A member of Congress predicts that marijuana will be legalized across the country in the not too distant future.
"I think it's game over in less than five years," Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., told Huffington Post. Is he high? Maybe not. Laws and public opinion are rapidly changing to embrace marijuana.
For example, the recently passed Farm Bill legalized industrial hemp production, provided it was for research purposes, in the 12 states that allow it.
Of course, states are ahead of the federal government in passing pot-friendly laws.
"There's no question that we're likely to see another state or two this year legalizing [recreational] use," he continued. "We're going to see more medical marijuana progress. The crazy prohibitions on bank services and probably the tax disparities - these are all eroding."
He said misconceptions about pot are melting away.
"All the falsehoods, misrepresentations and misclassification that have been basically sanctioned by inertia no longer work," he said.
His comments are backed up by public opinion research.
Most Americans now want to legalize marijuana - and that's a first, according to a new poll from Gallup. Support for making pot legal is up a shocking 10 points to 58 percent from last year, according to Gallup.
Public support for legalization more than doubled in the 1970s, reaching 28 percent. It then plateaued during the 1980s and 1990s before climbing steadily since 2000, reaching 50 percent in 2011, Gallup reports.