The New York Times Blog - Fifty-eight percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, according to a recent Gallup poll. Support also reached that level — the highest ever — in 2013, but dropped to 51 percent in 2014.
Vis Gallup: “The higher level of support comes as many states and localities are changing, or considering changing, their laws on marijuana. So far, four states and the District of Columbia have made recreational use of marijuana legal, and Ohio voters are set to decide a ballot initiative that would do the same this coming Election Day. The topic has been an issue on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, and several candidates have expressed a willingness to let states set their own marijuana laws even though federal law prohibits marijuana use.”