The latest from the Boca Raton Observer.

The public has increasingly embraced the idea of legalization, with support more than doubling since the 1970s. In October, a Gallup poll found a clear majority of Americans (58 percent) were in favor of it. But getting lawmakers to mirror the will of the people hasn’t been easy, says Norman Kent, A Fort Lauderdale attorney and NORML’s national president.

“I think (People United) has taken the right approach by going directly to the people and asking them to support a statewide petion and bypassing the weak and cowardly legislature that thinks it’s OK to get drunk in Tallahassee bars, but not smoke a joint in your home,” he says. Read more …

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