"Weed Wars"--Public Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization Essay by aquarius

"Weed Wars"--Public Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization
Write-up of GSS data depicting different attitudes toward marijuana legalization among varying demographic groups.
# 62809 | 2,283 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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This paper analyzes the general public attitude toward the legalization of marijuana and also shows the differences in opinion that occur between political parties, age groups, income categories and education levels. GSS (General Social Survey) data and a short literature review are included.

From the Paper:

"Although this attitude appears to be pervasive because of its high visibility, an ACLU study completed in 1995 showed that most Americans actually favor legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. A series of questions such as, "Would you favor or oppose making marijuana legally available for medical uses where it has been proven effective?" were asked of sample members via a telephone poll. Responses to all questions could vary from "strongly favor" and "somewhat favor" to "somewhat oppose" and "strongly oppose". This poll discovered that between 84 and 87 percent of American voters sampled believe marijuana has medical uses and should be permitted for those with chronic ailments or severe pain; meanwhile, only 7 percent believe marijuana should not be legalized for any reason (NORML)."

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""Weed Wars"--Public Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization" 13 December 2005. Web. 03 February. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/essay/weed-wars-public-attitudes-toward-marijuana-legalization-62809/>