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WBUR Poll Reveals Mass. Appetite For Vices

On Feb. 25, Mohegan Sun CEO Mitchell Etess celebrates the passage of a referendum allowing the casino operator to move forward with its plan at Suffolk Downs in Revere. A new WBUR poll finds declining support for casinos in the state. (Elise Amendola/AP)

On Feb. 25, Mohegan Sun CEO Mitchell Etess celebrates the passage of a referendum allowing the casino operator to move forward with its plan at Suffolk Downs in Revere. A new WBUR poll finds declining support for casinos in the state. (Elise Amendola/AP)

A new poll from WBUR released Wednesday shows a dramatic swing in public opinion in Massachusetts about gambling and pot. According to the numbers, public support for casino gambling has dropped significantly in recent months, while support for legalizing marijuana has gained ground.

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David Scharfenberg, WBUR reporter. He tweets at @dscharfWBUR.

Clyde Barrow, professor of public policy at UMass Dartmouth.

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WBUR: Poll: Public Opinion In Mass. Shifts Rapidly On Casinos, Marijuana

  • “Public opinion on casinos and marijuana legalization is rapidly shifting in Massachusetts, according to a new WBUR poll.”

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  • Brian Kelly B Bizzle

    In the prohibitionist’s world, anybody who consumes the slightest amount of marijuana responsibly in the privacy of their own homes are “stoners” and “dopers” that need to be incarcerated to protect society.

    In their world, any marijuana use equates to marijuana abuse, and it is their God given duty to worry about “saving us all” from the evils of marijuana use.

    Who are they to tell us we can’t choose marijuana, the safer choice instead alcohol for relaxation, after a long, hard day, in the privacy of our own homes?

    People who use marijuana are smart, honest, hard working, educated, and successful people too, who “follow the law” also.(except for their marijuana consumption under it’s current prohibition of course) .

    Not the stereotypical live at home losers prohibitionists make us out to be. We are doctors, lawyers, professors, movie stars, and politicians too.

    Several Presidents of The United States themselves and Justin Trudeau, and Bill Gates, and Carl Sagan have all confessed to their marijuana use , as have a long and extensive list of successful people throughout history at one point or other in their lives.

    Although, that doesn’t mean a damned thing to people who will make comments like “dopers” and “stoners” about anybody who uses the slightest amount of Marijuana although it is way safer than alcohol.

    To these people any use equals abuse, and that is really ignorant and full of hypocrisy. While our society promotes, glorifies, and advertises alcohol consumption like it’s an All American pastime.

    There is nothing worse about relaxing with a little marijuana after a long, hard day, than having a drink or two of alcohol.

    So come off those high horses of yours. Who are you to dictate to the rest of society that we can’t enjoy Marijuana, the safer choice over alcohol, in the privacy of our own homes?

    We’ve worked real hard our whole lives to provide for our loved ones. We don’t appreciate prohibitionists trying to impose their will and morals upon us all.

    Has a marijuana user ever tried to force you to use it? Probably not. So nobody has the right to force us not to either.

    Don’t try to impose your morality and “clean living” upon all of us with Draconian Marijuana Laws, and we won’t think you’re such prohibitionist hypocrites.

    Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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