As the DEA revealed earlier this year, Americans have an impressive number of nicknames for marijuana, ranging from common terms like “weed” and “pot” to more dated ones like “grass” and “Mary Jane” (as well as hilarious examples including “shoes” and “Big Pillows”).
However, regardless of how you refer to it, most people who smoke or vape or do whatever it is the cool kids are doing these days can all agree on one thing…
Weed is tight.
In recent years, more and more people have begun to realize this fact and recreational weed is now legal in nine states (as well as in D.C.) while a total of 30 have some sort of medical program in place.
As more and more people realize D.A.R.E. officers might have been ever so slightly full of shit when it came to warning us about the dangers of weed, attitudes toward the drug have begun to shift— and nothing proves this more than two new polls that have revealed support for legalization is the highest it’s ever been.
According to Vox, a Gallup poll released this month shows more Americans believe weed should be legalized than any time in the country’s history, with 66 percent of respondents saying it’s time for prohibition to come to an end.
This number has more than doubled in the past couple of decades and the rise was supported by a separate survey conducted by Pew, which says 62 percent of Americans support a change in policy.
In addition to being a matter of common sense, legalization also seems to make economic sense based on most of the experiments that have been conducted on a state level so far.
Legalization is on the ballot in Michigan and North Dakota next month and there have been reports the White House is planning to take a close look at current policy, which could at the very least result in the long-awaited rescheduling of a drug that’s currently classified as being as dangerous as heroin.
It’s about damn time.