Baby steps in marijuana legalization

Yes Weekly - 08-06


The public support for legalizing marijuana continues to grow, but federal legalization is still probably years away. Pro-legal majority opinions now exist not only across demographic generations but also across political lines. Republicans have recently crossed over the 50% line in supporting national legalization, an important milestone for the industry. The interesting observation is that this support comes at a time when our nation is arguably in one of the most politically polarizing states in our history. Republicans and Democrats are at each other’s throats daily. Granted, there have always been disagreements about how to run our country. However, to accomplish anything, opposing parties must find a way to compromise and come together to meet somewhere in the middle.