Drug Law

Poll: "Huge Majority" Supports Legalizing Marijuana

| by NORML
By "CannaBob"

“If our poll is right, then it can only be a matter of time before laws start to change, at least in the more liberal states,” The Economist opined.

Dudes, look closer — it’s already started.

(The Economist) A new poll from The Economist and YouGov contains exciting news for marijuana advocates. “A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once ‘don’t knows’ have been excluded, support the legalization and taxation of marijuana,” the magazine announced.

Even without excluding the “don’t knows,” a clear majority — 58 percent — favors treating cannabis like tobacco or alcohol, according to the poll.

The data reveal some interesting patterns, according to the magazine. In every age group, more people favor legalization than oppose it.

The poll, covering a number of subjects besides marijuana, is available online here [PDF].