Poll: 50% Favor Marijuana Legalization
So reports Gallup:
A record-high 50% of Americans now say the use of marijuana should be made legal, up from 46% last year. Forty-six percent say marijuana use should remain illegal.
Here’s the graph of opinion over the last 40ish years:
It has been clear of late that attitudes towards marijuana have been shifting, so perhaps this foreshadows a serious reassessment of our policies sometime in the next decade.
One thing is for certain: current US drug war policy is not working (if by working one means achieving the goals of the policy). As such, a shift in the public opinion that might actually open the door to an actual debate of these issues is a welcome development.