Record-high 64 percent of Americans want marijuana legalized

Record-high 64 percent of Americans want marijuana legalized

Record-high 64 percent of Americans want marijuana legalized

This year's national survey shows the greatest approval for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the study, and the first time that a majority of those who identify as Republicans support making marijuana legal (51%).

The 64 percent of Americans who told Gallup they support making marijuana legal is the most in the almost 50 years Gallup has asked the question.

The latest figure, based on an October 5-11 Gallup poll, follows shifts in the USA legal landscape regarding marijuana since Gallup's 2016 measure. If that sounds familiar, it's because it was also true in 2016 and 2013 as public opinion on the issue has been rising at a steady clip. Just a year ago, only 42 percent of GOP members surveyed said they supported legalization.

Morgan Fox, the director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, said in a statement Americans are "tired" of wasting resources arresting individuals for using marijuana.

Support for legalizing marijuana just reached a record high, with the vast majority of Americans favoring legalizing the drug, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.

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Gallup pollsters have been surveying Americans about marijuana legalization since 1969, periodically asking respondents: "Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?"

Marijuana is illegal at the federal level but eight states - Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Colorado, Alaska, Maine, Massachusetts - and Washington, D.C., have fully legalized recreational-use pot.

A number of states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana at the state level and more than two dozen, including the district, have legalized it for medical purposes. Most recently marijuana was legalized in 2016 in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and ME via citizen referenda and voters in a number of other states approved legalization for medicinal purposes.

The latest survey marked the first time that a majority of Republicans supported marijuana legalization. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percentage points. Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains one of Washington's most anti-weed figures, and earlier this year, then-White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer erroneously suggested that marijuana could worsen the opioid epidemic.

The issue's public support follows a similar trajectory of same-sex marriage, which became legalized in 2015. "That bodes well for efforts to pass cannabis laws in more states in 2018 - both on the ballot and through state legislatures".

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