New Gallup Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, Up 7% from Last Year
A newly released Gallup poll has found that 58% of adults in the U.S. believe that cannabis should be made legal, up from 51% the last time the question was asked by Gallup in October, 2014.
According to the poll of 10,015 people conducted between October 7-11 with a margin of error of plus or minus 4%, just 40% of adults in the U.S. oppose the legalization of recreational cannabis.
“It’s pretty clear which direction our nation is heading on this issue”, says Mason Tvert, Communications Director for the Marijuana Policy Project. “The status quo has shifted. Marijuana prohibition has been a public policy disaster, and most Americans are ready to put it behind us and move on.”
Tvert continues; “The effects of 80-plus years of anti-marijuana propaganda are slowly wearing off. Once people realize that marijuana is actually safer than alcohol, they tend to agree that adults should not be punished just for consuming it.”
The full poll results can be found by clicking here.