Gallup: Super-Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

By NORML, Waking Times

A super-majority of Americans, including majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents support making marijuana use legal in the United States, according to nationwide polling data compiled by Gallup, first reported by Forbes.

Sixty-six percent of respondents endorse legalization, a total that is consistent with other recent polls and that is nearly 30 percent higher than 2012 totals — when Colorado and Washington became the first two states to legalize adult marijuana use. A separate nationwide poll released yesterday by PPRI (the Public Religion Research Institute) similarly reported that two in three Americans support legalizing and regulating adults’ marijuana use.

Commenting on the poll results, NORML Political Director Justin Strekal said: “There is no buyer’s remorse on the part of the American people. In recent years, American’s support for legalization has only grown stronger. At the end of the day, every age demographic below 65, representing the overwhelming majority of the taxpaying public, would rather their dollars be spent to regulate cannabis, not incarcerate its consumers.”

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5 comments

  1. Considering marijuana is a weed that has mind-altering properties, it’s ludicrous that the patriarchal government presumes it has a right to interfere at all, but Americans love being controlled by their sugar-daddy government,. The government in all its guises thrives on tax and control, control and tax, and it tells gullible American saps they are “free.”

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    • Weed is about to be legal in Illinois, but it will be taxed through the roof. Astronomically high prices combined with short supply and few retailers will inevitably lead to a shortage early in 2020 for the Land of Lincoln. Thanks, state government!

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      • Apparently Illinois is one of those states verging on bankruptcy because of underfunded liabilities, like public pension plans, right? The state needs the money. This move is not about loosening restrictions, but about increasing revenues. I’m willing to bet you will not be allowed to grow it in your own back yard, right? Yet it grows wild in the ditches of Nebraska. They call it “ditch weed.”

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