The Institute of Politics at Harvard University
The opinion of 18- to 29- year olds related to the legalization of marijuana has remained unchanged since the last time that we asked this question in the Spring of 2013. When 18- to 29- year olds were asked whether they support, oppose or unsure about legalizing marijuana – we found that 44 percent support legalization, 34 percent oppose and 22 percent are unsure – the exact same percentages across the board as one year ago. Despite a solid level of support in favor of legalization, support is not widespread and there are a number of notable differences in opinion on this issue that are worth noting. Democrats support legalization 49 percent to 28 percent, Republicans oppose, 32 percent to 50 percent;. Younger Millennials ages 18- to- 24- years old are less sure about legalization, 38 percent support, 39 percent oppose, 22 percent unsure – while 25- to 29- year olds support by a margin of 50 percent to 28 percent;.
Whites support legalization 49 percent to 32 percent, while Blacks and Hispanics are close to even. When the question is changed to legalization for medical purposes, a majority of most every subgroup of 18- to 29- year olds support, including by party, gender, and age. Overall, two-thirds would support this measure, 14 percent would oppose and the percentage of young people saying they are unsure is 19 percent. Asked how their perception of a friend might change if they learned that friend used marijuana recreationally, 65 percent of 18- to 29- year olds said that it would not change their perception of them. Three in ten percent of respondents however said that their perception of a friend would change negatively, compared to 5 percent who said it would change positively.
Unclear if Marijuana is a Major Driver of Participation. Approximately one-in-four young Americans agree with the statement that they would be more likely to vote in an election where legalizing marijuana were on the ballot, and 32 percent disagreed.
420 day: Where cannabis is legal in the US and in countries around the world
Urban myths swirled for years that 420 was California state penal code for marijuana use, or numbers from a Bob Dylan song multiplied, or even related to Hitler’s birthday. This year, Lyft is offering riders in states where marijuana is legal a $4.20 discount. Is allowed in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington state, and Washington DC. It’s been a landmark year for marijuana legalization in the US, despite the best efforts of attorney general Jeff Sessions. On Jan. 1, California opened the world’s largest legal market for recreational marijuana, which is estimated to reach $5.1 billion.
Vermont became the first state legislature to legalize recreational marijuana. The US is now home to a growing multibillion-dollar pot industry that isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and e.lected officials have seen the benefits marijuana tax revenue brings to fund schools and infrastru. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy proved it was possible to run a successful political campaign with marijuana legalization as a central issue, and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon appears to be following his lead. Update April 20: Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer announced today he plans to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, the latest sign that reform is gaining political traction. Uruguay became the first country to fully legalize marijuana in 2013 and last year began allowing sales in local pharmacies.
The Peruvian congress passed a bill in October that legalized medical marijuana, allowing the production, sale, and importation of cannabis oil. Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but authorities will generally turn a blind eye. Only citizens are allowed to buy marijuana, though Amsterdam’s infamous coffeeshops are exempt from that rule. Where marijuana is legal or has been decriminalized.
Medicinal Fried Chicken
Cartman’s favorite restaurant, Kentucky Fried Chicken, has been shut down and replaced by a store that sells medical marijuana to cancer patients. Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken back. Stan, Kenny, Kyle and Cartman are at soccer practice, during which Cartman yet again manages to avoid playing by claiming he has a stomach ache, much to the annoyance of the soccer coach. After soccer the boys are picked up by Randy who takes them to KFC during which, Kyle points out that Cartman only goes to soccer on Friday because of the fact they go to KFC afterwards. Cartman meanwhile is infuriated by the fact that the only KFC in South Park is now gone.
That KFC is also closed, and the construction men there inform Cartman that all of the KFC’s have been shut down because of a new law which bans fast food from being sold in low income areas, and since KFC was ‘only’ in low income areas, in the entire state of Colorado, Kentucky Fried Chicken is illegal. On the way back from methadone clinic Cartman finds out on the playground that a boy named Billy Miller has KFC. Cartman goes to see him where he is treated to KFC popcorn chicken, but then Billy charges him $85, which is money that Cartman doesn’t have. In order to pay off his debt, Billy suggests that Cartman work as a mule to smuggle KFC into Colorado. Cartman delivers the money and KFC to Billy who tells him that he’s rather good at getting KFC in Colorado and will team up with Tommy and go to Kentucky to meet Colonel Sanders, who is alive and well on South Park.
Upon returning to South Park, Cartman overthrows Billy in running the KFC smuggling operation, by telling Billy’s parents that Billy got an ‘F’ on his Social Studies test. To exaggerate Cartman’s addiction to KFC, he starts cutting chicken skins into strips and snorts them. Thus KFC is once again made legal in Colorado, with the new store title of Medicinal Fried Chicken.