More Americans Using Cannabis, Support Legalization, Say Polls

Gallup has been tracking support for legalization since 1969 when it was at just 12 percent. The latest poll shows support currently matches the 2013 high of 58 percent.

Not surprisingly, the greatest support for legalization falls to younger generations, but some of the greatest gains are in the 35-49 year old age range.

And not only is the support for legal cannabis increasing, CBS News reports actual usage among adults in America has doubled. Since 2001/2002 use has risen from 4.1% to 9.5%.

h/t Gallup, CBS News

Header Image: Yippies rally at the Capitol building July 4, 1973 to demand impeachment of Nixon and legalization of marijuana.


On Flatbush Avenue, tucked amidst the nexus of four iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods (Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, and Prospect Heights), medical cannabis company Citiva opened up their newest location at the turn of the new year. Walking through the shiny glass door, you’re first struck by the sleek tidiness of the front lobby. Both the dispensary's resident pharmacist and receptionist greet visitors as they clear patients (as does any medical dispensary in the country) before allowing them through to the retail room.

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You must be 19 years of age or older to enter.