83% in poll believe marijuna should be legalized

by on November 11, 2009 · 21 comments

in Civil Rights


OCEAN BEACH, CA.  We did a poll recently, asking our readers what should be done about marijuana.  The vast majority – 83% – believe the herb should be legalized in some way or form.  Another 6% voted for the status quo – limiting sales to people with prescriptions through licensed dispensaries.

Only 6% stated that it should be kept illegal and that we should “build more jails.”  Another 6% admitted that they were “too stoned to care.”

Of all respondents, 71% said marijuana should be like alcohol, to be legalized, taxed and regulated.  5% said just “legalize it.”  The other 7% agreed that possession should be legalized, but having large quantities ought to be a misdemeanor (it’s a felony now).   There were 107 respondents over nearly a 14 day period.

Here’s the poll question:  Given the confusion about laws that exist and that many keep smoking it regardless of laws, what should be done about marijuana?

And here are the results, in the order asked:

1) Legalize it, tax it, regulate its sale just like booze.

76—71% of all votes

2) Limit sales to persons with prescriptions, through licensed dispensaries.

6–6% of all votes

3) Legalize possession only–make it a misdemeanor to sell large quantities.

8—7% of all votes

4) Keep it illegal & build more jails.

6—6% of all votes

5) I’m too stoned to care.

6—6% of all votes

6) Legalize it (1)

5—5% of all votes

Total Votes: 107 . The Poll started: October 27,  and ended morning of November 9,2009 ( 1 = Added by guest).

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Shawn Conrad November 11, 2009 at 8:37 am

Marijuana is illegal?


Patty Jones November 11, 2009 at 1:11 pm

They need to treat like it the agricultural herb that it is, like parsley or cilantro… I wanna see it at Henry’s or the farmers market!


lane tobias November 11, 2009 at 1:26 pm

ditto patty


Shawn Conrad November 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I thought of an idea. How about we make the Feds pick one war, and if they can win that, move to the next.

My question is, which do you think they will choose?

1) The war of drugs
2) The war in Iraq
3) The war on terrorism
4) The war on the environment


Patty Jones November 11, 2009 at 3:00 pm

Right now the only one they are close to winning is number 4.


BillRayDrums November 11, 2009 at 4:50 pm

Might as well legalize it.

Dispensaries are like bars now.


Shawn Conrad November 12, 2009 at 9:33 am

Not true. We cannot hang out there and use medicine. Soon though. Hopefully very, very soon.


BillRayDrums November 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Portland, Oregon just opened their first cannabis speakeasy. Middle finger raised to the feds and all!


OBSteven November 11, 2009 at 8:04 pm

What’s marijuana?


Shawn Conrad November 12, 2009 at 7:57 am


A marijuana is a gateway to something something


bodysurferbob November 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

… i uh forgot …


Dave Gilbert November 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

(with apologies to Afroman)
He was gonna report the news but he got high….



annagrace November 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm

Dave- tx for that video. still laffing.


Brian November 12, 2009 at 1:16 am
nunya November 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

I’m sorry I missed out on the poll. I don’t even like the stuff and I voted for 215 and I believe it should be legalized. The War on Drugs is stupid, it only makes vicious killer drug kingpins rich.


nunya November 12, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Women play a bigger role in Mexico’s drug war
“Addiction, the economy and the lure of living well have sucked many into the narcotics underworld. The trend threatens the foundations of Mexican society.”


Genie November 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Hey, “JUST SAY NO”!!!! …. Gotta go, I got the MUNCHIES!


Dave Sparling November 12, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Watch Reefer Madness, one toke and it is heroin needle time. Make drugs legal and many very very rich people will not like you anymore.


Shawn Conrad November 13, 2009 at 11:15 am


I can’t get the marijuana in the needle. Can someone assist me please?


PSD November 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

Next poll with a foregone conclusion: who likes orgasms?


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