The growing acceptance of legalizing marijuana

The growing acceptance of legalizing marijuana

ABC News’ Alex Presha looks at the fight to legalize marijuana nationwide and how advocates hope decriminalizing marijuana could lead to economic and racial justice.

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  1. boostedbeezytv z31 on May 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    I had a 500k bail for possession of marijuana.. 7 pounds to be exact. There was also a guy in my cell fighting a murder charge. Had 150k bail. See the issue? This story is NOT fake. Public records if you don’t believe me.

  2. feeshyfeeshy on May 20, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Trust me when i say this… the south….you will be judged and labeled as a "druggy" by people that gey sh!!t faced drunk everyday….it will never be accepted

  3. Mark Ward on May 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    It’s unaffordable so why legalize it? It’s cheaper buying it illegally, so I’ve heard.

  4. B C on May 20, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    Marijuana gets a bad rap let it go def not a gateway drug safer than alcohol

  5. thomas wilson on May 20, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Why does this have to be about race, it’s about weed, legalize it.

  6. Larry Bones on May 20, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Congress and our POTUS are too old

  7. Branden Napier on May 20, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Legalize it, its a flower

  8. Victor Alvarado on May 20, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Stop talking, and let’s smoke..🤔

  9. Aracelis Trinidad Castro on May 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Ahora usas la palabras para otro embustes
    No salen de maldad alante te advierto de descubro y. No puedes más que ser sucios asesinos .

  10. David Combs on May 20, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Just legalize marijuana, its less harmful than even beer ! Wake up feds !!!

  11. Darragh Farrell on May 20, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    “Pot” or marijuana should never have been made illegal anywhere on our beautiful planet!?! Like tobacco should be illegal everywhere!?! And sure if there is a god he or she actually put it here for us all to use!?! Madness people!?!

  12. Anita Gary on May 20, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    Legalize the marijuana

  13. The Drifter on May 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Does anyone know which people in Congress are opposed to legalization? Maybe we could vote those people out in November.

  14. Anthony Hairston on May 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    The Scientist Medical Marijuana: Studying For a Higher PurposeProf. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

  15. thePLECTRUM on May 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Can I apply living in the UK on maybe special circumstances?? I am mentally and physically ill, I have nerve root damage due to disc prolapse’ in my lower back and it looks like I may be suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (mentally) Due to major anxiety issues I first tried cannabis when I was 15 and it made me panic and that panic lasted so as my mental health got more tender I learned that alcohol was what I needed to "Man Up" and be molded into another and as I grew older I found the hangovers far yo hard to embrace, to the point I would have to drink more and everyday for at least for days until the anxiety wore off, then when my back started playing up I found myself at the doctors being diagnosed with depression so I started being heavily medicated from prescription drugs Tramadol, Pregabalin, Duluxotine, Sertraline, Mirtazapine and Omeprizal, this led my to stop drinking, cold turkey style, it was tough, but I was in far to much pain to care, over the years I have become more confused and I believe sphychsis maybe setting in and I hade started to realise all the Darkness that has and does happen to me, bur also all of the wrong things I do, which to others. Last summer to help with my Chronic mental pain I started using cannabis as a way to cope (and as a last resort to save my relationship with my wonderful wife to be) the first couple of times I was 15 and panicking until tge cannabis helped me realise another perception, a place where the voices stop, a place when my tense and stressed body starts to actually relaxe, but it’s costly and illegal in the UK, but all those other drugs the NHS prescribe me are extremely costly and deadly, but that’s ok?!!! Why can’t they allow me 1 maybe 2 plants a year so I can use it as a medicine and would cost the NHS hardly anything in comparison, would I qualify??

  16. Jack Kawf on May 20, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    The 90% are people that aren’t against pot, but don’t understand it enough to allow recreational use, at least they want it legalized.

    The 60% are people that understand pot enough and want it accepted like cigarettes and alcohol (even though it’s not as bad), that’s the side to be on.

    The 8% are old people that think pot is for dopes, people that think it’s "the devil’s lettuce", and drug dealers that don’t want to lose their income from it.

  17. Tim Scarbrough on May 20, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Can anyone Guess why she was able take to the to the topppp?? Racial bias is bass ackwards all the way back to my adolescent years.I was terrorized by black people wanting revenge for their ancestry in school. Its not about equality. More like!! Lest’s put the shoe on the other foot. most intelligent people know what I’m saying.If it was about equality racial issues(black/white only applies here.) Black/White society would be bump free by now ..403 years later. It’s about a race as a whole being @the apex. Nothing else.. Thank God I can see through.

