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Poll: Almost no one thinks marijuana users should go to jail
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
May 20, 2013 5:13 p.m.



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Each year, roughly 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana offenses. That amounts to one arrest every 42 seconds, which represents a great strain on the criminal justice system.

The irony in all of this is that Americans overwhelmingly oppose stiff penalties for marijuana offenses.

A new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates shows that only 6 percent of Americans think pot-smokers should be jailed.

Moreover, a majority of respondents say they would support legislation that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting people who grow, possess or sell marijuana in states that have legalized it.

The story is HERE...

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