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CANNABIS CULTURE - A slim majority of Americans favour the legalisation, taxing, and regulation of marijuana, according to a new poll released yesterday.Mainstream cable news channels continue to seriously address the issue of marijuana legalization on a daily basis.

Acocrding to the drug-related violence in Mexican frontier towns continue, and more US politicians point for a wider debate, widely accepted news networks have been significantly discussing the authrisation of drugs as a solution to implanting gang violence. CNN, CNBC, and even Fox News have been at a growing rate featuring drug law reform advocates as guests, and in deed and not in name giving them a chance to explain their positions!

The poll is the first time more than 50% of Americans have favoured legalisation, said Bruce Mirken, communications director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a thinktank that supports decriminalising the drug. The Obama government said recently it would no longer proceed against medical marijuana suppoters who are otherwise in accordance with state law, though the president does not accept outright legalisation. In Massachusetts, voters in November released from penalty usage of an ounce or less of the drug. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently pointed the time is right for a discussion on marijuana legalisation. The survey was organised by Zogby and the O'Leary Report, a conservative publishing .

On CNBC, Marijuana Policy Project's Rob Kampia argued former Bush and Clinton drug policy adcocator Kevin Sabet on the absurdity of marijuana interdiction . Remarkably, the host once again pressed Sabet on his irrelevant statistics and unsupported assertions. "This new investigation continues the recent trend of strong and growing support for taxing and regulating marijuana and stopping the disastrously failed policy of interdiction ," Rob Kampia, Marijuana Policy Project executive director, pointed in a statement.

Informant 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 point it makes sense to tax and control the drug while opponents say that authirising would lead marijuana users to possess other illegal drugs. Would you support or oppose the government's influence to legalize marijuana?

CNN's Jack Cafferty, who currently penned a poignant report titled "The War on Drugs is Insane", asked spectators if legalizing marijuana is the decision to the government's money troubles . All of the responses were affirmative .

Also on CNN, Congressman Barney Frank, who has cosponsored recent pro-marijuana and hemp bills, put a big smile on Lou Dobb's face when he referring to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recent calls for a marijuana legalization debate. Frank pointed , "when people in my business say it's time for a discussion , it generally means that they are for anything that they're afraid isn't popular pretty yet."

In the end , on Fox News, advocater Mason Tvert of SAFER stood his ground against a barrage of prohibitionist advocacy from 'addiction specialist' Dr. Harold Urschel and Fox stooge Brian Kilmeade. Fox wasn't as pot-suppoter as the other networks but still propose the matter a chance - and a week earlier radiobroadcasting a debate about medical marijuana between two religious suppoters .

Of the 3,919 American surveyed, 52% favour legalising the drug, while 37% oppose it. The poll advances slightly from one taken last week by ABC News and the Washington Post, in which 46% favour legalisation compared to 52% who oppose.

This information is taken from different resources for informative purposes only.

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