A new poll from Rasmussen – a polling outfit rarely accused of liberal bias – shows that 56% of likely voters support legalizing and regulating marijuana in a manner similar to tobacco and alcohol.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters showed that only 36% were opposed to marijuana legalization. That’s a 20-point spread.

Many politicians are finding themselves on the wrong side of this issue, including President Obama. And being on the losing side of an issue is not helpful to winning elections.

The momentum is on our side. Someday cannabis users will no longer be treated like criminals. Someday what an adult does will not be the business of the government as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another.

Until that day comes polls like this will continue to come out, and the numbers supporting legalization will climb even higher. And as that happens the politicians who oppose it will become more out of touch. And they will lose their jobs one by one.

Legalization is inevitable.

– Joe Klare

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