Are The 2016 Candidates Afraid Of Marijuana?

Colin Campbell, Business Insider

Polls show the vast majority of the public - around 86%, according to a January 2014 CBS poll - supports medical marijuana legalization and a slight majority favors outright legalization for recreational use. However, though a growing number of states are passing laws to relax restrictions on marijuana, many of the likely leading contenders in the 2016 presidential elections have been slow to jump on the bandwagon. Despite this reticence, some marijuana advocates are hoping the issue takes center stage when voters pick a successor to President Barack Obama.