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As the US moves to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, could more states legalize it?

May 04, 2024 View Original Article
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    -24% Somewhat Liberal

  • Reliability

    50% ReliableFair

  • Policy Leaning

    -4% Center

  • Politician Portrayal

    68% Negative

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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

60% : Removing marijuana as a Schedule I drug “would only start the conversation in my mind.
57% : Florida voters will decide on a constitutional amendment allowing recreational cannabis this November.
53% : Yet one organizer, who helped unsuccessful petition efforts in 2022 and 2023, hopes federal reclassification of marijuana nudges more lawmakers to support legalization.
44% : Public votes could also be held in several other states, including South Dakota, where supporters plan to submit signatures Tuesday for a third attempt at legalizing recreational marijuana.
39% : proposed federal change may have little affect in 24 states that already legalized recreational marijuana for adults, or in an additional 14 states that allow medical marijuana.
31% : North Dakota voters rejected legalization measures in 2018 and 2022 but approved medical marijuana in 2016.“The bottom line is the move is going to allow intelligent, informed discussion about cannabis legislation instead of succumbing to the historical objection that marijuana is a dangerous drug like LSD or black tar heroin,” Friese said.

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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