A new Gallup poll released this morning found that 68% of Americans believe cannabis should be legalized, the highest percentage in more than 50 years.

The Gallup organization began asking Americans about marijuana back in 1969. At that time only 12% of respondents said it should be legal.

The figure hovered in the 25-30% range between 1975 and 2000. Then it began steadily climbing.

Americans really like legalization

Support for legalization began steadily climbing in the early 2000s. It now stands at 68%. (Gallup Organization)


Election 2020: Cannabis legalization results and live coverage

Polled just before the election

The latest data are from a Sept. 30-Oct. 15 poll, with a sample size of 1,035 adults from all 50 states,…

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