This week’s Question of the Week received a heavy turnout in our unscientific online poll and no shortage of thoughtful comments on both sides of the issue. We asked whether the Legislature should overturn Montana’s medical marijuana law, which was approved by a ballot initiative in 2004.
Among more than 4,000 votes cast as of late Friday afternoon, 2,417 said the lawmakers should leave the law in place, while 1,666 votes came in in favor of repeal. Here’s a sampling of some of the comments from those who took the time to write:
- “The Republican manufactured hysteria is completely at odds with reality. They ignore many well-established statistics, such as high school pot use being down 27 percent, in favor of an anecdote or two. Anecdotes like kids are prostituting themselves for pot, our schoolyards are knee-deep in pot, and Montana, as a new drug central, now deserves mention in the same breath as Mexico and South America. I’m getting very tired of uninformed Repub’s catering to the religious right, and telling me how I must live my life. I wonder how many of these same Repub’s are getting big campaign donations from the alcohol industry?”