As the historic bongwater lawfully and jubilantly sputters from the eager lips of Washingtonians, another poll shows resounding support for the end of marijuana prohibition nationwide. According to Quinnipiac's Polling Institute, American voters are in favor of legalizing cannabis by a margin of 51 to 44%, with men supporting the measure 59 to 36% and women opposing it 52 to 44%. However, another study conducted by the Institute for Parade-Rainers shows that 88% of women are "narcs" who probably can't even make it past the level with the mechanical octopus boss in Contra III: The Alien Wars.
Perhaps not surprisingly, younger voters are far more likely to support marijuana legalization than their older counterparts. A note to older voters: keep on fighting! If you keep opposing marijuana legalization, you're bound to succeed, just like you did with gay marriage, stem cell research, and immigration reform.
In other historic, marijuana-related news, New Jersey's first medical marijuana dispensary opened today in Montclair. According to the Star-Ledger, the first 20 patients hailing from all over the state met with dispensary staff to discuss which of the three strains the dispensary offers would best suit their needs.
But perhaps the most revealing part of the story was outside the dispensary:
The dispensary drew a handful of self-professed marijuana smokers interested in the program, including two men from Newark who smoked a joint as they walked up Bloomfield Avenue.
"I am here to get more information," said Pete Gonzalez, 32, who is not a registered patient.
His friend who identified himself as Angel, 28, said he did not fear arrest as he inhaled the marijuana he obtained illegally. "Why should I?"
The accompanying photo is about what you'd expect.