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Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High. 64% of Americans favor legalization.

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Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High: Gallup Poll

Nearly two-thirds of Americans back the move.

64% percent of Americans favor making marijuana legal ― up four percentage points from last year and 52 points from 1969.

Looks like big government Republicans are finally starting to support legalization of weed.

In another first for the poll, a majority of Republicans ― 51 percent ― back legalizing marijuana, an increase of nine percentage points from the 2016 survey.

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Seems like Sessions lost his nerve about cracking down on state legal pot.
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Seems like Sessions lost his nerve about cracking down on state legal pot.
I never understood why Republicans like Sessions are so against weed.

If they advocate for small government, being against something like weed seems hypocritical.

I still think it's because they side with big corporations who push the anti-weed narrative in the 1960s.

I don't think weed is the gateway drug.

Legal drugs are the gateway drug. Drugs like legal painkillers.

Now we have an opiod problem.
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I never understood why Republicans like Sessions are so against weed.

If they advocate for small government, being against something like weed seems hypocritical.

I still think it's because they side with big corporations who push the anti-weed narrative in the 1960s.

I don't think weed is the gateway drug.

Legal drugs are the gateway drug. Drugs like legal painkillers.

Now we have an opiod problem.
You know how they got their start, right?

It was a way to persecute Mexicans and Blacks back when whites didn't smoke pot.

And prohibitionists needed jobs after alcohol was legalized.
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Turns out it makes states a ton of money that otherwise would go to criminals, provides an alternative to opiates, and hasn't caused the fall of society in legal states.

Pretty much a no brainer, unless you're somebody like Sessions.
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You know how they got their start, right?

It was a way to persecute Mexicans and Blacks back when whites didn't smoke pot.

And prohibitionists needed jobs after alcohol was legalized.
I always thought is was funded by Big Pharma and Big Tobacco since the 1960s.

Weed can be an alternative natural drug.

Weed competes with tobacco for those looking for a smoke.

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Great news.

A nation of potheads will be tough to beat.
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I would love to see federal legalization. Look at the money flowing into Colorado (the blueprint for doing it right as I have heard). Massive tax benefits, and a lot of probable medical benefits makes it seems like a no brainer.

I don't even use pot, and I want it legal.
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It was a way to persecute Mexicans and Blacks
Still is today. That and the 3-strikes laws.
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It seems the government is finally starting to listen to the will of the people. Too bad prior administrations and parties in power didn't do this but better late than never. Now we need this listening phenomenon to spread to other issues.
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It seems the government is finally starting to listen to the will of the people. Too bad prior administrations and parties in power didn't do this but better late than never. Now we need this listening phenomenon to spread to other issues.
How is the government listening? Have you heard our current AG?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/toma...4bde7927d1
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How is the government listening? Have you heard our current AG?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/toma...4bde7927d1
Starting to listen.
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Starting to listen.
Where's any evidence that anybody is starting to listen, especially in this administration?
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Where's any evidence that anybody is starting to listen, especially in this administration?
On a plane about to take off but take a look at the 2nd post in this thread.
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It seems the government is finally starting to listen to the will of the people. Too bad prior administrations and parties in power didn't do this but better late than never. Now we need this listening phenomenon to spread to other issues.
https://www.drugs.com/article/csa...ule-1.html
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