In a recent poll conducted by Mashable.com and Survey Monkey, nearly 10% of respondents admitted to lighting up before work. The survey captured only a small and targeted sample set (534), but the results were fairly surprising. Most respondents (over 96%) agreed that it was highly unlikely that they would do so again in the future.
Only 1 in 5 of these marijuana users obtained their weed legally, which leaves to question how well the criminalization of cannabis is really going. After all, there are only 23 medical marijuana states and 2 recreational states. Take a look at the charts below for more details, some of the findings may surprise you!
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It’s well known by most that our nation has hit it’s tipping point when it comes to the legalization of cannabis, but one big question still lingers for 48 of our 50 great states; who is next? According to a 2013 Gallop poll, the majority of Americans now agree that marijuana should be legal with a whopping 58% approval rating. After successful legalization efforts in Colorado and Washington, it’s only a matter of time before other medical marijuana states begin to realize the real potential of a safe, transparent, and regulated recreational marijuana market.
Crime rates are down in Colorado and tax revenues are up, and it’s likely that Washington will follow suit. With ballot initiatives scheduled for as early as this November, there are at least two states poised to end to the shameful criminalization of marijuana. We looked at polling numbers, ballot initiatives, and potential tax revenues to give you a list of our next 4 states to fully legalize marijuana. Right now, Oregonians are working furiously to ensure that Measure 91 passes this November. We hope that you can do your part to help Oregon pass this measure and encourage you to take action in your own community. Get started now by sharing this infographic!
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