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Gallup: Record High 60 Percent of Americans Back Legal Pot

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Gallup: Record High 60 Percent of Americans Back Legal Pot

NEW YORK (AP) — A record high 60 percent of American adults support legalization of marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll released three weeks before voters in nine states decide whether to expand legal access to pot.

When Gallup first asked about this issue in 1969, 12 percent of Americans supported legalization. By 2000, support had increased to 31 percent and has continued climbing since then, reaching 58 percent last year.

Recreational use of marijuana is legal in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington state and the District of Columbia. Depending on Election Day results, they could be joined by Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.

Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota will be deciding whether to permit marijuana for medical purposes. Montanans will vote on whether to ease restrictions on an existing medical marijuana law.

Do you support legal cannabis for adults?

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Juan McDonald

    October 22, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    As adults we should be able to do what we like , I always find it funny how people compare alcohol with weed. By far two different things , I’m from south Florida and I believe it should of pass two years ago. Hopefully this power trip from the pharmaceutical industry will give it up.

  2. Maria Jimenez

    October 22, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Yes I support recreational marijuana for adults. 100%

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