New Gallup Poll Finds Record Support For Making Marijuana Legal In U.S. – 64%

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A new Gallup poll released Wednesday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record level of 64%, up from 60% last year and 50% in 2011. This year’s national survey shows the greatest approval for ending marijuana prohibition in the history of the study, and the first time that a majority Read the full article…

Poll Says Marijuana Legalization Support Nears 60%

Support for making marijuana legal is increasing around the world

More Americans than ever are smoking, eating and drinking marijuana, and they now overwhelmingly support full legalization of the long-banned plant, a new study and poll show. A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 58% of American adults think marijuana should be legal, up from 51% a year ago, with just 40% believing it should remain Read the full article…

More Than Four In Ten Americans Say They Have Tried Marijuana

Each time Gallup has polled on the question, Americans have become at least marginally more likely to say they have tried smoking pot, including a six-percentage-point increase in the latest poll.

OREGON:  As Oregon becomes the fourth state to make recreational marijuana use legal, 44% of Americans say they have tried marijuana. This is the highest percentage Gallup has found since it began asking the question in 1969. Back then, a mere 4% admitted to having tried it. These data are based on a July 8-12 Read the full article…

Field Poll Says Californians Now Favor Marijuana Legalization

The nonpartisan poll conducted last week for The Press-Enterprise and other California media subscribers showed 55 percent now favor legalization.

CALIFORNIA:  In a first for California, a majority of voters now favors legalization of marijuana, and most want pot regulated like alcohol, according to Field Poll results released Tuesday, Dec. 10. The poll began asking about marijuana decriminalization in 1969. A clear majority of respondents never favored it until now. In 1969, 75 percent of Read the full article…

Field Poll Says Californians Now Favor Marijuana Legalization

The nonpartisan poll conducted last week for The Press-Enterprise and other California media subscribers showed 55 percent now favor legalization.

CALIFORNIA:  In a first for California, a majority of voters now favors legalization of marijuana, and most want pot regulated like alcohol, according to Field Poll results released Tuesday, Dec. 10. The poll began asking about marijuana decriminalization in 1969. A clear majority of respondents never favored it until now. In 1969, 75 percent of Read the full article…

Experts: Maine, Michigan Votes Another 'Green Light' For Marijuana Legalization

While public opinion on legalization has changed drastically since the 1960s, St. Pierre notes there has been an unprecedented spike in approval ratings just in the past year, reaching 58%, according to a Gallup Poll last month. The number marks a 10% increase since Colorado and Washington voted to legalize it, "and the legal momentum shows no sign of abating,"

MAINE: Marijuana is moving on “greased tracks” toward legalization, according to the advocacy group that’s been riding the train for more than 40 years. The reason is a stark shift in public opinion, said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.  On Tuesday, Portland, Maine, followed Washington and Read the full article…

Marijuana Debate Catches Fire Among College Students

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana over tobacco cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice.

Support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high — and young adults are fueling the flames. A Gallup poll released Tuesday revealed a majority of adults back cannabis legalization for the first time since Gallup asked the question in 1969.

Editorial: Congress Lags Public On Marijuana Legalization

A marijuana plant grows at the River Rock marijuana growing facility in Denver.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  A Gallup poll released this week showing that 58 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana should send a clear message to Congress. It is time to talk seriously about decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level and leaving the regulation of pot to the states. The federal government already is leaning this way Read the full article…

Marijuana Will Probably Be Legal In Most Of The Country By 2020

We'll pass the 65 percent threshold by 2016 or so.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today, for the first time ever, Gallup reports that a solid majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.I’ve drawn my own chart of Gallup’s data because I think their chart doesn’t really give a good sense of just how quickly public opinion on this is changing.

For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

Troopers found 66 plants, 18 more than Granke's license allowed, and a pound of possessed marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: For marijuana advocates, the last 12 months have been a period of unprecedented success as Washington and Colorado became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. And now for the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the Read the full article…