Voters much less probably to assistance presidential candidates who take marijuana market funds also much less probably to assistance legalization when conscious of Major Tobacco involvement
(Alexandria, VA) – According to a new national poll, 68% of registered voters do not assistance legalizing the recreational use of marijuana when provided extra than a binary option of choices. Polls touted by promoters of the marijuana market as displaying widespread assistance for legalization give a false dichotomy by perpetuating the myth that, when it comes to drug policy, there are only two choices, complete legalization or complete prohibition.
This poll, performed by Emerson College, discovered that only 33% assistance the legalization of recreational use though 39% supported its use for health-related purposes only, 18% assistance decriminalization (like a website traffic ticket) and 11% wanted to see its use stay illegal.
“Big Pot, which is quickly getting taken more than by the giants of Major Tobacco, Major Alcohol, and even Major Pharma, desires lawmakers to think it has wide assistance amongst voters,” mentioned Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Intelligent Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and a former drug policy advisor to the Obama Administration. “It pushes this false dichotomy in polls and makes use of them to attempt and expand its addiction-for-profit enterprise model.”
In addition, the poll discovered that 38% of voters have been much less probably to assistance a presidential candidate who took funds from the marijuana market. As SAM’s donations tracker has discovered, elected officials who push for policies that would advantage Major Pot have been recipients of massive amounts of funds from the market. Lastly, the poll discovered that 45% of voters have been much less probably to assistance the legalization of marijuana when they have been produced conscious of the involvement of Major Tobacco in the marijuana market.
“ Marijuana legalization is not about social justice, or any other line Major Pot will attempt to sell you, it is about earnings,” continued Dr. Sabet. “Every day this becomes extra apparent and each day extra Americans are waking up to the reality that this is not Woodstock, this is Wall Street.”