To date, lawmakers in six states – marijuana consumption for adults., , , , , and – have either pre-filed or introduced legislation to legalize
On Friday, members of Hawaii’s House will regarding , which seeks to tax and regulate the commercial production, sale, and use of cannabis by those persons age 21 or older. House Chairman, Rep. Joseph Souki, is sponsoring the measure. Nearly six out of ten Hawaii voters that cannabis should be "taxed, regulated, and legalized for adults," according to a statewide published earlier this month. Only 39 percent of respondents opposed the idea. You can read NORML’s written testimony to the committee .
According to a January 2013 New Hampshire poll conducted by the firm Public Policy Polling, 53 percent of respondents favor "changing (state) law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol." Only 37 percent of respondents opposed the plan.
In Vermont, a 2012 legalization.of respondents in 148 Vermont cities throughout the state reported that one out of two Vermonters support
On Election Day, 55 percent of voters in Colorado and Washingtoncitizens’ ballot initiatives legalizing the adult consumption of marijuana and authorizing the state to license individuals to commercially produce and sell it.
Nationally, nearly six out of ten Americans support legalizing cannabis, according to a just released Public Policy Polling automatedof 1,325 voters, commissioned by the .
"Calling for an end to marijuana prohibition is no longer a political liability; it is a political opportunity," said NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano. "Never in modern history has there been greater public support for ending the nation’s nearly century-long experiment with cannabis prohibition and replacing it with a system of legalization and regulation. Politicians who are seeking to amend this failed policy are aligning themselves with the majority. Those who do not are siding with an ever decreasing minority of their constituents."