Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization

The people who work in law enforcement tend to be a conservative sub-group in our society.  Even here, however, the benefits and good sense of re-legalizing cannabis is being recognized.  Here’s more:

 

Nearly seven in ten police officers believe that marijuana ought to be legally regulated for either medicinal or recreational purposes, according to a Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement personnel.

Thirty-two percent of respondents supported legalizing the plant for adults, while another 37 percent agreed that marijuana ought to be regulated for medical purposes only. Thirty percent of police said that marijuana ought to continue to be illegal for any reason.

Law enforcement’s views continue to be more conservative than those of the general public – 81 percent of whom endorse the legalization of medical cannabis and 60 percent of whom support broader legalization for adults.

Original post is HERE.

You might enjoy taking a look at this survey. Here’s a taste:

At the same time, there are areas of broad agreement between officers and the public. Majorities of the police and public favor the use of body cameras by officers to record interactions with the public. Large majorities of police and the public also support easing some legal restrictions on marijuana, though the public is more likely than officers to support the legalization of marijuana for both personal and medical use (49% vs. 32%).

If you want to see that survey for yourself GO HERE.

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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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