Legalized Pot Backed by Record Number in US

October 18th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

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About half of Americans believe that marijuana should be legalized, when questioned during an October Gallup poll. This is the highest percentage since Gallup started asking the question in 1969.

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is used as a psychoactive drug and for medical purposes. However, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s informational website, “Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States.”

The poll relied on telephone interviews with 1,005 adults ages 18 and over from Oct. 6 through  Oct. 9. Fifty percent of those polled indicated that they support legalizing marijuana, while 46 percent do not, and 3 percent have no opinion on the subject.

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