An interesting revelation in a Civil Beat article is that: Not just potheads support the legalization of marijuana. National studies show that 52% of the adults in the U.S. favor legalization, and 35% of those are non-users. The author examined various reasons why someone might favor legalization (or not). He speculated that some people who do not favor legalization may not understand that regulation is a part of legalization. He also made it clear that supporting legalization of marijuana does not necessarily condone using it.
Compare statistics from Hawai’i – a 2014 Poll!
The RESULTS from a Q-mark telephone survey of 400 people (mostly from Oahu) found even higher numbers than the national studies!
This year, the percentage of people that favor Medical Marijuana went up to 85%! That same number favors establishing a local dispensary system.
Most people (66% of all islands and 75% from neighbor islands) think that legalization, regulation and taxation IS an acceptable alternative to our current system.
77% favor decriminalization for the act of possessing marijuana and thought NO jail time was needed–as long as the person is not a drug dealer.
Similar to the other surveys, most of the people surveyed (66%) had NOT used marijuana (for medical reasons) and didn’t have a close relationship with anyone who did.
The times they are a-changing.