1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.
    PLEASE HELP

All time high: New poll shows two thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization.

  1. detoxin momma
    A record percentage of US adults, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data released today by Gallup.

    Sixty-four percent of adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by Gallup since they began asking adults their views on legalization in 1969, which began at 12%. The following year NORML was founded.

    “At a time when the majority of states now are regulating marijuana use in some form, and when nearly two-thirds of voters endorse legalizing the plant’s use by adults, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or moral perspective to maintain the federal prohibition of marijuana,” said NORML Political Director Justin Strekal. “It is high time that members of Congress take action to comport federal law with majority public opinion and to end the needless criminalization of marijuana — a policy failure that encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, and disproportionately impacts communities of color.”

    Gallup.png
    Source: Gallup

    Partisan-Breakdown.png
    Source: Gallup

    There are multiple pieces of legislation now pending that would deschedule marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and allow states to regulate marijuana for responsible adult use in a manner similar to alcohol. You can click here to contact your member of Congress to support HR 1227, The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act.

    Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to the practice of arresting marijuana consumers. As a nonprofit public interest advocacy group, NORML represents the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who consume marijuana responsibly, with over 150 chapters across the United States and internationally.

    Legalize marijuanaFor nearly 50 years, NORML led the successful efforts to reform local, state, and federal marijuana laws — as well as to change public opinion. Today, NORML continues to lead this fight through our legal, lobbying, and public education efforts.

    Among other activities, NORML serves as an informational resource to the public and the national media on all topics specific to cannabis, marijuana policy, and the law; lobbies local, state, and federal legislators in support of reform legislation; publishes a regular newsletter; hosts an annual conference; places op-eds and letters to the editor in newspapers throughout the country, publishes timely and important reports and white papers, and serves as the umbrella group for a national network of citizen-activists committed to ending prohibition and legalizing marijuana.

    Our efforts are supported by thousands of people throughout the country as we work to advance marijuana reform in all 50 states and the federal level.

    Original Source

    Oct 25, 2017, norml

Comments

  1. Alfa
    @detoxin momma please remove the image from the top of the article. Its already on the right top.
  2. perro-salchicha614
    I find articles that make federal legalization in the US sound imminent kind of misleading, personally. While a majority of Americans *overall* may favor legalizing cannabis, the fact is that the group that's most likely to oppose legalization (older folks) is exactly the one that tends to turn out in the highest numbers on election day. If our drug policies seem like something from the Dark Ages, it's because they're being made by people who were elected by older voters.

    Turnout_by_age.png

    FT_15.02.27_agePtyMJ_420px.png
To make a comment simply sign up and become a member!