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National Poll: Americans Want Cannabis Rescheduled and Legalized

Yet another poll is suggesting what most people already know: U.S. citizens are ready to end the prohibition of marijuana.

Washington D.C. consulting firm Morning Consult released poll results last week that indicate 52 percent of registered American voters support the full recreational legalization of cannabis. Only 43 percent said they were opposed, and 5 percent were unsure.

The results come with a margin of error of +/- 2 percent.

83 percent of respondents agreed that cannabis has no place as a top priority controlled substance, believing that the plant should at the very least be rescheduled — or removed from the Controlled Substances Act entirely.

Unsurprisingly, cannabis reform was most popular among younger voters (63 percent of 18-29 year olds and 60 percent of 30-45 year olds) and Democrats (61 percent). Meanwhile, Republicans (37 percent) and older individuals (35 percent of voters aged 65 and higher) were the most likely to oppose the legalization of marijuana.

This poll echoes the same sentiments of nearly every recent national poll that has broached the subject, and is a clear sign that cannabis reform has gone mainstream in the past several years. With multiple legalization efforts underway for this coming election season, the U.S. appears poised to soon move beyond the tipping point of full-on federal reform.

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