Majority of Parents Support Medical Marijuana Legalization, Says Survey By Partnership at Drugfree.org

A new survey released Tuesday reveals that a majority of American parents support medical marijuana legalization, and nearly half support legalization for recreational use.

Perhaps more surprising is the unexpected author of the study: The Partnership at Drugfree.org, one of the harshest critics of drug use in the nation.

In the survey, titled “Marijuana: It’s Legal, Now What?” the Partnership addresses the growing acceptance of marijuana in the country.

“With marijuana now legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington State, for medical use in 18 states and the District of Columbia, and effectively decriminalized in 14 states, it’s clear that society’s approach to marijuana is changing dramatically,” the authors wrote.

Seventy percent of respondents said they favor medical marijuana legalization, 52 percent favor marijuana decriminalization and 42 percent favor legalization for recreational use. The Partnership interviewed 1,603 adults, 1,200 of whom were parents of children ages 10 to 19.

– Read the article at The Huffington Post.

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  1. Anonymous on

    ^^^^ Fully agree 100%. I have seen alcohol destroy so many lives but all one has to do is turn on the TV to see the commercials that tout it as being a fun and life of the party drink.

    Heck for decades ciggerate manufactures knew ciggarettes were unheathly but they continued to produce and once again tout the benefits of them on tv commercials.

    We have known for decades that alcohol causes can cause cancers and if over ingested death. Ciggerates pretty much the same thing. I cannot fathom why either of these drugs are legal when they clearly meet the criteria for schedule 1 drugs FFS alcohol and nicotine aren’t even considered drugs when they are clearly have a high tolerance for abuse.

  2. Anonymous on

    Amheiser-Busch and Phillip Morris Co are main supporters for The partnership For A Drug Free America. They make large donations every year, it is run by hypocrites and alchoholics. Well what the fuck else is new in America

  3. Anonymous on

    They are right; ban those evil drugs that are involved in the majority of traffic accidents, the majority of domestic violence incidents, the majority of assaults and a large proportion of rapes. Oh, but don’t forget the number one cause of preventable liver cancer, stomach cancer, oral cancer, rectal cancer and pancreatic cancer. Yes ban ALCOHOL now!

    What? The partnership for a drug free america isn’t calling for alcohol prohibition?

    That makes them AT BEST INCONSISTENT OR AT WORST HYPOCRITS!!!

    I’m sure they’ll be in Africa following publicity of this survey i.e. in-denial

    Ha ha, you dopey tea-totallers (not forgetting TEA IS A DRUG too).