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We’ve reached the point where majority public opinion on marijuana legalization depends on how you ask the question.

New Zogby poll: 52% favor legalization

Voters were asked: “Scarce law enforcement and prison resources, a desire to neutralize drug cartels and the need for new sources of revenue have resurrected the topic of legalizing marijuana. Proponents say it makes sense to tax and regulate the drug while opponents say that legalization would lead marijuana […]

Obama – then and now

Then:

“The President also supports lifting the federal ban on needle exchange, which could dramatically reduce rates of infection among drug users.”

Now (page 795 of the budget appendix released today):

“Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds appropriated in this Act shall be used to carry out any program of distributing […]

Drugs, elephants and imaginary children

John Walters and Jeffrey Miron on CNN

CNN covers Schwarzenegger’s call for a debate on marijuana legalization and brings on Jeffrey Miron and John Walters (Warning: Walters will make you want to throw things, so get breakables out of close reach. See if you can count the outright lies.) Miron does a great job, but Walters speaks without taking breaks dominating the […]