A new Quinnipiac University poll released in 2013 shows a majority of people favor legalizing marijuana, with younger voters strongly supportive of such a policy. Overall, 51 percent of voters think the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States, while just 44 percent oppose legalization. Two-thirds of voters under age 30 think it should be legal, but only 35 percent of those 65 and older agree. A total of 20 states and the District of Columbia have so far passed laws allowing some degree of medical use of marijuana (10 of the 20 by majority vote of the citizens). Under the circumstances, there is no reason to not legalize marijuana in New York. Indeed, the facts say most people act like marijuana is legalized. A newly created Committee called “The New York State Committee To Legalize Marijuana” said it is dedicated to getting cannabis legalized and regulated like Alcohol and Cigarettes in New York State.
- New York State Senate and Assembly Chairperson
To legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana.
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