This has nothing to do with marijuana laws. The discussion about marijuana laws has to do with the role of the government in dictating what you can put into your body, the reasonability of such laws based on health and social concerns, and the cost of such laws from law enforcement. This is about the government, not the employers.
Like I said many times already, I don't use marijuana or any other illegal substances. This is not about "not wanting to get in trouble" or about "losing my job". This is about sane policy based on evidence, reason, and even a little common sense.
There are many things that are bad for you. Marijuana is one of those substance. It is just good common sense to keep it illegal so that usage will not increase. Legalization would result in government taxation and the hiring of more union workers.
the legalization should go back to the other thread, this isn't about that.
Increased Support for Legalization of Marijuana
The public is divided over whether the use of marijuana should be legal or not; half (50%) oppose legalization while nearly as many (45%) favor legalizing marijuana. Support for legalizing marijuana is up slightly since March, 2010; and over the past 40 years – drawing on trends from Gallup and the General Social Survey – support for legalizing marijuana has never been higher.
Young people under the age of 30 favor legalizing the use of marijuana by a 54%-42% margin. Opinion is divided among those in middle age groups. Those 65 and older are broadly opposed to legalization (66% illegal, 30% legal).
A slim majority of Democrats (53%) favor legalizing the use of marijuana, while 43% are opposed. Support is particularly high among liberal Democrats, 66% of whom support legalization. Republicans, by contrast, oppose legalization by a wide 67%-30% margin and there are only modest differences between conservative Republicans and moderate and liberal Republicans– majorities of both groups oppose legalization. Independents are divided in their views: 49% say marijuana should be legal, 45% illegal.
About as many favor as oppose legalizing marijuana among those with some college experience. By contrast, those with no college experience oppose legalization by a 55%-40% margin.
no, not really
Combine that with this conservative commissioned poll that says 52% of Americans favor legalization and I'd say the pendulum is swinging away from you.
Growing marijuana is not legal in any state even in a f....up state like CA. Plus, holding up Arnold as poster boy for legal marijuana, who is a lying scum bag politician, really advances the cause.
Let's see, do you live in a red or blue state?
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