US Inching Toward Majority Support for Legalization of Cannabis

Re: U.S. Support for Legalizing Marijuana Reaches New High

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PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s October Crime poll finds 44% of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and 54% opposed. U.S. public support for legalizing marijuana was fixed in the 25% range from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, but acceptance jumped to 31% in 2000 and has continued to grow throughout this decade.

Note that this is legalization, not decriminalization. If the trend continues, majority support could be reached as soon as 2012.



  1. Brian Ker on

    And it is 56% in the western US.

    California 2010. Go California !

  2. sharkcity on

    to crank up the propaganda machine- much voodoo science to come

  3. Anonymous on

    A majority of Canadians agree with legalization. What difference has it made? Politicians promote their own interests, not ours.