  18. Anh-Tu Phuc-Hoang / Derrick. on May 20, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    I’m getting a joint-life insurance plan haha.

  19. Steel Quinn on May 20, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    It’s only decriminalized in the capital city in Australia. Most of the government lives there. It’s been around 2 years but only one state. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen here.

  20. Tito Aquino on May 20, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Who still calls it POT?? It’s like calling alcohol booze! SMH

  21. Haider Alboshaba on May 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Gotta love how people who never smoked try to tell you how lazy you will be if you smoke, they know, you know….

  22. vir on May 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    The legalization of marijuana should be regulated at federal level to protect children and teens. The news at the TV was about a teen smokes marijuana and passed out drooling. All the dispensaries around the country should be monitoring and check the content. How much they sell? The dispensary that sells the product to the kids, should be immediately close. A girl purchased a lollipop couldn’t close the mouth and dull until the effect pass away. Any adult providing kids with marijuana should go to jail. Human being should always have rules and regulations. Protect the people.

  23. Mike G on May 20, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    I’ve smoked weed for nearly half my life. Just turned 51, got my CDL to drive trucks and now I’m an alcoholic.

  24. James Smith on May 20, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    The Government people need to smoke maybe they can make better life decisions…..

  25. Michael allen on May 20, 2022 at 8:58 pm


  26. Gill Davidmour on May 20, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    My uncle has been smoking it everyday for over 40 years, and he’s still not hooked on it.

  27. Aracelis Trinidad Castro on May 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Eso no hace eso ni nada al celebro lo jode satélites ese es el mal
    Pues todos vinimos de fumadores
    Pues era medicinal así que. Quién puede salvarse si fuera así
    Y porqué la industria lo promueve
    Por su aportación a economía de consumidores
    Real quieren salud pues que los de tecnología
    No existan y verán años en todos 300 años q tal la verdad hablo ok

  28. c g on May 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Its is a stoner industry and there’s nothing wrong with that!

  29. Jason Judson on May 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Just legalize it already!

  30. J. need4Qlife on May 20, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    All this country needs is a fail proof test to legally determine if a person who is being tested is under the influence. Currently there is no test to determine this and this has brought too much conflict in lawful actions at employeed work where OSHA mandates must be followed or risk being sued. Alcohol can be tested instantly for determined BA levels that can determine actions to follow. Once a rapid test to accurately determine how much a person is under the influence of cannabis, then it can be legalized and prosecuted for violations of exceeding legal limits.

  31. 263 Sparky on May 20, 2022 at 9:06 pm

    Who in the hell rolled those joints?
    So bad!

  32. Speed Racer on May 20, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    If they do legalize and i hope they sell it in dispensaries since the strength there is decent and the weed is clean of pesticides and has a variety of things where a liquor store would only have a limited variety and strength . I just hope they don’t put a limit on the strengthlike they do with alcohol.

  33. Gordon Grandcock. on May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Its time to legalize marijuana now that hardly anyone can afford it.

  34. Thomas McSweeney on May 20, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    no truth nowhere govern this nation farmers all farmers unite for the legalization of the truth we can all smoke and drink later.

  35. G Issa on May 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Full legalization

  36. Nith Phasavath on May 20, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Ga govs should legalize marijuana

  37. todo poderoso on May 20, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Finally the government is realizing theyve lost this war

  38. Jesse Barnett on May 20, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Shouldn’t you be covering the nation wide show of support for the 2nd Amendment as well?

  39. Eric Forman on May 20, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Mederalize farijuana

  40. Grambo on May 20, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    I just clicked for those wack ass joints in the thumbnail

  41. Tito Aquino on May 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    If you’re going to call cannabis POT? Then call alcohol booze!!!

  42. kingston Carr on May 20, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Make it legal

  43. Jeff Cockerham on May 20, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    I’m more surprised at the wide spread acceptance of alcohol….

  44. Mark Sawyer on May 20, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Criminalize tobacco

  45. Bro ZIN ツ on May 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    As was

  46. Indigo Sunset on May 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    the govt needs to cuz theyre not getting cig tax money anymore. simple as that.

  47. Soane Sionepoe on May 20, 2022 at 9:29 pm


  48. Theresa Heyer on May 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    legalize means no people wanna kill while is a fucking PLANT!get a brain

  49. James Smith on May 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    It’s about time…The Government should of been stop this Bullshit….

  50. Felipe Ramos on May 20, 2022 at 9:31 pm