TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS are now in favor of cannabis legalization, according to a new survey. Gallup has recorded majority support for legalization three years in a row now. The most recent figure marks an all-time record in the last 50 years of polling Americans about marijuana, reports The Independent.
According to the latest Gallup poll, 66 percent of Americans surveyed support legalizing Cannabis. That’s up two percentage points from 2017. Just 12 percent of Americans supported legal weed back in 1969, the first year Gallup asked the question.
Seventy-five percent of self-identified Democrats support legalization. Republicans lag with 53 percent favoring. Seventy-one percent of independents want to legalize.
The largest increase was seen among Americans 55 and older, with 59 percent support legalization. Last year, 50 percent of this age group had expressed support.