I’m not saying that having Donald Trump as president is making everyone wish they were high, but a new poll reveals that Americans’ attitudes about the use and legalization of marijuana are quickly changing.
Gallup has been doing polls on public support for and acceptance of Mary Jane for nearly half a century. Their latest poll found that public support for the legalization of cannabis now stands at 64 percent, the highest they have ever recorded.
While most Americans have consistently supported legalizing weed since 2013, this is the first time that Gallup has recorded a majority in Republican support for cheeba decriminalization. Fifty-one percent of people who identify as Republican now support legal pot, up 9 points from last year. Seventy-two percent of Democrats and 67 percent of independents also believe ganja should not carry a criminal penalty.
Most states have some form of legal chronic. There are 29 states that allow either recreational or medical bud. It is also legal in the District of Columbia, even though I have long believed that herb was the only explanation anyone could have for liking go-go music (to be fair, I have never heard a go-go song when I was sober).
Now that Gallup has released this poll, we can add grass to the long list of things that the American people agree on but Congress will never pass, including commonsense gun control, universal health care, tax reform and a bill outlawing people from talking to God on Facebook.
But I have a sneaky suspicion that one night, someone is going to catch Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell, Jeff Flake and Bob Corker in a Capitol Hill closet hitting a blunt with John McCain’s chemo marijuana. I won’t even call them liars or hypocrites if they claim they were doing bong hits to get some background information on proposed legislation. I try not to judge people. Anyway, it’s time for me to go do some “research.”
Read more at Gallup.