US Support for Cannabis Legalization Remains at Record 68%

US Support for Cannabis Legalization Remains at Record 68%
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<![CDATA[Results from a Gallup Poll released Nov. 15 reaffirm that more than two-thirds of Americans favor full legalization of cannabis. For the third straight year, a record-high 68% of U.S. adults support ending the federal prohibition of the plant, Gallup pollsters concluded from a survey conducted Oct. 3-20. The survey included a random sample of 1,009 adults aged 18 and older living in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. When Gallup pollsters first asked Americans in 1969 “Do you think the use of marijuana should be legal, or not?” support was at 12%. It wasn’t until 2013 that a majority of Americans (58%) supported reform—the year after voters in Colorado and Washington passed adult-use cannabis ballot measures. Gallup | news.gallup.comMore recently, support for legalizing cannabis had majorities in 33 of 35 subgroups—with the exception of conservatives (49%) and those who attend church weekly (46%)—according to combined Gallup data from 2018-2022. “An overwhelming majority of Americans have consistently opposed our failed prohibition of marijuana for years now, and it defies common sense that our elected officials at the federal level have yet to take any meaningful action,” NORML’s Executive Director Erik Altieri said in a public statement. “Voters of every age and in virtually every region of the country agree that marijuana should be legal. It is well past time that Congress finally takes action to reform our nation’s laws to reflect the people’s will and relegate our disastrous prohibition policies to the trash bin of history.”The Gallup Poll comes at a time when 21 states have legalized adult-use cannabis following Maryland and Missouri voters passing ballot measures earlier this month. Consistent with other national polls, Gallup pollsters reported that liberal, nonreligious and younger Americans are the most supportive of cannabis reform. More specifically, those with no religious preference (89% support…

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