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Social Trend of Legalizing Marijuana
Transcript of Social Trend of Legalizing Marijuana
OF MARIJUANA HISTORY OF SOCIAL TREND STATISTICS OF SOCIAL TREND 1937 Federal Government Outlaws Marijuana
1973 Oregon takes first steps towards Decriminalization
1996 Proposition 215 passes, making California the first state to legalize medical marijuana
2010 Proposition 19, an attempt to legalize recreational marijuana in California, lost at the polls 46.5% vs. 53.5%
Today? CULTURAL ACCEPTANCE OF THIS SOCIAL TREND POLITICS FOODS CLOTHING MAGAZINES MEDICINAL 1998 Medical Marijuana is legalized in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon
1999 in Maine, 2000 in Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada
2004 Montana, Vermont
2006 Rhode Island
2007 New Mexico
2008 Michigan IT IS A CHURCH ISSUE:
In 2010, when asked whether marijuana should be made legal, 33 percent of Protestants and 39 percent of Catholics responded in the affirmative.
The specifically evangelical opinion was slightly different, with only 25 percent of evangelical respondents in favor of legalization. IT IS A LOCAL ISSUE:
Over 60% of British Columbia wants the recreational use of Marijuana to be legalized
Although it is currently illegal recreational use is often tolerated and is commonplace
Many of the major supporters of legalization are from British Columbia (Ex. Marc Emery, Dana Larson) IT IS A SOCIAL ISSUE
Since the 1970s, cannabis offences, have comprised the majority of all drug offences.
These types of offences continued to account for 6 in 10 drug-related crimes in 2007.
The export cash crop is valued at over 6 billion annually. IMPORTANCE