Message to U.S. politicians: Legalizing weed tops the list of national policies citizens want to see done

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Six in 10 people recently surveyed in the U.S. say they favour legalizing cannabis, making it the most pressing national policy issue from a list of options. In all, 61 per cent of the 1,429 respondents to the Emerson College/7 News national poll in early February report that such a policy would be a good idea, far exceeding the 39 per cent who gave any such proposal a thumbs-down. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. Top Democratic Senators say draft of cannabis reform measures will be released in “the early part of this year” He was banned from flying cannabis flags but that didn’t stop ‘America’s coolest’ official from fighting against a bizarre superstition Three interesting things cannabis research showed us in 2020 Compare the support for legalizing weed to that for other policy issues. Fifty-seven per cent of respondents report that rejoining the Paris Climate agreement was a good idea, 55 per cent who felt the same about creating a pathway to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. illegally and 54 per cent note yes to raising the federal minimum wage to US$15 ($19.05) an hour. Somewhat predictably, legalizing cannabis found greater favour among Democrats, 74 per cent of whom would support the policy compared to 60 per cent of Independents and 46 per cent of Republicans, note the poll findings. There was also a bit of a divide on the issue with respect to respondent age, but still majority support for every age group except those 65 and older. For that group, just 38 per cent of respondents favour legalizing recreational cannabis compared to 62 per cent who oppose it. The findings are in the ballpark, although less than, poll results released last fall by Gallup . In that survey,…

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