What a difference two decades makes.
Two-thirds (67%) of all Americans now back legalizing cannabis according to 2019 polls from Gallup and Pew, who came to the same conclusion. Back in 2000, that number was only 32%.
It’s not just a youth movement either.
A majority of Baby Boomers, Gen X-ers, and Millennials all say the use of cannabis should be legal.
According to a recent Gallup survey, people’s reasoning for supporting cannabis legalization includes everything from medical benefits and taxes, to less law enforcement for cannabis offenses.
The surge in public support comes as many states have legalized cannabis in some form, including thirty-three only medical, and eleven recreational & medical, including the District of Columbia.
Although cannabis is still illegal at a federal level, more and more states are choosing to legalize as a greater number of Americans show their support for the movement.