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CBS News Poll confirms troubling data for legalization and medical marijuana proponents

 

http://blog.norml.org/2011/11/18/cbs-news-poll-confirms-troubling-data-for-legalization-and-medical-marijuana-proponents/

 

The latest poll to ask the American people their opinions on medical marijuana and marijuana legalization reveals some disturbing trends for opponents of marijuana prohibition.

 

 

According
conducted at the end of October, a slim majority of 51 percent continues to think that marijuana use should be illegal. But support for specifically allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana for serious medical conditions – or legalized “medical” marijuana – is far stronger: 77 percent Americans think it should be allowed.

 

CBS’s poll compares well to the bulk of polls on the issue over the past two years, which have ranged from 40% to 46% support for full-legalization. It’s interesting to note that no news organization has ever shown a poll with majority support for full-legalization; the five polls showing 50% or greater support all come from Zogby, Angus Reid, and Gallup.

 

Still, even though most Americans support this, just three in 10 believe that the marijuana currently being bought in this country under state-authorized medical marijuana programs is being used in the way it has been authorized: for alleviating suffering from serious medical conditions.

 

In previous posts we’ve noted the gap between medical-only and full-legalization has shrunk from 44% to 20% in the Gallup Polls. This CBS poll shows 77% nationwide for “Do you think doctors should be allowed to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses?” but also shows only 31% of the country believes “marijuana that is purchased in this country through state authorized medical marijuana programs is being used to alleviate suffering from serious medical illnesses”. Majorities of Republicans (62%) and Independents (51%) and a plurality of Democrats (44%) believe “most of it is being used for other reasons”.

 

As usual, people between the age of 18-29 support legalization (52%) as do liberals (66%). Greatest support geographically is again found in the West (48%). But surprisingly, the Midwest (43%) beats the Northeast (41%) in support and Independents (48%) have greater support for legalization than Democrats (45%). Also as usual, and still vexing for legalization proponents, is the gender gap of 11 points between men (46%) and women (35%).

 

Tags: CBS News, Gallup, legalization, medical marijuana, polls

 

 

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Yes .. a hard fight.

 

It should be easier in Michigan. Our government has been kind enough to slam down hard on patients and caregivers.

 

That shows abuse. Very clearly.

 

It also shows the absolute refusal to obey the voters. As they refuse to obey the law, they help build our support.

 

The main problem that that has to be overcome is the desire to stay silent.

 

If "they" do all the media talking, "we" lose everything.

 

Some claim that staying quiet will protect us. I disagree. That is EXACTLY what "they" want.

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Think about this .. only 31% believe medical use is what is taking place.

 

Yet still .. 77% favor the availability.

 

They favor the availability even when they don't believe it is being used medically.

 

Good point !!!

 

You can trust a 'poll' about as far as you can a 'politician'.

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I believe legalization can pass in Michigan. If we can show the public the abuse that has been taking place by the ag, it will build our support. Unfortunately, bs would be happy to use the surplus medical marijuana cash to campaign against it. It seems he is already using this money to reply to protest postcards being sent. If the majority of voters knew what the ag was doing to patients, the whole truth untainted by bs's lies, the support would be overwhelming. After all, it's a plant and it does not get people shot, beaten or ran over like alcohol does.

Most people believe we should be able to do what we like in the privacy of our homes, as long as it is not hurting anyone. Just the fact that it will keep the drug cartel's out of Michigan and keep money in our state should be reason enough.

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This article is total nonsense. Support for medical has remained constant, around 80%. Support for legalization has moved from 30% to 50%. 80-30=50, and 80-50=30. Yes there's a smaller gap now. But how on earth does this have any significance? The data looks GREAT for us. Screw these CBS trolls and their naysaying gibberish.

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I believe legalization can pass in Michigan. If we can show the public the abuse that has been taking place by the ag, it will build our support. Unfortunately, bs would be happy to use the surplus medical marijuana cash to campaign against it. It seems he is already using this money to reply to protest postcards being sent. If the majority of voters knew what the ag was doing to patients, the whole truth untainted by bs's lies, the support would be overwhelming. After all, it's a plant and it does not get people shot, beaten or ran over like alcohol does.

Most people believe we should be able to do what we like in the privacy of our homes, as long as it is not hurting anyone. Just the fact that it will keep the drug cartel's out of Michigan and keep money in our state should be reason enough.

 

All the polls in the world can't make up for the fact that we need to get those who support mm registered to vote. You would be suprise at how many registered voters that don't vote and how many people who sit back and complain about things aren't even registered to vote. We need to get behind a get out and vote campaign as well as get supporters registered.

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All the polls in the world can't make up for the fact that we need to get those who support mm registered to vote. You would be suprise at how many registered voters that don't vote and how many people who sit back and complain about things aren't even registered to vote. We need to get behind a get out and vote campaign as well as get supporters registered.

 

Get the word "marihuana" on the ballot. THAT has a proven track record of bringing out the vote.

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