Yahoo/Marist Poll Shows Americans’ Changing Views on Marijuana

We have yet another public opinion poll demonstrating the major shift in Americans’ attitudes about Marijuana.

The Coloradoan reports:

Americans think it's safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday.

Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin or OxyContin are "riskier" to use than pot, even when the pain pills are prescribed by a doctor.

Respondents were far more divided on how the federal government should handle enforcement of marijuana laws. 38 percent of respondents said President Donald Trump should go even easier on states that have legalized pot than Barack Obama did. About 30 percent want to see him crack down on pot. The remaining respondents would like to see him continue the Obama Administration’s policy of generally leaving it up to the states.

Read more about the Yahoo/Marist poll here


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