In debate over legalizing marijuana, disagreement over drug’s dangers

In their own words: Supporters and opponents of legalization
Pew Research Center (US)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

pew140415bPublic opinion about legalizing marijuana in the US, while little changed in the past few years, has undergone a dramatic long-term shift. A new survey finds that 53% favor the legal use of marijuana, while 44% are opposed. As recently as 2006, just 32% supported marijuana legalization, while nearly twice as many (60%) were opposed. Millennials (currently 18-34) have been in the forefront of this change: 68% favor legalizing marijuana use.