The most current Gallup poll on the assistance from Americans for cannabis legalization is illuminating in a number of respects.
Two-thirds of the U.S. population continue to assistance complete cannabis legalization (66 %). Gallup performed this survey from October 1 – 13. In other words, it comes with media-fueled hysteria more than cannabis vaping wellness challenges at its peak.
The media has grossly sensationalized this regulatory failure by the U.S. government, referring to it as a “crisis” or even an “epidemic”.
In the 3 months that the mainstream media has offered saturation coverage of this challenge, there have been significantly less than 30 deaths reported from tainted vaping goods (mainly illegal vapes). In contrast, (legal) tobacco use kills more than 1,300 Americans just about every day (~500,000% extra deaths). That is a crisis and an epidemic.
Cannabis is protected.
The legal cannabis becoming cultivated right now is 10 instances as potent as the cannabis that was previously criminalized as (supposedly) “a harmful drug”. Even with this higher-potency weed, no one particular has ever died from a cannabis overdose.
As Americans acquire higher access to cannabis, they are acquiring very first-hand information. And the extra they get to know about cannabis, the significantly less they worry it and the extra they like it. Sales numbers out of Colorado demonstrate this.
Along with assistance for cannabis legalization remaining sturdy, Gallup’s newest poll confirms that a majority of Republican voters assistance cannabis legalization (51 %). This reflects the final results from two polls in April 2019 that showed 56 % assistance and 55 % assistance, respectively.
This eliminates the excuse of several GOP politicians that their individual opposition to cannabis legalization “reflects the will of their constituents”. Now, when Republican politicians obstruct legalization they do so with no political cover.
This is especially critical with the Protected cannabis banking bill presently just before the Senate for consideration. Passage of Protected is particularly critical for the legal cannabis market in the U.S.
However accomplishment right here remains in doubt due to opposition from a number of, crucial Republican Senators, notably the Grim Reaper himself, Mitch McConnell. With confirmation of national assistance from Republican voters for complete cannabis legalization, this additional isolates Republican politicians who stand in the way.
Certainly, McConnell lately had a “private” (but extremely publicized) lunch with representatives from the U.S. legal cannabis market. We asked the query, who was courting whom right here?
At the political level, cannabis legalization remains a difficult and heavily politicized challenge. Like most of U.S. politics.
Meanwhile, the challenge of cannabis legalization itself couldn’t be easier.
Cannabis has several wellness-advertising properties. It has quite a few medicinal applications. Americans want cannabis for recreational use (since it is protected/benign). They want it for its medicinal properties. And a majority of voters of each political stripes (as effectively as Independents) assistance complete legalization.
It is time for the politicians to place the cannabis politics aside and do their sworn duty.