Majority of Americans Favor Pot Legalization


A new CBS News poll finds that 61% of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. “Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana use. Seventy-one percent oppose the federal government’s efforts to stop marijuana sales and its use in states that have legalized it, including opposition from most Republicans, Democrats, and independents.”

D.C. Weed Group Has Rolled 5,500 Free Joints for Inauguration


Number of free joints rolled and handed out by DCMJ, a Washington, D.C.–based marijuana advocacy group that successfully lobbied for weed legalization in the district, reports Time. “DCMJ says the marijuana hand-out is not necessarily an anti-Trump protest, since both revelers and protesters are invited to partake. Instead, says DCMJ co-founder Nikolas Schiller, the event is supposed to be for anybody who supports cannabis reform.”

Bloomberg Calls Legalizing Pot ‘Stupid’

What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are 5 and 10 points lower than they would have been? I couldn’t feel more strongly about it, and my girlfriend says it’s no different than alcohol. It is different than alcohol. This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country.

— Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, blasting Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana as stupid, the Aspen Times reports.

Why Gov. Moonbeam Opposes Pot Legalization

And all of a sudden, if there’s advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world’s pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together.

— California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), quoted by Huffington Post, on why he opposes legalizing marijuana.