Legalization Is Starting To Grow On Americans

10.21.09 Bucky Turco

Normally, I could care less about polls, but when Gallup is conducting one that includes legalization, it’s worth taking a look at. According to their October Crime poll, 44% of Americans are down with making weed legal while 54% oppose. These represent the most favorable numbers in the past four decades and as Gallup notes, “If public support were to continue growing at a rate of 1% to 2% per year, as it has since 2000, the majority of Americans could favor legalization of the drug in as little as four years.” Godspeed! The poll also indicates that liberals, Democrats, and people out West are more supportive than their stuffy counterparts. Click through the colorfully informative results above. |Gallup|