War On Marijuana Losing SupportSubmitted by Diamond Dog on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 14:07
By Julie Mack
KALAMAZOO, MI – Among the texts I received on election night was one from my 23-year-old daughter. “Weed wins!” she wrote.
Was that really her take-away from Election 2012? Well, no. But she said she was pleasantly surprised that Colorado and Washington voters agreed to decriminalize marijuana while the Michigan cities of Kalamazoo, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint and Ypsilanti all moved a step closer to making pot more legally available.
These times, they are changin’.
In 1990, 81 percent of the American public opposed the legalization of marijuana. This was an era when the crack epidemic was raging, “Just Say No” was part of the popular lingo and marijuana was seen by many as a “gateway” drug that could lead to cocaine, meth and heroin.
A majority of Americans under age 65 support legalizing pot, according to a poll by Washington Post-ABC News released Wednesday.