There's a new poll out on ending Prohibition on marijuana. This one's a CBS News' poll taken after the election, and it shows a 47 – 47 percent tie on whether marijuana should be legalized. When Obama was first elected, the same poll with the same question had the answer at 52 – 41 majority in favor of retaining Prohibition. And I'm not talking about medical marijuana here. I'm talking full-out legalization, regulation and taxation.
On medical marijuana, the majority is now 83 – 13 in favor. Debate over. More interesting to me is that of a majority – 53 percent – simultaneously believes that most of the medical marijuana prescriptions are "being used for other reasons." As we get more comfortable with acknowledging the hypocrisy, the hypocrisy itself begins to unravel.