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Majority Of Americans Back Marijuana Legalization

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, April, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

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The majority of Americans say that marijuana is safer than alcohol and believe that its use should be legal, according to nationwide polling data compiled by CBS News.

Fifty-three percent of respondents answered ‘yes’ to the question, “Should marijuana use be legal?” That is the highest level of support ever recorded by CBS pollsters since they began posing the question in 1979. Forty-three percent of respondents opposed legalization.

Males, younger voters, and Democrats were most likely to support marijuana’s legalization. Seventy-four percent of those who acknowledged having tried marijuana said that the plant ought to be legalized, compared to just 35 percent who have never used it.

The majority of respondents (51 percent) agreed that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol. Only 12 percent of respondents said they believed that marijuana was more harmful than booze, while 28 percent said that both substances were equally harmful.

Forty-three percent of respondents acknowledged having consumed marijuana, an increase of nine percent since 1997. Seventy-five percent of respondents said that it would not matter to them if a Presidential candidate admitted having tried it.

On the question of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, 84 percent of respondents supported allowing physicians to authorize cannabis therapy to their patients.

The CBS News poll is the latest in a series of national surveys showing majority support for legalizing and regulating marijuana.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/cbs-news-poll-majority-of-americans-back-marijuana-legalization/


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Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Illegal Drugs

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

While the Missouri legislature can barely loosen their collective sphincter to allow the passing of an ultra-restrictive medical marijuana program, one snidely lawmaker is working to ensure the state gets its fair share of the illegal drug trade.

Earlier this month, State Representative Shawn Rhoads submitted a proposal (House Bill 1138) that aims to generate tax revenue from marijuana and other illegal drugs by implementing a hypocritical policy that forces drug dealers to shell out a percentage of their dope proceeds to supplement the state’s coffers.

The goal of this seemingly ridiculous measure is to follow in the footsteps of some 20 states across nation that require members of the black market drug trade to purchase state-issued tax stamps and apply them to their products. This method of financial madness, in turn, holds the proprietors of back alley dope slinging operations responsible for reporting their taxable income to the state.

Interestingly, although many characters of the underground working as amateur pharmaceutical representatives consider this controversial form of taxation a laughable matter, the law can actually come with some serious consequences for the ones who find themselves busted without tax stamps on illegal contraband.

In 2008, The New York Times reported that tax officials in Tennessee penalized a young dealer to the tune of $11,506 after he was caught selling marijuana-infused Rice Krispie Treats at a concert – a small fine in comparison to another dealer busted in the Volunteer State, who was charged $1.1 million for smuggling just over 42 grams of weed without tax stamps. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/missouri-lawmaker-proposes-taxing-illegal-drugs


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It's the weekend, time to relax.

Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, April, 25th 2015 by THCFinder


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Baby Boomers Increasingly Behind Legalizing Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Sat, April, 25th 2015 by THCFinder

The support for legalizing marijuana has grown rapidly over the last decade but the oldest Americans aren't ready to sign off on it yet. Four states and Washington, D.C. have passed measures legalizing marijuana, and today 53 percent of Americans favor legalization and 44 are opposed. In 2006, those numbers stood at 32 percent in favor of legalization and 60 percent opposed, according to a survey from Pew Research Center.

The numbers have grown because of support among Baby Boomers, the group that came after them, Generation Xers, and the most recent generation, Millennials (those 18 to 34).

Some 68 percent of Millennials, 52 percent of Gen Xers and 50 percent of Baby Boomers, those 51 to 69, support legalization.

What's holding the numbers back are those 70 to 87 who are known as the Silent Generation with only 29 percent favoring legalizing marijuana.

"We know this generation expresses more conservative views on a range of issues-- marijuana, marriage equality and others-- and they came of age when opinion was predominantly against legalization of marijuana," says Alec Tyson, a senior researcher at Pew. "There has been a modest shift in their views. They have become slightly more likely to favor marijuana legalization but they came in age at a time when opinion was lopsided against legalization and landscape was much different in terms of state laws that allow medicinal or recreational use as you see today."

Only 8 percent of the Silent Generation supported marijuana legalization in 1997, showing that group has gained some acceptance of the issue. From a previous survey by Pew, that generation was more likely to say it's morally wrong, Tyson says.

"We do know that generation has much more negative views of the harms of the drug itself," Tyson says. "They're more likely to see it as dangerous and harmful." (Remember, that's the generation that grew up with the film Reefer Madness).

Read More:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/buck-wargo/baby-boomers-marijuana_b_7079040.html


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