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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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Poll

What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
Undecided.
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