A recent Harvard-Harris online poll asked over 2,000 American citizens about their stance on the legal status of marijuana. 49% of the surveyed group believes that marijuana should be made legal for recreational use, while only 37% voiced their support for legal medicinal marijuana. Only 14% of these people believe that there should be no form of legal marijuana allowed.
Though many people in this study have voice their support for legal marijuana, 60% of them also believe that crime is rising in the United States and that drugs are the main reason. Almost 90% of the respondents agreed that drug abuse was a major issue in this country, but more than half of these respondents also agreed that legalizing marijuana would help to make our society better, as a whole. Many people do not see marijuana as one of the drugs that is causing serious problems throughout the United States and, in turn, believe that legalizing the drug would have a positive impact on the country.
If you have been charged with a drug related offense, call Frank T. Luciano. He has almost 40 years of experience in cases of this type. He is also a lifetime member of the legal committee for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).