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Seventy percent of people find smoking weed to be morally acceptable, according to a new poll, a number that has increased in recent years as more states legalize pot or launch medical marijuana programs.
The Gallup poll, published Tuesday, asked 1,028 Americans in all 50 states and the nation’s capital whether they deemed 21 different behaviors or policies, from using birth control to the death penalty, moral or not. More respondents viewed marijuana use as acceptable than they did abortion, pornography, having children outside of marriage and wearing fur.
Two-thirds of Americans favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup survey released on Wednesday.
The 66 percent support for ending cannabis prohibition is the same level the polling firm found last year—indicating that supermajority backing for broad marijuana reform in the U.S. hasn’t waned in the wake of a widespread outbreak of vaping-related injuries that opponents have sought to pin on legalization.
Ready or not, election season has begun. Last month, 20 presidential candidates from the Democratic ticket held two separate debates (10 candidates for each debate), with the field having now grown to roughly two dozen hopefuls.
But this isn't the only battle brewing. There's another topic that's garnering a lot of buzz throughout America, and it's going to get its share of the limelight in 2020. I'm talking about the green rush, marijuana.
Sixty-six percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to national survey data compiled by the Gallup. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Gallup, which has been tracking Americans’ views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969.
Support was strongest among Millennials (78 percent), Democrats (75 percent), and Independents (71 percent). Support for legalization was prevalent among the majority of Republicans (53 percent) and those 55 or older (59 percent), groups who have historically opposed reform.