Support For Marijuana Legalization Now At an All-Time High

Support For Marijuana Legalization Now At an All-Time High

Colorado is closer to becoming at least the 15th state to allow medical pot for post-traumatic stress.

Support for legalization differs by age, but not by much. They outlined the importance of the Cole Memo and said they're "ready to have further discussion on how these important federal policies work in our states. Whether it's a storage area or what, it's not your average home that's going in", said Harvey, adding she has no opinion on using marijuana as medicine. They also called it a social justice issue, saying the legislation would end the arrests of people for low-level drug crimes and save the state money on law enforcement. "Getting this out of the illegal market, taking some of those dealers off our streets, restricting access by youth, these are all really good reasons to do it, over and above the financial benefit", said State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (IL-14), co-sponsor. 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. In Oregon, the tax ranges between 17% and 20%, depending on the city and county. That's almost a 3-to-1 rebuke of what Sessions is moving toward doing. Only 33 percent believe that it should still be kept illegal, which is a 3 percent drop from previous year. That is one of the concerns the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police have with the bill.

"I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in February regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance.

USA begins moving missile defense system to deployment site in South Korea
Tillerson will be "very vocal" about nations enforcing sanctions on North Korea, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said. Pyongyang launched a missile one day after the 105th birthday of late founder Kim Il Sung on April 15.

"We estimate that doing it this way could generate revenues of up to $350 million to $700 million", said Senator Heather Steans, according to Fox32Chicago. And on top of that, most people think marijuana is less unsafe than most other drugs, and only 23 percent think legalizing pot leads to an increase violent crime.

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana for Americans ages 21 and older, and 29 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana.

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