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According to Gallup, American Support for Cannabis Legalization is at an All-Time High

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-10-25 18:56:22

64% of Americans now support the legalization of cannabis, an all-time high [] since Gallup first asked the question in 1969. Also for the first time, a majority of Republicans (51%) support legalization, up from 42% last year:

As efforts to legalize marijuana at the state level continue to yield successes, public opinion, too, has shifted toward greater support. The Department of Justice under the current Republican administration has been perceived as hostile to state-level legalization. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions could find himself out of step with his own party if the current trends continue. Rank-and-file Republicans' views on the issue have evolved just as Democrats' and independents' have, though Republicans remain least likely to support legalizing pot.

Also at NPR [], The Hill [], NORML [], and Reason [].

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