Every few months another new poll shows that support for marijuana legalization is at an all-time high, and today is another such example.
A new poll released by Quinnipiac University reveals that a record number of Americans support marijuana legalization. According to the poll, 63 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization while only 33 percent oppose it. That is the largest amount of support for legalization in the history of Quinnipiac's polls.
The poll also revealed other insights into how voters view marijuana. 94 percent of respondents say they support medical marijuana legalization, and 74 percent believe the federal government should not interfere with states' cannabis laws. The poll also should 76 percent believe marijuana should be reclassified from its current Schedule I status.
But the poll didn't just stick to laws and policy. It also examined voters' relationship with marijuana. According to the poll, 61 percent believe marijuana is not a gateway drug compared to 31 percent who believe it is. The poll also revealed that 43 percent of American voters have used cannabis, including 54 percent of male voters but only 33 percent of female voters.
Basically, this poll once again shows that Americans are increasingly becoming supportive and embracing cannabis.
So when the heck will our politicians do the same?