Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana For First Time Ever
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center recently showed that 52% of Americans are in favor of the legalization of marijuana. This marks the first time in history that more Americans are for the legalization than against.
According to Reuters,
The Pew poll found that 65 percent of people born since 1980 favor legalizing marijuana use, up from 36 percent in 2008.
Among baby boomers – those born in the two decades after World War Two – 50 percent favor legalizing marijuana, up from a low of 17 percent in 1990.
Some 72 percent of those polled said government efforts to enforce marijuana laws cost more than they are worth. Sixty percent said the federal government should not enforce federal laws barring use of marijuana in states where it is legal.