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Majority Want Feds Out Of State Pot Laws

PRINCETON, N.J., (UPI) –  Sixty-four percent of Americans said they oppose federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where smoking marijuana is legal, Gallup said.

Americans who say they think marijuana should be legal overwhelmingly said the federal government should not get involved at the state level, as do four in 10 of those opposed to decriminalized marijuana, results of the USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday indicated.

Forty-eight percent said they thought marijuana use should be legalized while 50 percent said it should not, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said.

Voters in Washington and Colorado in November legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, putting the state laws at odds with the federal Controlled Substances Act that makes marijuana use illegal.

Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,015 adults conducted Nov. 26-29. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

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  • liberticus

    The Fed is not going to stop harassing states over pot, there is way to much money and property to be stolen thru asset forfeture laws.

  • s c

    Sorry, folks. Uncle Scam ALWAYS knows best – no matter how crazy the old _____ is or much the old fart belongs behind bars. Money is POWER, and Uncle wants every last bit of Amerika’s wealth – no matter how the old scummer gets it.
    I suggest that when Uncle Scam tells Washington and Colorado that their marijuana experiment is over, those states should tell Uncle Scam to go _____ himself. California had their chance, but they surrendered to the old fart so they wouldn’t be cut off from any easy funds that might be thrown their way. Go Washington! Go Colorado! Up yours, Uncle Scam.

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