Americans are not snitches. At least that appears to be the consensus of a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll that finds even those opposed to legalized marijuana would never call the police on a neighbor for smoking pot.
The survey, released earlier this week, finds that while 32 percent of those polled do not agree with efforts to legalize marijuana in the United States, most are not interested in causing trouble for the 50 percent that do. In fact, only 16 percent claimed they would call the cops on a neighbor if they saw them getting stoned in their yard or in their home -- 70 percent agreed being a rat is not cool.
It appears that even though marijuana’s opposing forces are not yet prepared to jump the square ship and get high with the rest of us, the majority are convinced that weed is not enough of a detriment to society to not be neighborly. Only 34 percent of those who insist marijuana should remain illegal said they would call the cops on their neighbors for smoking weed, while 47 percent would not.
Perhaps the most interesting statistic paints a portrait of seething vengeance within the cannabis community across the nation. A surprising seven percent said that even though they support legalized marijuana, they would still call the police on their neighbors if they caught them getting high… just out of spite, we presume.
The American people, however, are not as relaxed about their neighbors cultivating marijuana. Although the majority (48 percent) still claims they would not contact authorities if they spotted a cannabis plant growing in their neighbor's yard, 34 percent said they would undoubtedly report it.
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.