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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
Poll: Almost no one thinks marijuana users should go to jail
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By Pat Cunningham
May 20, 2013 5:13 p.m.



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Each year, roughly 800,000 people are arrested for marijuana offenses. That amounts to one arrest every 42 seconds, which represents a great strain on the criminal justice system.

The irony in all of this is that Americans overwhelmingly oppose stiff penalties for marijuana offenses.

A new poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates shows that only 6 percent of Americans think pot-smokers should be jailed.

Moreover, a majority of respondents say they would support legislation that would prevent the federal government from prosecuting people who grow, possess or sell marijuana in states that have legalized it.

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