65% of Americans Think the ‘War on Drugs’ Has Failed

CANNABIS CULTURE – Nearly two thirds (65%) of Americans think the US’s “War on Drugs” has been a failure, according to a new scientific poll by Angus Reid Public Opinion. Only 8% of respondents said they thought it had been a success, with 27% not sure.

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Drug Abuse

The online survey, which has a +/- 3.1% margin of error, sampled 1,003 adults about their thoughts on America’s and drug problems. 64% of those polled said they thought “America has a serious drug abuse problem and it affects the whole country”.

Legalization

52% of respondents strongly or moderately supported the legalization of marijuana. 10% or less supported the legalization for ecstacy, heroin, powder cocaine, methamphetamine or crack cocaine.

Mexico

The poll also addressed Mexico’s growing drug production problem, and 49% believed Mexico “deserves most of the blame” for “allowing the drug cartels to grow and flourish”.

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