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Gallup: Support for Marijuana Legalization Hits All-Time High

Posted By dpacheco On October 21, 2009 @ 3:29 pm In Politics & Social Justice | No Comments

Public support for legalizing marijuana reached its highest point this year, according to a new poll released by Gallup.

Fort-two percent support legalization, with 56% opposed. At the current rate of growth, 1–2% a year, support could go over 50% in as little as four years.

PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup’s October Crime poll finds 44% of Americans in favor of making marijuana legal and 54% opposed. U.S. public support for legalizing marijuana was fixed in the 25% range from the late 1970s to the mid-1990s, but acceptance jumped to 31% in 2000 and has continued to grow throughout this decade.

Read the whole article here. [1]

 

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[1] Read the whole article here.: http://www.gallup.com/poll/123728/U.S.-Support-Legalizing-Marijuana-Reaches-New-High.aspx?CSTS=addthis

[2] In Marijuana Policy, a Shift Toward Understanding: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/in-marijuana-policy-a-shift-toward-understanding/

[3] In California, the Grass Is Greener: Newsweek Visits “Potopia”: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/in-california-the-grass-is-greener-newsweek-visits-potopia/

[4] Stiletto Stoners: The Female Face of Pot Smokers?: http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/stiletto-stoners-the-female-face-of-pot-smokers/

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