New Poll Says Two-Thirds of Americans Support Legalized Marijuana
Every time a poll comes out about marijuana legalization, it always shows a new record high. But this latest poll is impossible to ignore.
A new poll conducted by Gallup says two-thirds of Americans (66 percent) support marijuana legalization. That number includes 75 percent of Democrats, 71 percent of Independents and 53 percent of Republicans. It’s also a two-percent increase from last year’s poll that found only 64 percent of people support marijuana legalization.
The biggest change is among people 55-years-old or older. People in that demographic went from 50 percent support of legalization in 2017 to 59 percent this year.
These results are roughly in line with most national polls that show support for legalization in the mid-60’s percentage, although this one is a few points higher than others.
It should be noted that the poll was conducted about a week before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, so it’s possible that the latest developments north of the border may have changed things since then.
And yet despite two-thirds of Americans supporting marijuana, Congress refuses to take action on cannabis reform and continues to keep the drug illegal.
That’s American politics for you!
(h/t The Hill)