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Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches Historic High Of 58 Percent

By Ian Millhiser on October 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm

"Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches Historic High Of 58 Percent"

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Only two states, Colorado and Washington, allow the recreational use of marijuana, and marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Nevertheless, a new Gallup polls suggests that Washington and Colorado are at the forefront of a national trend. Fully 58 percent of Americans now support legalization:

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As the nation grows increasingly comfortable with marijuana use, the Obama Administration’s policy on the drug is somewhat incoherent. Although DOJ announced in August that prosecutors should scale back prosecutions of marijuana dispensaries that are “demonstrably in compliance with a strong and effective [state] regulatory system,” at least one particularly aggressive U.S. Attorney says she does not expect a “significant change” in her office’s practice of targeting model medical marijuana dispensaries in compliance with state law.

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