50% of Americans Now Favor Legalizing Marijuana

50% of Americans Now Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Should Marijuana be made legal, or not?

Support for the legalization of Marijuana has reached an all time high.  According to a poll, recently published, more Americans are now in support of legalizing the drug than those opposed.   The poll shows that a record high of 50% of Americans are in favor of the legalization of marijuana.   That is up from 46% last year.

When Americans were first polled in 1969, a mere 12% were in favor of legalization.  That support rose to over 30% in 2000 and 40%
in 2009.  This October, the same poll has shown that a record high 50% of Americans favor legalizing Marijuana.

With growing support for the legalization of marijuana, pressure may build to bring laws in compliance with the people’s wishes and many states have done just that.  To date, 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use and many states have passed laws which decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

But it is still a crime in North Carolina to possess, smoke, buy or sell marijuana.  It is also illegal to possess drug paraphernalia
such as bongs, smoking pipes or rolling papers that are used for marijuana.

If you have been charged with a drug offense I urge you to call The Gurney Law Firm.  Mr. Gurney is a criminal defense attorney in Raleigh and handles all types of drug offenses.  Mr. Gurney is a former Wake County Magistrate and has handled thousands of criminal cases.  This includes drug related arrests, search warrants and bond hearings in Wake County, North Carolina.

Talk to a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer now at (919) 930-4027.


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