A day after marijuana became effectively legal in Washington, compelling the Justice Department to consider possible legal action against the state, a new poll announces that a majority of Americans think the federal government should simply back down and let Americans light up and enjoy their new won freedom.
According to the HuffPost/YouGov poll released Friday, fifty-one percent of Americans support the idea that "in the two states that have legalized marijuana use for adults, the federal government should exempt any adults following state laws from federal drug law enforcement." Only 30 percent of those polled believe federal enforcement agencies should continue to expend resources in states where voters have approved new rules legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
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