Social stigma of cannabis going away. Here’s why. – The Spokesman

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared in 2016 that “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he clearly was out of step with the American people. A Gallup poll released earlier this month revealed just how out of touch America’s “top cop” was.

Marijuana Consumption OK

As more states legalize cannabis consumption, the moral stigma associated with marijuana is fading. According to a Gallup poll, 65 percent of Americans say consuming cannabis is morally acceptable. When it comes to booze, 78 percent find it acceptable.

For the first time in Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs survey, attitudes about the “morality of alcohol and marijuana items” were measured. The questionnaire asked Americans about the moral acceptance of 22 different behaviors and practices.

Alcohol and marijuana consumption rank near the top of the list of practices Americans consider morally acceptable. Only birth control, at 91 percent, gets a higher percentage of acceptance than

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