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February 8, 2014

Readers support marijuana legalization

TAHLEQUAH — Twenty-four states and the District of Columbia have relaxed their laws prohibiting the use of marijuana, but it remains illegal in Oklahoma.

In a recent online poll, the Tahlequah Daily Press asked the question, “Should Oklahoma legalize marijuana?” Respondents were given choices of:

“Yes, for all uses (presumably being taxed and controlled like alcohol).”

“Yes, but for medicinal purposes only.”

“Yes, but only so people can grow a couple of plants for themselves and not to sell; the government shouldn’t tax it or control it otherwise.”

“No, not at this time; perhaps a few years down the road when the ‘experiment’ of other states has panned out.”

“No, never.”

“Undecided.”

A majority of respondents, 55 percent or 131 votes, said marijuana should be fully legalized. Another 28 percent, or 67 votes, said marijuana should not be legalized.

Of the respondents, 7 percent, or 17 voters, said people should be allowed to grow a couple of plants for personal use. Eleven voters, or 5 percent, supported medicinal use, and 10 voters, or 4 percent, believe waiting to see the results of other states’ legalization was the best course for Oklahoma. Two voters, or 1 percent, were undecided.

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