Does it come as a suprise that in 2013 American opinion reguarding marijuana law has swayed more toward legalization of marijuana rather than criminalizing it? Well, suprise or not, for the first time in history this appears to be the case. A recent Gallup poll reveals that 58% of Americans want the plant to be legal. Reasons vary from marijuana's relative safety (no one has ever died of a weed overdose) to the realization that marijuana is not, in fact, a "gateway drug."
"A Gallup poll releaded on Tuesday reveals that for the first time in history, Americans are more in favor of legalizing marijuana than criminalizing it. 2013 has markedly been a successful year for marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington both passing laws to decriminalize the drug. Now, 58 percent of Americans are in favor allowing the plant to be legal.
With the majority of Americans agreeing that marijuana should be legalized, we've gathered up eight reasons why those who are still on the fence about the natural plant should possibly reconsider their feelings."
Read more by Renee Jacques and Todd VanLuling at Huffington Post.