New polling released by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has found that a strong majority of those in California support the legalization of recreational cannabis. 65% are in support of such a move, with just 32% in opposition. 3% remain undecided.
The poll, which was conducted by Tulchin Research, found that a majority of every age group supports cannabis legalization, including an eye-opening 85% of those 18 to 29.
“This development is just a further illustration of how the debate over marijuana legalization has moved from the fringe into the mainstream,” says Erik Altieri, Communications Director for NORML. “An overwhelming majority of Californians are ready to legalize and regulate marijuana and it is encouraging to see key figures within the state move to address the issue in a forward thinking and serious manner.”
He continues; “With a voter initiative likely in 2016, this new survey data also confirms that the people of California are ready to move forward to end their state’s marijuana prohibition, with or without state legislators.”