Legalize Medicinal Marijuana in WV!!

Legalize Medicinal Marijuana in WV!!

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Man with a plan

Alkol, WV

#1 Apr 4, 2013
WV House Bill 2230 ... For the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.... VOTE YES!!! -...

Reefer Acceptance: Most Americans Now Support Legalized Pot

For the first time in four decades, most Americans say that marijuana should be legal.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center pegs support for legalized pot at 52 percent, an all-time high in more than 40 years of polling on the issue. In 1969, only 12 percent of Americans said marijuana should be legalized.

The survey queried a national sample of 1,501 adults reached by landline or cellphone from March 13 to March 17. The error for the survey is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.

Generational attitudes

The Pew researchers found that support for marijuana legalization has risen among every age demographic. Millenials, or those born after 1980, are most supportive, with 65 percent saying pot should be legal. Gen Xers, born between 1965 and 1980, come in second, with 54 percent in favor of legal marijuana. That's a rise of 28 percent in that age group since 1994.

Half of Baby Boomers are now in favor of legalizing the drug, a rebound back to 1978 levels, when 47 percent of that generation favored legalization. Support for legalized pot dipped precipitously among Boomers in the 1980s and hit a low of 17 percent in 1990.

Older generations are less in favor of removing marijuana laws, with 32 percent of the Silent Generation (born between 1925 and 1942) and 14 percent of the Greatest Generation, born before 1924, in favor.[Trippy Tales: The History of 8 Hallucinogens]

Laws and enforcement

The rise in support comes with an increase in experience, as 48 percent of Americans said they've tried marijuana. A decade ago, that number was 38 percent. Only 12 percent have used marijuana in the past year, however.

Pot has become less of a moral issue, with only 32 percent saying smoking marijuana is morally wrong. That's an 18-percentage-point drop since 2006. Thriftiness may also play a role in pro-legalization attitudes: 72 percent of Americans say the cost of enforcing marijuana laws is more than it's worth.

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to believe that marijuana should be legal, at 59 percent versus 37 percent, respectively. But members of both parties are equally likely to say that the federal government shouldn't enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug. Colorado and Washington voters have approved the legalization of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and a number of other states allow the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

Wrong House Bill Number... Oops Sorry ...

This is what you're facing IF WV keeps it's 'old' laws regarding Marijuana ...
Man with a plan

The actual House Bill that's being Voted on by the DHHR reps ...

Here's the most recent info on the bill's status ...

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hugh janus

Charleston, WV

#3 Apr 5, 2013
Hard to believe there are no more opinions on this. I say it's the same as alcohol. If u wanna smoke in ur home. Feel free

United States

#4 Apr 5, 2013
Hell yes. They need to just legalize it.

Charleston, WV

#5 Apr 6, 2013
Safer than K2 and bath salts that the kids r so into
hell yea

Saint Albans, WV

#6 Apr 7, 2013

Charleston, WV

#7 May 14, 2013
I'm 30yrs old ive never been registered to vote but I will register and vote to legalize marijuana

United States

#8 May 15, 2013
If our legislators will not do the will of the people,which a majority of the people supported legalization we need to vote these people out of office.It can be legalized just like Colorado and Washington.We have to start by voting the anti-marijuna group out.
dont flatter yourself

Faber, VA

#9 May 15, 2013
Can't wait, even though it already feels like its legalized to me. Guarantee when it does happen everybody will be a lot happier!
Magical THC

United States

#10 May 15, 2013
I wont hesitate to vote YES! YES! YES! It has been proven to save lives

Charleston, WV

#11 May 15, 2013
I vote hell yea!

United States

#12 May 15, 2013
When does voting take place?

Charleston, WV

#13 May 15, 2013
Lol. I know that a lot of people would be a lot calmer and it would save a whole lot of lives. And maybe my boss would chill the heck out!! Dang!

Charleston, WV

#14 May 15, 2013
Oh yea! Whatcha waiting on?

Charleston, WV

#15 May 16, 2013
just legalize the sh!t medical or not. laws are outdated

Hurricane, WV

#16 Aug 7, 2013
WVHB 4498 Medical Marijuana was Introduced by Mike Manypenny D-Taylor

Mooresville, NC

#17 Aug 7, 2013
It won't happen for a while. Too many old ignorant baby boomers who will vote against it. Their only ideas about marijuana came from propaganda films like "Reefer Madness" when they were kids. Ironically most of the people against marijuana legalization probably eat prescription pills like tic tacs and guzzle alcohol daily.

Greensburg, PA

#18 Aug 7, 2013
Yea. Let's make it easier for the scum in Charleston to get doped up and do stupid $hit.
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Saint Albans, WV

#22 Sep 26, 2013
Nixon outlawed it come on pot helps my strees from work when I get home ii love it .

Dunbar, WV

#23 Sep 26, 2013
will def vote yes
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Big Mac

Rochester, PA

#25 Sep 26, 2013
Def should legalize it!!!!!!

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