American Support For Cannabis At All-Time High

By Benjie Cooper

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Over the past twenty years, the American perception of cannabis has undergone a rather drastic change. With the help of medicinal marijuana legalization, the plant is now better understood, and an ever-increasing majority of people in the United States believe that it should be legal.

According to a poll released August 3, 2017, by Quinnipiac University, 94% of Americans support “allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if their doctor prescribes it.”

But in addition to medicinal cannabis, public endorsement of recreational marijuana is at a new all-time high in the dying era of prohibition.

Public support for legal cannabis grows

When Quinnipiac conducted their poll in August, 61% of respondents indicated that they believed marijuana should be legal for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Quinnipiac University released the results of a new poll today which was conducted April 20-24 and shows yet another increase in public support for marijuana legalization.

Of the 1,193 registered voters that Quinnipiac surveyed, 63% responded that they believed cannabis should be legal, a two-point increase from last summer.

“Voters are more favorable to legalizing marijuana than in any previous Quinnipiac University survey and do not see its use as a gateway to more serious drugs,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the poll.

The survey also showed that 70% of the voters are opposed to the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where medicinal or adult-use cannabis is legal.