National Push To Legalize Marijuana
Legalization in Colorado and Washington State have energized efforts to legalize it nationally.
“It’s clear and it has been clear now for a number of years that we are at a tipping point when it comes to a majority of Americans’ view toward the way we treat marijuana in this country,” Paul Armentano, deputy director of the pot lobby group Norml, told ABC News.
“Whether you are looking at Gallup or Rasmussen (polls), you’ll find more Americans are saying marijuana ought to be legalized and regulated in a manner similar to alcohol or tobacco rather than support the current policy,” he said.
“I think it’s only a matter of another two or three states following suit before the federal government realizes it doesn’t have the mechanism in place to enforce prohibition, and they would most likely go ahead and leave it up to states,” Armentano said.