Most Americans Want Legal Weed

April 2, 2014 | Andy Cush

The results of a new Pew Research poll paint a rosy picture for the future of pot in America. According to the study, 54 percent of Americans believe the plant should be legalized, and 69 percent believe it is less dangerous than alcohol. Furthermore, 75 percent of Americans — including those who are against legalization — believe the sale and use of cannabis will be eventually be legal across the country.

“It is good to know that despite the DEA’s best efforts the American people are getting scientifically accurate information about marijuana, and the fact that it is objectively less harmful than alcohol to both individual health and society at large,” Dan Riffle, director of federal policies at the Marijuana Policy Project said in a statement. “The increase in support since last year’s poll shows that more and more Americans understand it’s simply bad public policy to steer adults toward alcohol by punishing those who prefer marijuana as a less harmful alternative.”

(Photo: @Adrianna Broussard)