Listen to "Reality Check with Ben Swann" on Spreaker.

Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

Must Read

Pentagon’s “COVID Detecting Microchip” For Under Your Skin?

Pentagon's "COVID Detecting Microchip" For Under Your Skin? - powered by ise.media A new report from 60 Minutes includes an...

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID?

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID? - powered by ise.media Bob Burnett explains how life insurance rates are telling a very...

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script - powered by ise.media The country of Nicaragua never instituted...

By Guy Bentley – The majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, according to a poll published Sunday.

The percentage of Americans who support marijuana legalization rose four points to 52 percent from when YouGov last asked the same question back in March 2015.

More than half of adults under the age of 65 support legalization but there is still strong opposition from those aged 65 and over. Democrats were overwhelmingly in favor of a more relaxed position on cannabis, with 66 percent supporting an end to prohibition.

- Newsletter -

This contrasted starkly with Republicans, with just over a third of GOP supporters supporting legalization. Around half of independent voters sided with legalization.

 Marijuana Poll

While support for full legalization commanded the backing of a little over half the country, a massive majority agreed that government efforts to enforce marijuana laws were costing more than they’re worth.

66 percent of those polled said the attempt to enforce the country’s marijuana laws cost more than it’s worth, with just 14 percent disagreeing.

The US records much support for marijuana legalization than comparable countries in western Europe such as Germany or the United Kingdom. Brits oppose loosening marijuana laws by 49 percent to 32 percent and Germany opposes legalization by 45 to 39 percent.

Brits oppose loosening marijuana laws by 49 percent to 32 percent and Germany opposes legalization by 45 to 39 percent. (RELATED: Did Marijuana Just Get Its Presidential Candidate?)

Cost of Enforcement of  Cannabis Laws
Four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use including Alaska, Colorado, Washington and Oregon and the District of Columbia.
On Jan. 7, New York became the latest state to open medical marijuana dispensaries, 18 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill legalizing the substance for medical use.

Follow Guy on Twitter

Send tips to guy@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

 

 

 

 

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

- Advertisement -

Featrued Sponsors

video

Texas Files Lawsuit Asks SCOTUS To Block 4 States From Participating in Electoral College

Texas Files Lawsuit Asks SCOTUS To Block 4 States From Participating in Electoral College - powered by ise.media Check out our sponsor Kim Daly and...

Unstoppable Domains

Uncensorable blockchain domains. Every domain purchase supports Ben Swann and Truth in Media

Holland Center

Holland Center is a day treatment program and medical clinic for children with autism.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

video

Pentagon’s “COVID Detecting Microchip” For Under Your Skin?

Pentagon's "COVID Detecting Microchip" For Under Your Skin? - powered by ise.media A new report from 60 Minutes includes an...
video

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID?

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID? - powered by ise.media Bob Burnett explains how life insurance rates are telling a very different story about the COVID...
video

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script - powered by ise.media The country of Nicaragua never instituted a lockdown, never required masks,...
video

Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way

Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way - powered by ise.media The crisis at the U.S. border continues. Nearly...
video

Lockdowns Caused 100 Percent Increase In Child and Teen Suicide?

Lockdowns Caused 100 Percent Increase In Child and Teen Suicide? - powered by ise.media Children are 10 times more likely to die of suicide than...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This