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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Tom Angell
A majority of Americans now support legalizing marijuana use — the first time public support has crossed the 50 percent threshold, according to new polling from the Pew Research Center.
"I think there's a disconnect," said Tom Angell, founder of Marijuana Majority, which is trying to recruit celebrities to push for legalization. "This is a mainstream majority-support issue, but politicians for some reason seem to still be stuck in the 1980s and they're afraid of being attacked as soft on crime, soft on drugs."
"I think maybe a lot of journalists happen to be midnight tokers themselves and are afraid of maybe being found out," Mr. Angell said. "The general conventional wisdom is this is not a serious issue, and I think they feel in bringing this up they'll be looked askance by their colleagues."