Legalizing Marijuana More Popular Than Obama, Health Reform, and War on Terror

From the California Independent Voter Network:

"You read that right. Legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults has more widespread support than President Obama's administration. Pot legalization is also more popular than the recent health care bill that passed in Congress and has higher approval ratings than our handling of the Global War on Terror...

On page four of AP/CNBC's poll report, respondents were asked if they thought the U.S. should treat marijuana and alcohol similarly. 44% thought that marijuana shouldn't be treated any differently than alcohol, while another 12% even wanted less strict rules for marijuana than for alcohol- making a whopping 56% in favor of pot legalization."

Read how marijuana legalization ranks against Obama's approval ratings, our handling of the War on Terror, and the number of Americans who support the new health care law here.


  1. I can think of a lot better ways to spend the money we have pis*ed out the window fighting the war on drugs. And creating a criminal empire in the process.

    Does taking the money to help balance the budget make any sense? Legalize it, tax it, enforce responsible behaviors with respect to its use.

    Nah... to sensible for the Feds.

  2. I can understand the War on Drugs fighting against heroine and cocaine, other hard core drugs, but marijuana isn't worth it. Marijuana can be used medicinally and isn't harmful to your body like alcohol can be.

  3. You two represent the way most Americans feel about this issue ;)

  4. I agree. It's a total waste of time chasing after "illegal" drugs of any kind. All this making things illegal is create more organized crime (and you can lump in the government there too). People that want to be bad will still do so no matter what the law states. The government needs to go back to protecting Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and butt out of everything else.

  5. Though I believe MJ is being made more benevolent than it really is, I'm relucantly with you. History shows this war on drugs is a waste of time and resources. Just look at China's reactions leading to the opium war. They got their rear ends handed to them because they made the mistake of trying to attack at the demand side of the equation and not the supply side (courtesy of Britan). The lesson is that unless you eliminate the supply, you will lose. Since we have no desire to invade Columbia or Mexico and we're not willing to go war with our own citizens (unless conservative), this war on drugs is a complete farce and needs to end. The lesson of Prohibition proves that the criminal element will die out as competition and the market will eliminate the need and desire for the criminal enterprises.


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