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Majority of Louisiana voters now support legalization and taxation of marijuana


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At a time when several states are decriminalizing marijuana, the American Civil Liberties Union released a poll Thursday that shows slightly more than half of Louisiana voters favor treating pot almost the same as alcohol and cigarettes.

A majority — 53 percent of the 636 Louisiana voters surveyed July 31 and Aug. 1 — said they support taxing and regulating marijuana for use by people over the age of 21.

Thirty-seven percent opposed legalization, according to the survey conducted by Public Policy Polling, of Raleigh, N.C., which handles largely Democratic candidates.

The poll seems to suggest that older respondents in Baton Rouge are more supportive of reshaping Louisiana law to reflect something like that of Colorado and Washington, which regulates and taxes marijuana.

Of people questioned between the ages of 35 and 49 in the New Orleans area, 43 percent supported liberalizing marijuana.

The highest group of supporters were in the 18-to-34 age category. Statewide, 63 percent in that age group supported changing the law.

In Baton Rouge, where close to 50,000 college students live, the highest group of liberalization supporters, 67 percent, came from those between 35 and 49 years of age, according to the poll’s “crosstabs.” Only half the respondents in the 18- to 34- year-old category backed regulation and taxation.


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Turkey_Creek_Tiger
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Yes We Can!





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Yes We Cannabis!


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I wish that the drug legalization movement had the energy and momentum of the gay marriage movement.





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Would be good to get a southern state on board. Maybe Louisiana is the first.





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A majority — 53 percent of the 636 Louisiana voters surveyed July 31 and Aug. 1 — said they support taxing and regulating marijuana for use by people over the age of 21.


What was the actual polling question here?

I don't necessarily take this to mean a "majority" "now support legalization." I'd really be surprised if that was the case in La.






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I wish that the drug legalization movement had the energy and momentum of the gay marriage movement.



It does. It actually has support. The gay marriage movement is a media creation.






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What was the actual polling question here?


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Q7 Two states -- Colorado and Washington -- recently changed their laws to allow marijuana to be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, for legal use by adults age 21 and older. Would you support or oppose changing Louisiana law to regulate and tax marijuana, with stricter regulations than for alcohol?

Support..........53%
Oppose...........37%
Not sure.........10%


Sorry for no link. I don't think full poll results are public yet.






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Q7 Two states -- Colorado and Washington -- recently changed their laws to allow marijuana to be regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol, for legal use by adults age 21 and older. Would you support or oppose changing Louisiana law to regulate and tax marijuana, with stricter regulations than for alcohol?



Seems rather craftily worded to get the desired result. The bold part especially.

You have to realize, a straight up, are you for or against legalization, type question likely wouldn't be anywhere close to those results in La.?

And don't interpret my point as thinking it has anything to do with what I personally feel on this issue.






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I am actually just starting chemotherapy and wish that medical marijuana was legal in Louisiana. Sucks for me.





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A majority — 53 percent of the 636 Louisiana voters surveyed July 31 and Aug. 1




Really decatur. Surveying 600 people on 1 day, and that is a litmus for the entire state?

I'm not arguing for or against, but this survey is worth as much as Obama's "red line" and his economic policy.






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Seems rather craftily worded to get the desired result. The bold part especially.


I think it's a fair way to ask

You have to mention regulation together with legalization...no one is talking about not regulating it






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from the article

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“The ACLU stands with the 59 percent of Louisianans who oppose long prison sentences, and 64 percent who oppose a sentence of life without parole for a marijuana offense.”


Who gets life for weed? Do they mean a life without parole for selling weed then murdering someone?

Shoddy reporting as usual from dumbshits at the advocate.






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Sorry to learn of your illness. Best of wishes to you in your fight, and hope all goes well.





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Id like to see it get done but with so many scared politicians, I cant see it happening anytime soon. As with most things, those vehemently opposed will be the loudest as they attempt to shame any of those who support such measures.





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So they're for the legalization so they'll have more opportunities to steal money from others? Oh, that just blesses my heart.





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I am actually just starting chemotherapy and wish that medical marijuana was legal in Louisiana. Sucks for me.


Poll also asks about medical marijuana:

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Q1 If you knew that Louisiana had a law allowing seriously and terminally ill patients to consume marijuana for specified medical conditions, would you support or oppose allowing them to get it with a doctor's prescription?

Support.........65%
Oppose..........25%
Not sure........10%


As you can see, the support jumps






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Who gets life for weed?


Actually possible in La. for multiple offenders. Some poor dude in St. Tammany got a gazillion years not too long ago.






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Surveying 600 people on 1 day, and that is a litmus for the entire state?


I'll let PPP's record speak for itself






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