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Distribution of answers submitted by New York voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act which banned the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain drugs. The act ranked drugs by their potential for abuse and placed them into five categories. Two of the most widely used drugs in the U.S., wine and alcohol, are exempt from the classifications. Ballot measures in several states including Colorado, Washington and Oregon have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. These laws apply only within the respective states and have no effect on Federal law. See recent drug policy news
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There isn't sufficient data to sway my opinion either way. I'm waiting to see what happens in Colorado. 5 years ago from a Republican in Bethpage, NY
No, not all. But drugs that have been proven to treat/manage diseases should be decriminalized. 5 years ago from a Green in Fort Erie, NY
Yes, there is a country that has eliminated it as an illegal drug and are instead treating it as a medical problem and have decreased drug use. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Newark, NY
Yes, but keep/create laws that criminalize the selling of drugs and even stricter laws of the selling of drugs to minors. 5 years ago from a Democrat in East Northport, NY
First, decriminalize marijuana, release anyone being held on marijuana charges; see how that goes, then move on to other less harmful drugs. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Bronx, NY
No, but I favor decriminalizing using & possession of small amounts of marijuana. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Forest Hills, NY
No but first time offenders should not be criminally prosecuted but rather turned to resources that could help with drug abuse. Marijuana derived medications should be legalized. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Merrick, NY
No, but get rid of jail time for possession of small amounts of drugs. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Edgewater, NY
Yes, and free everyone from prison who would not qualify as a criminal under the new decriminalized laws. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Liverpool, NY
I think marijuana should be legalized, and if someone is using drugs to combat pain, or some severe trauma, they should get help, not jail time. BUT anyone selling hard drugs like cocaine or heroin to children should be prosecuted to the full extent of... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Bronx, NY