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posted by martyb on Saturday October 28 2017, @01:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the next-up?-legalize-pans! dept.

64% of Americans now support the legalization of cannabis, an all-time high since Gallup first asked the question in 1969. Also for the first time, a majority of Republicans (51%) support legalization, up from 42% last year:

As efforts to legalize marijuana at the state level continue to yield successes, public opinion, too, has shifted toward greater support. The Department of Justice under the current Republican administration has been perceived as hostile to state-level legalization. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions could find himself out of step with his own party if the current trends continue. Rank-and-file Republicans' views on the issue have evolved just as Democrats' and independents' have, though Republicans remain least likely to support legalizing pot.

Also at NPR, The Hill, NORML, and Reason.

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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by a262 on Saturday October 28 2017, @02:38AM (3 children)

    by a262 (6671) on Saturday October 28 2017, @02:38AM (#588525)

    The most important thing that has to happen for *true* legalization is the right to grow one's own supply. Without that, we're still restricted. Give me the right to grow my own plants and do with them as I choose, and I'll be just fine.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 28 2017, @03:26AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 28 2017, @03:26AM (#588546)

    I consider it a mildly poisonous plant. It's not for human consumption.

    It's pretty. It's resistant to bugs. It would be perfect growing under the windows in front of my house.

  • (Score: 2) by frojack on Saturday October 28 2017, @05:39AM (1 child)

    by frojack (1554) on Saturday October 28 2017, @05:39AM (#588585) Journal

    *true* legalization is the right to grow one's own supply.

    In what states is it legal to purchase for recreational use, but illegal to grow your own? (Its a real question, I really have no idea).

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    • (Score: 3, Informative) by takyon on Saturday October 28 2017, @05:48AM

      by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Saturday October 28 2017, @05:48AM (#588587) Journal

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction [wikipedia.org]

      Sort by the second column (the colors - get green to the top).

      For Washington state, it says "The state allows licensed growers to cultivate marijuana, but does not permit personal growing in one's home except for medical use." For Nevada there is no info in that column.

      Everywhere else with legal recreational has allowed plants, usually six, to be grown in one's home. And if you can grow six legally, you can probably get away with 50 with nobody caring.

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