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National Polls

Pew Research Poll

The share of Americans who favor legalizing the use of marijuana continues to increase. Today, 57% of U.S. adults say the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion on legalizing marijuana was nearly the reverse – just 32% favored legalization, while 60% were opposed.

Barna Research Group Poll

Fifty-six percent of respondents favor the legalization of marijuana and/or other illicit substances.

IAVA (Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America) Member Survey

Seventy-five percent of IAVA members polled believe that VA should allow medical cannabis as a treatment option to eligible military veterans.

CBS News Poll

Fifty-six percent of Americans say that "marijuana use should be legal." The percentage is the highest ever reported by the news media agency.

Associated Press

Sixty-one percent of adults believe "[T]he use of marijuana should be made legal."

YouGov Poll

Fifty-two percent of respondents said, "[T]he use of marijuana should be legalized."

Morning Consult Poll

Fifty-five percent of registered voters support legalizing marijuana for personal use.

Gallup: Support For Legalizing Marijuana At Historic High

Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe that "the use of marijuana should be made legal." (2015)

Fox News Poll

Fifty-one percent of respondents said that they favored "legalizing marijuana."

CBS News Poll (2015)

Fifty-three percent of respondents answered 'yes' to the question, "Should marijuana use be legal?"

Pew Research Center (2015)

Fifty-three percent of Americans say that the "use of marijuana should be legal."

Beyond the Beltway

Six in ten voters (61%) support allowing state regulated sales of marijuana across the country, and 72% agree that punishment for possession of small amounts of marijuana should be reduced from arrest and possible jail times to fines of $25 to $100.

General Social Survey (GSS)

Fifty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalizing marijuana – an increase of nine percentage points since GSS pollsters asked the question in 2012.

Third Way

Fifty percent support legalizing recreational marijuana for use by adults; 78% are in favor of allowing individuals to use marijuana for medical purposes if a doctor recommends it.

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll

Americans believe that consuming cannabis poses less harm to health than does the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, or sugar.