the supposed dangers of loosening restrictions on the nation's favorite illicit substance.

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Le Pen, who leads the National Front, has made immigration and security a core part of her campaign. "Naivety is over", she said. Although there are 50,000 police on the streets, CNN's Bitterman points out, there are 60,000 polling stations.

Brohl spoke Wednesday to a panel of IL lawmakers considering a proposal to make marijuana use legal in the state. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request.

QU said that is "also the highest level of support in any national poll".

That cannabis is growing in popularity is not particularly surprising, especially because each election, more states choose to legalize the plant in either medical or recreational forms.

"The people have been pretty clear that this is something they don't want the federal government to interfere with", said Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of OR, one of the signees and sponsor of the amendment, during a press call Wednesday. GOPers were split 46/49 on legalizing weed in CBS's data, tantalizingly close to majority support.

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