More Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana Than Ever Before In Our Nation’s History
The day is very quickly coming when recreational marijuana is legalized at the state level the country’s most populated states and rescheduled by the DEA. Clearly this November will be a big moment for legal weed, which is just now supported by more households in America than ever before. According to a Gallup poll, almost 60% of Americans now support legalizing it:
A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot.
When Gallup first asked about this issue in 1969, 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. By 2000, support had increased to 31 percent and has continued climbing since then, reaching 58 percent last year.
According to Gallup’s new poll, released on Wednesday, 67 percent of Democrats support legalization, compared to 42 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of independents. Support among adults aged 18-34 was 77 percent, compared to 45 percent among those over 55.
The poll was based on telephone interviews conducted Oct. 5-9 with a random sample of 1,017 adults living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Gallup said the margin of error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
It’s just a matter of time.