53% of respondents in the survey answered “Yes” to the question “Should marijuana use be legal?” 43% stated that they believe cannabis use should not be legal.
These numbers mark the highest level of support ever recorded by a CBS News poll for legalizing cannabis, which began asking the question over 35 years ago in 1979.
The poll also asked participants if they believe cannabis is less harmful than alcohol. 51% agreed that it is less harmful, 28% said that the two substances are equally harmful, and just 12% said they believe cannabis is more harmful than alcohol.
The survey found overwhelming support for legalizing medical cannabis, with 84% in favor
The full poll results can be found by clicking here