New Poll: 54% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, 75% Believe it to be Inevitable
A survey released today by the Pew Research Center has found that regardless of their personal views on the matter, 75% of those in the United States believe cannabis legalization to be inevitable. According to the survey, 54% of Americans support the move to legalize cannabis.
According to results of the poll, 67% of those in America support treatment over incarceration for the use of hard drugs such as cocaine and heroin. 76% favor less penalties than are currently applied.
The same amount of support – 76% in favor – was found for decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis. Just 22% favor jail time for those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
The poll surveyed 1,821 adults, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.