Poll: Americans Want Weed Legalized

Poll: Americans Want Weed Legalized

The verdict is in: The majority of Americans want to legalize marijuana. As if we didn’t know that already, but now a new Angus Reid public opinion poll proves it. The study, conducted from August 4-5, shows that the majority of Americans want to legalize weed. But they show little support in legalization of other drugs.

Here’s how the stats break down:

  • 55% want marijuana legalized.  The strongest supporters include:
    • Democrats: 63%
    • Independents: 61%
    • Men: 57%
    • Aged 35-54: 57%
  • Regarding the legalization of other drugs:
    • Only 10% support legalizing ecstasy
    • 9% powder cocaine
    • 8% heroin
    • 7% meth
    • 7% crack cocaine
  • 67% think the “War on Drugs” has been a failure.
  • 64% think America has a serious drug abuse problem that affects the entire United States, 20% perceive a drug abuse problem that is confined to specific areas and people, and 5% think America does not have a serious drug abuse problem.

Pete Guither from DrugWarRant.com breaks down the important points quite well, who says that based on these findings we can conclude that:

  1. “Democrats (the voters) support marijuana legalization, even though Democrats (the politicians) do not. The challenge here is to get it to rise to more than support, but a crucial voting issue.
  2. We’ve done a great job of demonstrating the failures of the drug war to the citizens, but we still have a long way to go to convince them that legalization of all drugs isn’t surrender, but a solution.
  3. If close to 2/3 of Americans think that we have a serious drug abuse problem, then we, as reformers, need to do a better job of showing how reform can address that problem.”

Read the Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF)>>



2 Responsesto “Poll: Americans Want Weed Legalized”

  1. Frank Williams says:

    you allow alcohol, and medicines from countless pharmaceutical companies to pump toxic medicines into our system yet you refuse to see the benefits of medical Marijuana, you all do realize our founding fathers drank it smoked it wore it, the first 3 presidents received gifts from then leader of India a ten lb chunk of hashish for medical and for relaxing purposes, its time to use your brains for once, after docs approve your app you get a credit aka debit card good for x amount a month. tax it grow it manufacturer it to me its all win win, you all have screwed the farmers over enough times, they deserve the chance to make a good living too

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