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Poll: 94% of U.S. Voters Support Legalizing Medical Marijuana, 60% Support Recreational Legalization

New polling shows that nearly every voter in the United States supports legalizing medical marijuana, and a strong majority supports legalizing recreational marijuana.

According to a new Quinnipiac University national poll, U.S. voters say 60% – 34% “that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.;” this is the highest level of support ever recorded for legalizing marijuana in a Quinnipiac poll.

Voters also support 94% – 5% “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it,” also the highest level of support in any national poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Voters oppose 73% – 21% government enforcement of federal laws against marijuana in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana. No group supports enforcement in states where marijuana is legal.

Voters support 76% – 18% reducing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, the same classification as heroin. Again, all listed groups support this reduction.

A CBS News poll, also released today (uncoincidentally on 4/20), found almost the exact same level of support for legalizing recreational cannabis at 61%.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

2 comments

  1. KAYNON HURD

    Legalize it federally its time we wont stop till its legal

  2. KAYNON HURD

    I AM A 43 YR OLD WITH NUMEROUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS
    RHUMATOID ARTHRITUS
    LUPUS
    STAPH AND MERSA
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
    240 OVER 180.
    10 YEARS OF MY LIFE I TOOK 13 TO 16 MEDS A DAY I GOT NO BETTER INFACT THE SIDE EFECTS WERE WORSE I THOUGHT I WAS DYING. I WOKE ONE DAY AND GOT RID OF ALL BIG PHARMA WENT AND TOLD MY DOC I FELT BETTER THAN I HAD N YEARS. SHE THEN WROTE N MY MED RECORDS THAT I WAS REFUSING TREATMENT docs get kickbacks for every med they write to u. God gave us this all natural canabus medication its my life and my choice.Government should hav no say n my civil rights? YET THEY CONTINUE TO TELL US HOW WE CAN LIVE OUR LIVES. LAST TIME I CHECKED GOVT CANT BALANCE A BUDGET. OR PROTECT OUR HOMELAND MABEY THEY SHOULD MIND THEIR BUSNESS AND STAY OUTA MINE.
    PILLS CAN KILL
    CANABUS CAN HEAL
    JUST THINK OF ALL THE REVENUE WE COULD GENERATE
    TRUMP NEEDS TO FEDERALLY LAGALIZE ITS A BUSNESS OPPORTUNITY AND IF HE DONT HAV THE BALLS TO LEGALIZE FEDERALLY THEN N 4 YEARS
    YOUR FIRED

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