Reefer Madness

According to a recent Gallup poll, 50% of Americans are in favor legalizing marijuana.

This is an all-time high.

Actually these numbers are up from just 36% in 2006.

There could be implications for national marijuana policy.

In 1970 just 12% of respondents thought that marijuana should be legal.

That number climbed to 28% by the late 1970s, then dipped in the 1980s, and then climbed again to 36 percent in 2006.

40% of respondents favored legalization in 2009 right before numbers spiked yet another 10%.

According to Gallup:

“Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted Oct. 6-9, 2011, with a random sample of 1,005 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
For results based on the total sample of national adults, one can say with 95% confidence that the maximum margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points.”

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