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Support For Marijuana Legalization In Washington Grows

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marijuana legalization support washingtonWashington voters approved marijuana legalization on Election Day in 2012. Washington was one of two states that did so during that election, Colorado of course being the other one. Oregon also voted on marijuana legalization that year, but lost. Fortunately Oregon was successful two years later, along with Alaska and Washington D.C.. Washington has had a much bumpier implementation of marijuana legalization compared to Colorado, but according to a recent poll, support for marijuana legalization is even stronger than before in Washington, despite the issues. Per Public Policy Polling:

Over the last couple elections voters in Washington legalized gay marriage and marijuana, and enacted background checks on all gun sales. Our newest poll in the state finds that all three of those new laws are even more popular now after being implemented than they were when voters first approved them.

Also in 2012 Washingtonians voted to legalize marijuana usage by 12 points. Now voters in the state say they support marijuana being legal by 19 points, 56/37. 77% of voters say marijuana being legal has either had a positive impact on their life or no impact at all, with likewise only 22% claiming marijuana legalization has affected them negatively.

Washington voters were on the leading edge of legalizing gay marriage, marijuana, and extended background checks. And since those policies went in effect the verdict has been no big deal, leading to their increasing popularity.

Apparently there is no buyer’s remorse in Washington. Marijuana opponents stated over and over during the campaign that an approval of marijuana legalization on Election Day would be something that voters would come to regret. If this poll is any indication, those predictions were clearly wrong. Polling in Colorado has shown similar results as far as a boost in support for legalization after marijuana was legalized.

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  • Guy Foster

    im actually a hill billy but my red neck friends smoke it .

  • Spoken like an ignoramus with NO industry experience in Colorado.

  • Spoken like an ignoramus with NO industry experience in Colorado.

  • justsaying

    Actually I have been all around the world and drivin in many different countrys thank you for asking. But I can tell that you like big government envolved in your life. In my travels I have seen the result of more govenment and while it may sound good to you on paper in the real world things fall apart. See the thing is govenment(s) programs don’t need to make money! They can waist and widdle the tax payer dollars and have no rusults. But when private entities have to do this thing called “compete” they have to give a better product or service or they are out of busness. I would suggest taking some basic economics courses. I find Americans(I have duel citizenship) are very lacking in what money is and how it works. Thank for playing now back to the childrens table with you while the adults are talking.

  • justsaying

    Actually I have been all around the world and drivin in many different countrys thank you for asking. But I can tell that you like big government envolved in your life. In my travels I have seen the result of more govenment and while it may sound good to you on paper in the real world things fall apart. See the thing is govenment(s) programs don’t need to make money! They can waist and widdle the tax payer dollars and have no rusults. But when private entities have to do this thing called “compete” they have to give a better product or service or they are out of busness. I would suggest taking some basic economics courses. I find Americans(I have duel citizenship) are very lacking in what money is and how it works. Thank for playing now back to the childrens table with you while the adults are talking.

  • shmuelman

    Ever been to a country where there is no DMV? You think some private company would do it better or cheaper, after the CEO pays himself $50 million?
    I know, teh gubmint! The reason for this problem is not “teh gubmit” because “teh gubmint” did a great job in Colorado.

  • shmuelman

    Ever been to a country where there is no DMV? You think some private company would do it better or cheaper, after the CEO pays himself $50 million?
    I know, teh gubmint! The reason for this problem is not “teh gubmit” because “teh gubmint” did a great job in Colorado.