Poll finds majority support for legalizing marijuana

For perhaps the same reason that polls show an uptick in support for gay marriage, a Pew Poll reveals majority support for making marijuana use legal. I am hardly an expert but if you look at polls covering social issues over the past year, you will note that the winds are definitely blowing left - with the significant exception of abortion where pro-life forces have been able to hold their own and even increase support for life in some polls. If the change were based solely on demographics, the increase in support would be gradual - evolutionary instead of revolutionary. But I wonder what these polls will look like six months or a year from now? Will the pendulum swing back? For the first time in more than four decades of polling on the issue, a majority of Americans favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A national survey finds that 52% say that the use of marijuana should be made legal while 45% say it should not. Support for legalizing marijuana has risen 11 points since 2010....(Read Full Post)