Tag: Poll

  • Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

    April 2, 2011 – Legalizing marijuana use has been a debate that waxes and wanes in various political climates but has always remained a hot issue with smoking embers. However, a recent poll finds most Americans support legalizing the drug. Several states have legalized it for medical purposes and some have considered legalizing it in…

  • Most Ohioans Support Medical Marijuana, Pollsters Say, But State Lawmakers Shy Away

    Most Ohioans Support Medical Marijuana, Pollsters Say, But State Lawmakers Shy Away

    April 11, 2010 – Although polls show most people in Ohio support the legalization of medical marijuana, politicians in the state aren’t eager to tackle the issue. COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans of all races, income levels, educational backgrounds and ideologies tell pollsters that they support allowing Ohio doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients. But…

  • Older Generation ‘Going to Pot’

    February 22, 2010 – More older people in the US are using marijuana as a recreational drug, figures have shown. The number of people aged 50 and older reporting marijuana use increased from 1.9% to 2.9% from 2002 to 2008, according to surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The rise was…

  • More Teens are Smoking Pot

    More Teens are Smoking Pot

    December 15, 2009 – While use of drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine has declined among U.S. teens, more adolescents are smoking marijuana, according to the results of an annual survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed some 47,000 eighth-graders, high school sophomores and high school…

  • Support for Legalizing Marijuana Grows Rapidly around U.S.

    November 23, 2009 – The same day they rejected a gay marriage ballot measure, residents of Maine voted overwhelmingly to allow the sale of medical marijuana over the counter at state-licensed dispensaries. Later in the month, the American Medical Association reversed a longtime position and urged the federal government to remove marijuana from Schedule One…

  • Medical Marijuana Poll: Most L.A. Voters Support Dispensaries

    October 25, 2009 – More than three-quarters of the voters in Los Angeles County want to see medical marijuana dispensaries regulated, rather than prosecuted and forced to close, according to a poll released today by a national organization that supports marijuana legalization. The poll, completed Monday and Tuesday, also found that 74% support the state’s…

  • Report:Parents Prefer Pot to Alcohol – Alcohol More Dangerous than Marijuana

    Report:Parents Prefer Pot to Alcohol – Alcohol More Dangerous than Marijuana

    August 30, 2009 – The United States is torn on whether or not marijuana is harmful or actually could be used for a healing intervention. There are many studies, articles, and doctor’s perspectives on this issue. But, what are the true facts? According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, Fifty-one percent (51%) of American adults…

  • Majority of Americans (51%) say Alcohol is More Dangerous than Marijuana

    August 29, 2009 – Is marijuana legalization slowly moving closer to the finish line? Perhaps. In the court of public opinion it seems more and more obvious that there is a growing acceptance of illegal drugs, all the while polls point to nothing more than a smoke-filled haze of public perception on alcohol and drug…

  • Is Marijuana the Answer to California's Budget Woes?

    Is Marijuana the Answer to California's Budget Woes?

    July 23, 2009 – Proponents of marijuana legalization have advanced plenty of arguments in support of their drug of choice — that marijuana is less dangerous than legal substances like cigarettes and alcohol; that pot has legitimate medical uses; that the money spent prosecuting marijuana offenses would be better used on more pressing public concerns.…

  • No Allure of the Forbidden Fruit-Inside Holland's "Half Baked" Pot Policy

    Amid Calls for Marijuana Legalization in the U.S., a look at the Lessons of the Dutch Approach July 14th, 2009 – When it comes to the debate over legalizing marijuana, even the president of the United States has a hard time keeping a straight face. After legalization questions got high ratings in an online town…