Nearly nine out of ten Americans — including 80 percent of self-identified Republicans — now say that marijuana should be legal if its use is permitted by a physician, according to a nationwide Fox News telephone poll of 1,010 registered voters. The poll, released today, was conducted under Read More »
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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has stated although he doesn’t personally believe cannabis should be legalized, the current penalties are overly harsh, and he supports I-502 & Amendment 64. “I want things to be decided more at a local basis, with more compassion. I think it would make us as Republicans different,” Paul said. Lets hope the GOP absorbs more Libertarian ideals.
The Kansas Senate Thursday approved a bill requiring welfare and unemployment benefits recipients to undergo drug tests if there is “reasonable suspicion” they are using drugs. But the definition of “reasonable suspicion” includes having worked in a field where drug testing is prevalent. Democratic legislators successfully amended the bill... Read More »
The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a “reasonable suspicion” drug testing bill for welfare recipients. House Bill 1483 advanced to the state Senate on a 78-17 vote. The bill would require all adult recipients of Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) benefits to undergo an assessment to see... Read More »
Democrats in the Iowa state Senate on Wednesday introduced a bill that allows the use of medical marijuana for qualifying conditions, and the creation of non-profit mmj dispensaries. The legislation has little chance of becoming law because of opposition by Republican lawmakers.
Sixty-four percent of Americans oppose federal interference in state laws that allow for the legal use of the substance by adults, according to a random sampling of 1,015 adults by Gallup. On Election Day, voters in Colorado and Washington approved measures allowing for the personal use of cannabis by those age 21 Read More »
The third different poll in less than a week to report a majority favoring marijuana legalization was released Wednesday, with the pollster saying the results showed marijuana legalization was “just a matter of time.” The Quinnipiac poll asked if “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United Read More »
A CBS News poll released this week has support for marijuana legalization at an all-time high, with as many Americans now saying it should be legal as saying it should not. Some 47% of respondents said it should be legal, while another 47% were opposed. This poll marks the first Read More »
Measure 80, Oregon’s marijuana legalization initiative, continues to trail in the polls as the clock ticks ever closer to election day. According to a new poll conducted for The Oregonian and released Tuesday, the measure is losing among likely voters, with 49% opposed and 42% in favor. Of the three Read More »
Colorado is a tightly-contested swing state. According to the Real Clear Politics average of recent polls, Republican challenger Mitt Romney holds a vanishingly narrow lead over President Obama of 47.9% to 47.7%. In a national election that appears to be growing tighter in the final weeks, Colorado could end Read More »