American Opinion: Legalize Marijuana

January 29th, 2014
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Econintersect:  More than half of all Americans think that marijuana should be legalized, according to a poll conducted by CNN and ORC International.  That sentiment, which had never before risen above 35%, surged to 43% in favor in 2012 and to 55% this month (January 2014).  With a margin of error of +/-3% a majority of Americans now believe that pot should be legal.  In October Gallup found 58% (+/- 4%) in favor of legalizing marijuana.

Marijuana plants in greenhouse.

Follow up:

Here is the historical data from Gallup presented graphically:

As reported by GEI News in six weeks ago, legalizing marijuana would be worth billions to local governments in tax revenues and decreased law enforcement expenses.


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