A new Gallup poll released Wednesday found that, for the first time ever, a majority of Republicans support marijuana legalization. An impressive 51 percent of self-identifying Republicans said that weed should be legal, marking a drastic improvement from the 2016 haul of 42 percent. Nationwide, an even more impressive two-thirds (64 percent) of Americans are pro-legalization.
"At a time when the majority of states now are regulating marijuana use in some form, and when nearly two-thirds of voters endorse legalizing the plant's use by adults, it makes no sense from a political, fiscal, or moral perspective to maintain the federal prohibition of marijuana," Justin Strekal, NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) Political Director, told Complex in a statement Wednesday. "It is high time that members of Congress take action to comport federal law with majority public opinion and to end the needless criminalization of marijuana—a policy failure that encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, and disproportionately impacts communities of color."
Meanwhile, Jeff "Make America Alabama Again" Sessions—an elfish racist who's likely never enjoyed marijuana even once—equates the ever-generous plant with fucking heroin. "I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store, and I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana—so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that's only slightly less awful," Sessions, a dumbass, once said.
Scientifically speaking, Sessions is completely wrong.