Now that Washington and Colorado have legalized marijuana expect the highway death toll to drop even more. Yay Washington and Colorado!
UNICEF Report Indicates That Decriminalizing Marijuana Reduces Youth Usage Rates
People under the influence of mj tend to realize they are impaired while drunks think they're invincible. I can't count the times I've heard somebody who's been smoking marijuana say they were too high to drive and stayed home. I have never heard a drunk say that they were too drunk to drive. With them it's always "I'm fine, I can handle my liquor".
Up to 42 states may have medical marijuana laws by 2016. Things have really taken off since Holder has said the Feds will allow marijuana reform if done right.
The Democratic Party of Oregon supports marijuana legalization...
The California Democratic Party has officially called for the legalization of marijuana...
"Marijuana opponents claim that cops aren’t really focused on enforcing marijuana prohibition, so that marijuana legalization isn’t needed. That claim is blatantly false. Quite a bit of resources are dedicated towards busting people for marijuana in Oregon. These same resources could go towards fighting real crime, but they are instead directed towards enforcing a failed, harmful, racist policy."
by Johnny Green
"According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, marijuana use among Colorado teens has gone down slightly since the state legalized recreational cannabis use in 2012."
Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans
"Colorado roadway fatalities are down 25 percent this year from last year, and also down from the 13-year average, Washington Post reports, in another damning debunking of law enforcement officials ‘drugged driving’ epidemic."
"Review papers debunk side effects, danger of marijuana usage"
"Officer Tried to Have Oral Intercourse With 12-year-old Orphaned Boy"
Myth: Oregon Police Resources Aren’t Spent On Marijuana Enforcement
"Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol"
Kamala Harris for senator in 2016, Gavin Newsom for governor in 2014!
Kamala Harris for senator in 2016, Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018!
"The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science"
"“Lifetime marijuana use up to 20 joint-years is not associated with adverse changes in spirometric (exhalation strength) measures of lung health,” the study, featured in the medical journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, concluded...“The distinction the Emory University study makes is not new,” Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization to Reform Marijuana Laws, told ThinkProgress. “It’s ripe with citations from Donald Tashkin who has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question of what happens to people when they smoke tobacco and marijuana. This new study took things further; today these products aren’t being smoked [in a way] that the product is carbonized and there’s ash."
"Florida Legislation would Legalize Medical Marijuana, Effectively Nullify Federal Prohibition"
"Poll: 61 Percent Of Americans Want Marijuana Legalization, Smashing Previous Records"
"No, marijuana use doesn’t lower your IQ"
"Marijuana Bill Gains Cosponsors in House and Senate"
"I Thought Legalizing Pot Would Be a Disaster. But It Turned Out To Be Wonderful."
U.S. Legalization of Marijuana Has Hit Mexican Cartels’ Cross-Border Trade
"No, legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to crime, according to actual crime stats"
"Arizona Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana Use is Allowed on Probation"
"Confessions Of A Pot-Smoking Police Officer, Firefighter And Youth Pastor"
"Denver Police Use Twitter To Send A Supportive Message To Marijuana Users At The 4/20 Rally"
"Foes Of Marijuana Legalization Can't Like These New Numbers"
Pew Poll: "Support For Legalization Is Rapidly Outpacing Opposition"
"Fifty-three percent of respondents support legalization. Forty-four percent of respondents oppose the idea and three percent are undecided. "Support for marijuana legalization is rapidly outpacing opposition," pollsters opined, acknowledging that Americans' support for legalizing marijuana has risen some 10 percentage points over the past five years. Pollsters further acknowledged that legalization supporters are more likely than opponents to say that they have changed their minds on the issue in recent years."
"Supporters of legalization more likely than opponents to have changed minds."
"Among the public overall, 30% say they support legalizing marijuana use and have always felt that way, while 21% have changed their minds; they say there was a time when they thought it should be illegal. By contrast, 35% say they oppose legalization and have always felt that way; just 7% have changed their minds from supporting to opposing legalization."
"GSS Poll: Majority of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal"
"Fifty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalizing marijuana – an increase of nine percentage points since GSS pollsters asked the question in 2012. Forty-two percent of respondents said that they opposed the idea.
GSS pollsters have been tracking Americans’ views regarding marijuana legalization since the early 1970s. In 1990, only 16 percent of respondents backed legalizing the plant. The just-reported 2014 survey data marks the first time that the General Social Survey has ever reported majority support for legalizing cannabis.
Separate national surveys by both Gallup and the Pew Research Center, among others, have previously documented that most Americans now favor legalizing the plant."
"Americans' Support For Marijuana Legalization Reaches All-Time High In CBS Poll"
"A report released last month by the Democratic-affiliated Benenson Strategy Group and SKDKnickerbocker found 61 percent of Americans in favor of legalization -- some of the highest support for marijuana legalization to date. Earlier this year, General Social Survey, widely regarded as the most authoritative source when it comes to researching public opinion, found 52 percent of Americans in support of legalization."
"The Drug Czar is Required by Law to Lie"