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article imageWebsite follows politicians and celebrities wanting pot legalized Special

By Abigail Prendergast     Oct 22, 2012 in Politics
San Francisco - A new website is allowing people who visit it to see just how mainstream the longing for marijuana law reform has become. MarijuanaMajority.com is a site where quotes from prominent people from all walks of life share their thoughts on legalizing pot.
With a little over two weeks before voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State decide on their ballots whether marijuana should be legalized, a new website that tracks prominent people such as celebrities in favor of cannabis law reform has launched today.
According to the official press release, the site MarijuanaMajority.com gives those who visit it a glimpse into the ongoing debate regarding the reformation of pot laws. Having become incredibly mainstream, said website allows visitors to see and share pro-legalization and decriminalization quotes from politicians, actors and business elite alike.
By re-posting quotes from the likes of Morgan Freeman, Bill O'Reilly and Arianna Huffington, individuals who support marijuana law reform can do their part to support decriminalization, as well as encourage others to join in on the cause.
“Other drug policy organizations do a great job of making the rational, reasoned policy case for reforming failed marijuana laws. The thing is, nearly every thoughtful person -- elected officials included -- already knows these laws aren't working," said MarijuanaMajority.com chairman, Tom Angell. "Marijuana Majority augments existing reform efforts by adding an important social cue, to let people know that speaking out is OK because in doing so you are agreeing with and representing a majority of people. There's nothing to be afraid of. This is not sticking your neck out."
“Another big angle is the legalization initiatives on the ballots in Colorado, Oregon and Washington in two weeks," Angell added. "[It is] looking very good in Colorado and Washington specifically."
At the time of the website's launch, polls now show, for the first time, the majority of Americans actually support legalizing and regulating cannabis in a very similar vein as alcoholic beverages already are.
"Anyone who looks at the polls can plainly see that trends heavily favor the marijuana legalization movement. For a long time, young people have overwhelmingly supported replacing failed marijuana laws with a new approach," said Aaron Houston, executive director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy and a Marijuana Majority board member. "Savvy politicians who are looking to earn support should realize that a growing demographic wants them to speak out for marijuana reform, and that doing so can only help them at the ballot box."
"Ending marijuana prohibition enjoys support from religious leaders like Pat Robertson, business leaders like David Koch, entertainers like Morgan Freeman, world leaders like Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and -- by the way -- the majority of U.S. voters," Marijuana Majority advisory board member Sean Dunagan, who served as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) intelligence analyst for 13 years, pointed out. "No one who realizes that our failed marijuana laws cause tremendous violence and waste should be afraid to say so. The time to speak out and join the Marijuana Majority is now."
Ultimately, MarijuanaMajority.com states that nobody who believes in the decriminalization, or even legalization of cannabis should be afraid to make their thoughts and beliefs about it known.
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