Feds eye cannabis tracking system in legalized regime


Federal restrictions on marijuana are opposed by Republicans (63 percent), Democrats (76 percent), and Independents (72 percent); a 71 percent average.

The Marist Poll also asked whether respondents support legalizing medical marijuana, and that number is higher: a whopping 83 percent in favor.

Half of Americans have tried marijuana - more than ever reported by the poll.

Overall, the poll results represent the continuation of a dramatic shift for Americans, who not 30 years ago, in 1979, were overwhelmingly against the idea of legalized weed. While in the past, this holiday was an underground celebration of an illegal substance, today it is the feature of many companies and brands as they attempt to capitalize on the growing popularity of the herb and its culture. Indeed, the drug is now legal for at least medicinal purposes in a majority of states.

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On Apr. 12, the Colorado State Senate approved SB 17-192, a bill that would allow cannabis businesses to reclassify recreational marijuana as medical marijuana by transferring rec products to a med licensee "based on a business need due to a change in local, state or federal law, or enforcement policy". "I think it's a more unsafe drug than a lot of people realize". Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to bring back the highly successful "war" that, as you know, completely eliminated drugs from the streets of America once and for all.

The Editorial Board believes IL should legalize recreational marijuana to allocate more money to the higher education budget, which several schools, including NIU, are in dire need of to stay open.

Most Americans view marijuana in particular as safer than alcohol. Over three quarters of those 18 to 34 favor legalization, while around 60% of those 35 to 64 do. The survey also determined that there are nearly as many marijuana users in the U.S.as there are cigarette smokers.

The hearing came the day before April 20, when some marijuana users smoke in public gatherings in support of legalization. Support rises to 94-percent among people who say they have tried the drug. It's a five-point increase over past year.

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"We need to do a better job of making it more hard, at least as hard as it is to access alcohol as it can be", he said. Most are male and under 65. Both standard land-line phones and cell phones were used in the survey. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household.

Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers.

This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

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