Allen St. Pierre, who is executive director of the pro-legalization group NormL, broke down 5 reasons why “marijuana is moving from the 10% support level, when NormL was founded in 1970, to, according to Gallup last week, 58% support.”
First, said St. Pierre, “Baby Boomers are driving the reform for marijuana because they have a first or second-hand experience with it. They’re in control of the media, business, government, and they’re in favor of reform.”
Second, he cited the economy. “We’re in the sixth or seventh year of a crushing recession, particularly at the local and state level and there’s no doubt that if you’ve got nursing homes and bridges falling apart and kids that need education, it is hard to justify arresting and prosecuting incarcerating someone for marijuana.” Find out the remaining reasons in the clip below.