New high: Majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana

A new Gallup poll shows 58% of Americans support legalizing pot
Time Magazine (US)
Tuesday, October22, 2013

poll-gallup-221013For the first time, a majority of Americans, 58%, favor legalizing marijuana, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. That number was just 12% in 1969, when Gallup first asked the question. 38% of Americans surveyed this year said they had tried marijuana. The shift in national public support for pot legalization accelerated over the last two years. Public support has risen 8 points since 2011. (See also: Choom gang rising)