Brief: 66% of Americans Think Private Consumption of Marijuana Should Be Legal

Two thirds of the American adult population (66%) believes that adults should be legally allowed to consume cannabis in the privacy of their own home, according to a recent Huffington Post/YouGov survey.

While a heavy majority of Democrats and Independents declared themselves in support, only 49% of the overall U.S. population supports wide-sweeping legalization — 13%, however, proclaimed themselves uncertain, meaning that there are more citizens in support of legalization than not (38% reported themselves opposed).

Additionally, 55% of those surveyed at least somewhat supported passing laws in their own state that would legalize recreational marijuana use for adults aged 21+, meanwhile taxing marijuana sales and keeping it illegal to transport said marijuana out of state.

This year, we will see voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. decide on recreational marijuana in their respective states/district. Also, 14 different cities in Michigan will hold their own local votes on the subject this year.

Currently, more than half the states in the U.S. have passed some sort of marijuana law reform (medical, recreational, or otherwise), and the latest voter trends seem to indicate only greener horizons in the near future.


Photo Credit: Will Fisher

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