Medical marijuana is presently lawful in 16 states around the U.S., as well as the District of Columbia. While all of these states and their voters approved of their MMJ laws, medical marijuana remains illegal under federal law. The fed’s and the different lobbyist that stuff money into the pockets of our lawmakers, keeping medical marijuana a much maligned and persecuted substance, even in states that have voted for MMJ laws allowing for its medical use. In recent months the Federal government has notched up their iron-fisted implementation of a crackdown on medical marijuana in states that dare to go forward with their pro pot legislation. The new and welcome message from the American public suggests such activities will not serve their interest come November.
When the average American was questioned, as to whether our electorate sensed President Obama would be better served by respecting state medical marijuana laws that have passed – or go against them and use federal taxpayers dollars to arrest, and put on trial, individuals who are growing or selling medical marijuana in compliance with their state MMJ laws. More than 74% of US constituents countrywide believed that our commander and chief should respect state laws, 15 % felt his goose-stepping actions were appropriate and in compliance with federal law. Another 11% weren’t sure of his actions or what they meant for our liberties as Americans.
The idea of not using federal taxpayer’s money to go after state legal medical marijuana collectives and their growers, polled well across both parties and demographics, with 75 % of Dem’s and 67% of Rep’s … and a staggering 79% of independent voters showing their well thought out support for a detached federal tactic in dealing with state medical marijuana laws.
– Should the feds be allowed to use taxpayers money to arrest and put on trial medical marijuana patients who are consuming or selling pot in compliance with state medical marijuana laws?
NATIONAL MEN WOMEN DEMS REPS INDS
RESPECT STATE LAWS 74% 73% 74% 75% 67% 79%
PROSECUTE FED LAW 15% 18% 12% 14% 19% 14%
NOT SURE 11% 9% 12% 11% 14% 7%
NATIONAL 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+
RESPECT STATE LAWS 74% 81% 76% 76% 64%
PROSECUTE FED LAW 15% 10% 17% 16% 21%
NOT SURE 11% 9% 7% 8% 15%
NATIONAL WHITE BLACK HISPANIC
RESPECT STATE LAWS 74% 73% 81% 73%
PROSECUTE FED LAW 15% 17% 7% 11%
NOT SURE 11% 10% 12% 16%