US Support For Márijuana Legalization At Its Highest Yet

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Public opinion on pot legalization appears to have crossed a major threshold: For the first time, a Gallup poll found that a solid majority of American adults support making márijuana legal.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans say the drug should be legal, according to Gallup’s latest survey, compared with 39 percent who oppose legalization. The other 3 percent had no opinion.

When Gallup first asked about pot in 1969, only 12 percent favored márijuana legalization. That weed-backing minority grew to 28 percent by 1977 and then stagnated for two decades before starting to steadily pick up more supporters around the year 2000.

 

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