Poll: US Voters Support Legalization and Oppose Federal Meddling

Poll: US Voters Support Legalization and Oppose Federal Meddling

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On April 20, 2017, Quinnipiac University announced the results of its latest national poll and found that 60% of American voters believe marijuana use should be legalized in the United States, the greatest level of federal legalization support ever recorded by Quinnipiac.

Having surveyed 1,062 voters across the country, Quinnipiac’s latest poll also recorded another important milestone, finding that 94% of American voters support doctors recommending medical marijuana to their patients.

“From a stigmatized, dangerous drug bought in the shadows, to an accepted treatment for various ills, to a widely accepted recreational outlet, marijuana has made it to the mainstream,” said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Not only did the poll show a majority of American voters support legalization, 73% of them also believe that the federal government should not carry out greater enforcement of federal marijuana laws against states that have legalized medical or adult-use marijuana.

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