I was once a Costco customer, but after realizing that I don’t need an industrial sized tub of mustard very often, I decided to not renew my membership. However I believe I have changed my mind after reading my grandma’s March 2012 edition of the Costco Connection. In this month’s edition of the publication, Costco dedicated a page to the marijuana legalization debate. The article asks Costco customers “Should Marijuana Be Legal?” with the Drug Policy Alliance’s Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann arguing the ‘pro’ side and Robert DuPont, founding director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, arguing the ‘con’ side.
The online version of the article allows readers to vote yes or no. I am very proud to say that as of the writing of this article (11:55 am PST on March 11, 2012) the results are 89.7% voting yes, and only 10.3% voting no. Of course, I have to point out that you don’t have to be a Costco customer to vote in the survey (I certainly don’t have a Costco membership right now), but it still goes to show just how many people support marijuana legalization. Opponents of marijuana legalization can go to the site just as easily as supporters of marijuana legalization.
Below is the article itself. Make sure to go to the Costco website to vote today! Maybe it will send a message to other companies that marijuana consumers are everywhere, and we vote with our dollars!