The American people are overwhelmingly in support of states passing medical marijuana laws. A new survey of likely voters by Mason-Dixon found that three-quarters of Americans believe the federal government should respect state laws when it comes to medical marijuana. Two-thirds of Republicans surveyed also agree.
Currently, 16 states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana laws, although President Obama’s Justice Department has ramped up crackdowns on marijuana dispensaries operating legally under the laws – despite his campaign promise not to. Richard Nixon’s “War on Drugs” is a complete failure today – draining our nation of critical resources, throwing innocent Americans in prison, and denying the sick an effective medicine. It's time for a common sense drug policy – legalize marijuana.