Public support for medical and recreational marijuana hits all-time high

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 11:41 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff An increasing number of Americans are in favor of national legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, and few support a federal crackdown in states that have legalized marijuana for either purpose.…

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Does research support Ann Coulter’s claim there’s a racial correlation to lying about weed use?

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 5:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff Do scientific studies find African-Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot?” The statistic was one of several incendiary claims about marijuana made by columnist Ann…

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Canadians Support Expungement of Marijuana Criminal Records

A recent poll reveals that a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records. It has certainly been interesting to follow the national trends in our northern neighbor Canada for cannabis legislation and overall public opinion about cannabis as we try to navigate this territory in the United States.…

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Caveman Jeff Sessions Can’t Understand Cannabis Support

CAVEMAN JEFF SESSIONS DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY HIS ANTI-CANNABIS POLICIES ARE NOT POPULAR Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty odd years; cannabis legalization is very popular lately with close to two thirds of the US population behind the idea that legalizing weed is something we should…

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Americans split on whether Trump should take tougher approach to marijuana, even though they support MMJ

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 1:55 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 1:55 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according…

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44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to maintain their hands-off enforcement position toward states that have legalized medical marijuana. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican lawmaker…

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Support for marijuana legalization surging, except Republicans or those over 65

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 2:19 pm • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 5:21 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Public support for marijuana legalization surged in 2016, according to data just released from the General Social Survey. Last year 57 percent of Americans told the survey’s pollsters that they “think…

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Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization, want feds to step off

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 1:16 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Americans are increasingly in favor of legalizing some form of marijuana — especially medical — and a majority across the board think the federal government should leave legal states alone. A…

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