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America Is Now A Pothead Majority: A Record 50% Of Americans Say Marijuana Should Be Legal

Everybody pass the Cheetos! A majority of Americans now support marijuana legalization — 50%, up from 46% last year, according to a new Gallup poll. Stoners can celebrate that this percentage is an all-time record-high in the history of the poll. The poll was released following the news that California Medical Association has called on the federal government to legalize the drug.

Here is Gallup’s polling history for the question:

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.
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Support for legalizing marijuana has been increasing over the past several years, rising to 50% today — the highest on record. If this current trend on legalizing marijuana continues, pressure may build to bring the nation’s laws into compliance with the people’s wishes.

(h/t Gallup)

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